Farm Street Church

Reliquary of St Margaret Mary
Farm Street Church will welcome  the relics of St Claude La Colombiere SJ and St Margaret Mary to London with a solemn Mass to be celebrated by Bishop John Wilson at 6pm on Wednesday 9th November.  The visit, which runs from 9th-13th November, will include street processions and Masses at Our Lady of Victories Kensington, St Patricks Soho Square and Tyburn Convent.   Further details will be published in due course.St Claude, who died in 1682 aged 41, is considered a local...
Farm Street Camino
For the past few years, Farm Street Church parishioners have become pilgrims to raise money for worthy causes. Unlike most pilgrims of the ‘Camino’ who walk along the northern part of Spain aiming for Santiago, these spiritual walkers will walk the ‘Camino Ignaciano’ (the Ignatian Camino or Ignatian Way), following the route that St Ignatius himself walked hundreds of years ago, from the Shrine of St Peter Claver in Verdù across Catalunya to the Abbey of Montserrat and...
Farm Street Church Orlando Massacre Mass
Special prayers were said for the victims, loved ones, and families of the 12 June Orlando massacre, at the evening Mass at Farm Street in Mayfair on Sunday - marking the end of Pride weekend. Music was provided by the Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir. There was an exhibition of photographs of the 49 young people who lost their lives.Father Tony Nye SJ gave the following homily, reflecting on Sunday's readings:(1 Kings 19: 16, 19-21; Galatians 5: 1, 13-18; Luke 9: 51-62)“My grandmother...
Faith Matters Question Time, Farm Street Church
Farm Street Church in Mayfair, central London, was packed last night for a debate entitled: 'Faith Matters Question Time - A Christian response to the EU Referendum', chaired by Revd Lucy Winkett, Rector of Saint James Church, Piccadilly. The three Catholic speakers were Dr Frank Turner SJ, Fellow in Political Theology, Campion Hall, Oxford; Jimmy Burns, author and journalist; Jacob Rees-Mogg, Conservative MP for North West Somerset. Each had a few minutes to state their case,...
Farm street church featured on the wikipedia english homepage
As we turned on our computers this morning in the Jesuits in Britain curia in the heart of London, we were pleasantly surprised to discover one of us had been featured on the Wikipedia homepage! Today's featured picture on wikipedia is both the altar and the nave of the Immaculate Conception Church. It is actually now slightly out of date as work has begun on revealing the original floor in the church. Go and check out the wikipedia home page to find out what else it says about...
World AIDS Day is held annually on 1 December.
A Mass for World AIDS Day will be celebrated at the Church of the Immaculate Conception (Farm Street Church), at 6pm on Tuesday 1 December. Music for the Mass will be provided by the Beacon Music Group.A side-chapel will include a Prayer Wall at which people are invited to share a prayer for those living with HIV or who have died of AIDS, and will be open from 6pm on Thursday 26 November until Friday 4 December. All prayers will be passed to the Catholics for AIDS Prevention and...
Suscipe
At the garden exit, where you are invited to go after this Mass to enjoy refreshments and typical Farm Street socialising, you will see a fine statue of St. Ignatius. He looks steadily ahead, serene, strong, trusting in the Lord. He holds an open book on which is printed AMDG- Ad maiorem Dei gloriam- to the greater glory of God. Many of you here learnt to write those initials on your school or college exercises. The book he is holding really represents two books: the Spiritual Exercises, a...
Farm Street Church hall in central London was transformed into a dining room and then a dormitory as the parish welcomed 15 guests as part of the Night Shelter Project. It was one of seven churches – and a local synagogue – which served meals supplied by local hotels and restaurants and provided somewhere to sleep for people who would otherwise have spent the night on the streets of London.The Monday night initiative which took place over seven weeks this spring was a trial project in...
Cardinal Vincent Nichols presided at this year’s Corpus Christi procession through the streets of central London. Starting at Farm Street Jesuit Church in Mayfair, it passed through the busy Oxford Street shopping thoroughfare before ending at St James’s in Spanish Place, Marylebone. Thousands of Catholics joined the procession to witness to Christ’s Eucharistic presence in the world. The Cardinal, who is Archbishop of Westminster, described Corpus Christi as "a feast of unbounded joy, for...
Pilgrims from the UK will have the opportunity to show their solidarity with Christians of the Middle East by taking part in a pilgrimage to Jordan to coincide with the Orthodox Easter. Among those leading the pilgrims will be Fr Dominic Robinson SJ of the Farm Street Church community in London.The ecumenical pilgrimage in April will focus on meeting and worshipping with the Christian communities in Jordan as they celebrate Holy Week and Easter together.  In Jordan, Catholic and Protestant...

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