Farm Street Church

Sharing our spiritual journeys: Landings UK
Farm Street Jesuit Church in London has announced that it will host the Inaugural Landings Lecture, given by Fr Christopher Jamison OSB, in March. His lecture will ask how Catholic parishes can welcome those who feel spiritually wounded.Landings UK is for anyone who is thinking about returning to the Catholic Church.  A small group made up of a mixture of active and returning Catholics meets weekly for a few weeks for up to two hours to share their spiritual journeys and to discuss a theme...
Prince Charles' ACN video. Source: YouTube
The Prince of Wales has made a passionate appeal for religious tolerance and compassion for those fleeing persecution, citing the experience of a Syrian Jesuit whom he met recently. Prince Charles was speaking on BBC Radio’s Thought for the Day, in an address pre-recorded for Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).Last month, the Prince was presented with ACN's Religious Freedom in the World Report, and in his message, broadcast today, he highlighted the survey’s key finding that...
Damage at the Jesuit house in Aleppo. Credit: Sami Hallaq/Facebook
Photos have emerged of the damage sustained by the Jesuit house in Aleppo at the weekend when three bombs hit their building. The community managed to avoid injury because they were on retreat; but the chapel and various offices were seriously damaged in the attack on Sunday.Meanwhile, Pope Francis yesterday sent a letter to the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, appealing for "an end to the violence and the peaceful resolution of hostilities" in the country. The appeal was...
The Immaculate Conception at Farm Street Church
Farm Street Church’s musical reputation spans almost a century; and its choir has now issued a CD to celebrate its 50 years as a parish of the Archdiocese of Westminster. Both God's and Mary's Son includes favourite musical works from the choir’s repertoire, along with special commissions composed for the choir by Gabriel Jackson, for which the choir gave the premiere performances.The Farm Street Church Choir originated as men and boy choristers recruited from the Jesuit...
A section of the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt
Farm Street Church will be among more than a dozen venues across London that will host the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt in events for World AIDS Day on 1 December. Regarded as an irreplaceable piece of international social history, the quilt is made up of hundreds of panels which commemorate the lives of those lost to AIDS, especially at the start of the pandemic, in the 1980s and 90s.This will be the first public display of the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt in more than 20 years. It will start with an...
Fresque, Visitation
Tomorrow (Wednesday 9 November) is a big day in the calendar of Farm Street Church.  To conclude the Jubilee Year of Mercy the parish is welcoming the relics of the Jesuit Saint Claude La Colombière SJ (formerly of the parish) and St Margaret Mary Alacoque as part of a Sacred Heart of Mercy Mission to London organised by the Emmanuel Community of Paray-le-Monial in France. “We welcome this Sacred Heart of Mercy Mission and these holy relics as an opportunity for the renewal of...
What hope for the church in Syria?
Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart of the Melkite Archdiocese of Aleppo will speak on the subject 'What hope for Syria?' in Farm Street Church Hall.  All welcome.  No charge.The talk, in cooperation with the Aid to the Church in Need UK and Aid to Eastern Christians (L’Oeuvre d’Orient), will address the real issues regarding the future of Syria's Christian community. With half of Syria’s population displaced and more than 400,000 people killed due to...
The Jesuits' stand at the National Ploughing Championships in Ireland
Several British Jesuits have been among the 1,700 exhibitors at the National Ploughing Championships that have been taking place near Tullamore, in County Offaly (Ireland) this week. Records were broken on the first day of the event, with more than 100,000 visitors coming through the gates.The display set up by the Jesuits in Ireland has been among hundreds of trade stands at this annual ploughing occasion that was last held in Tullamore nine years ago. Hundreds of acres have been ploughed by...
The Young Adult Mass at Farm Street Church
Mount Street Jesuit Centre in central London welcomes a new Director this month. Fr Christopher Pedley SJ will be taking over from Fr Paul O’Reilly SJ who has led the team adjacent to Farm Street Church since the Centre began more than ten years ago. And its Young Adult Ministry has been described as one of the ‘gems’ in the Archdiocese of Westminster’s initiatives for young Catholics in the region, as it launches its programme for the new academic year.Underpinned by...
Fr Tony Nye SJ marries Johannes and Ekaterina in Aigen, Austria: Bunte
When Johannes, who comes from an aristocratic Austrian family, and his fiancée Ekaterina - originally from Moscow – decided to get married, they were living and working in London. They naturally turned to their local Catholic church – the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Farm Street, London – to prepare them for their marriage and their lives ahead, and struck up a friendship with Jesuit priest, Fr Anthony Nye SJ.However, Johannes and Ekaterina wanted to be married in...

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