Fr Dominic Robinson SJ

Yasko Kurahachi, President of Farm Street Church’s ‘St Vincent de Paul Society’, has won an award for her work helping the homeless in the Mayfair parish. Contrary to the clichés about Mayfair, homelessness has significantly increased in recent months. In September last year, police were called in to clear an encampment of Romanian and Bulgarian homeless on Park Lane known locally as ‘tent city’.Yasko has been a volunteer with the St Vincent de Paul Society soup run, based at Farm Street Church...
Representatives from Farm Street Church and Grosvenor Chapel in Mayfair joined together for a pilgrimage to Rome, focusing on Early Christian art and architecture, years and heritage the two congregations share as Roman Catholics and Anglicans.Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, George McCombe, and Patricia Morgan, from Farm Street, were together with other four pilgrims from Grosvenor Chapel, for the week-long visit, which started on the 29th April.Steven Fachada, Co- Master of Ceremonies at Farm Street...
The unveiling of a memorial for seven Jesuit martyrs at St Giles-in-the-Fields marked a true ecumenical moment. On Sunday 20th January, friends and representatives of the Catholic community and of the wider church gathered together with members of the Anglican community at the West End parish for a choral evening prayer and the dedication by Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, parish priest of Farm Street, of the commemorative plaque.“We don’t come to faith from a vacuum, but rather from a tradition”...
Fr Dominic Robinson SJ meeting the faithful in North Iraq
Fr Dominic Robinson SJ has just returned from a packed week in the Middle East, as part of a delegation formed by members of Aid to the Church in Need and representatives of the Bishops’ Conference in England and Wales.The trip has been organised to show solidarity with the Christian community in North Iraq and to see the situation on the ground for what regards the reconstruction of towns and villages destroyed by Daesh. The hope is that the Bishops’ Conference will raise awareness of the...
The Farm St Church Camino in the steps of St Ignatius set off on Sunday for two weeks of walking and pilgrimage in northern Spain.The group of 19, led by Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, landed in Barcelona. Their first stop has been Verdu, at the Shrine and birthplace of St Peter Claver, the 17th century Jesuit priest known as the ‘slave to the slaves’ for his work with the slaves of what is modern day Colombia.“The opening Mass and the first day morning prayer were dedicated to the victims of human...
Dominic Robinson SJ, Superior of the Mount Street Jesuit community, has just returned from the World Meeting of Families in Ireland where he gave a presentation with Farm St Church parishioners Nick O’Shea and Sherwyn Sicat (via video) which described how the LGBT+ Westminster community were welcomed to Farm Street parish, and have since contributed to the liturgical, spiritual and pastoral life of the Church.They discussed the practical steps that made this journey possible and the positive...
Fr Dominic Robinson SJ attended the recent launch of a biennial report on violence against Christians around the world.  The report, named ‘Persecuted and Forgotten?’, is produced by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).  It assesses the nature of threats to Christians around the world and their underlying causes, as well as identifying trends and predicting future developments.  Fr Robinson is the chaplain to the charity and said, “It was a privilege to be involved in the launch of...
Fr Dominic speaks at the Home Office lobby for child refugees
Following his trip last week to the 'Jungle' in Calais with a group of faith leaders Fr Dominic Robinson SJ of Farm Street Church today joined around 200 campaigners and politicians at the Home Office, to urge Home Secretary Amber Rudd to allow a group of 375 unaccompanied refugee children to come to England. Organised by London Citizens, the event marked the first anniversary of the death of Ayan Kurdi, whose body was washed up on a Greek beach as his family fled Syria.Speakers...