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Fr Christopher Jamison gives Inaugural Landings Lecture

Image: Weenson Oo

Fr Christopher Jamison OSB - monk, writer and broadcaster - gave a very moving lecture at Farm Street on Tuesday evening, to introduce Landings - a lay-led course for welcoming and accompanying people who have been been away from the Church for some time but are wondering about reconnecting with their faith.

Fr Christopher began by reflecting on the parable of the Good Samaritan: "let's f...

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They shall run and not be weary - Paris charity race

Neville Kyrke-Smith and John Pontifex

Friend's and staff of a leading Catholic charity's UK office are running the Fitbit Semi de Paris this March, joining European and Latin American colleagues, raising funds for persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

Aid to the Church in Need's UK runners of the half-marathon on the 5th March will include Neville Kyrke-Smith, National Director, John Pontifex, Head of Press...

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Fr Dominic Robinson SJ: 'Where in my life do I see Gospel values in stark confrontation with those of the world?'

Welcome to Farm Street today. If you're here for the first time we hope you experience us as a place of welcome and hospitality to all. We try to be that at least - a place of Christian welcome in the centre of London, where we can meet God, meet each other and foster service especially to the weakest in our city, to those on the margins, and to the homeless and refugees in particular.

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Jesuit groups in Whitehall rally against Trump Muslim ban

A large group of volunteers and supporters of Jesuit Refugee Service UK together with members of the Mount Street Community and the Hurtado Jesuit Centre, (including eight priests and ten nuns) joined the demonstration in front of Downing Street on Monday evening, to protest against against President Donald Trump's decision to bar refugees from entering the USA and to close the country's border...

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Text: Fr Dominic Robinson SJ at Christmas Day Mass, Farm Street

Gerard David Nativity 1495 - on view at Farm Street until Feast of the Epiphany

Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, gave the following homily during Christmas Day Mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Farm Street, London, on Christmas Eve 2016.

First of all on behalf of the Jesuit Community who have care of this church once again a very warm welcome to you and may we wish you a happy and blessed Christmas. Always so uplifting to see our church so full a...

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London: Relics of St Margaret Mary and St Claude La Colombière SJ arriving

To conclude the Year of Mercy, the relics of St Margaret Mary Alacoque and St Claude La Colombière SJ will visit England next week, for a Sacred Heart of Mercy Mission around central London. These two saints are most associated with the devotion to the Sacred Heart. They will be in London from November 9 -13.

The visit is the initiative of the Emmanuel Community - an international Catho...

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Campaigners appeal at Home Office for Calais children

Leaders of five London councils who are accepting children were presented with a Paddington bear who in the story arrives in London alone to be looked after by strangers

Church groups and representatives from eight London councils, joined Lord Alfred Dubs, actresses Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson and children dressed as Paddington Bear, outside the Home Office on Monday afternoon, to hand in a petition appealing for the government to take in more refugee children, as the Calais 'Jungle' is demolished. The event was organised by Citizens UK and the charit...

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Walking in the steps of St Ignatius #4 - on to Manresa

On the bridge at Manresa

When Ignatius left Montserrat he had hoped to go to Barcelona to embark on a ship for the Holy Land. On his way he learned there was a plague in the city and the gates were closed to travellers - so he went to Manresa instead. This was the place which became a real school of his spiritual growth.

Walking down the steep path from Montserrat was much easier than going up! Eventual...

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St Claude La Colombière SJ returns to London after 340 years

To conclude the Year of Mercy, the relics of St Margaret Mary Alacoque and St Claude La Colombière SJ will visit England next month, for a Sacred Heart of Mercy Mission around central London. These two saints are most associated with the devotion to the Sacred Heart. They will be in London from November 9 -13.

The visit is the initiative of the Emmanuel Community - an international Cath...

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Walking in the steps of St Ignatius #1

Fr Dominic, Veronica, Jo, Hossein, Bill

A group of walkers from Farm Street Church in London are on a ten-day 'Ignatian Camino' to Montserrat, to raise funds for Aid to the Church in Need projects in northern Iraq, and the Jesuit Refugee Service UK. They will be following the route that St Ignatius walked hundreds of years ago, from the Shrine of St Peter Claver in Verdù, across Catalunya to the Abbey of Montserrat and Manresa.<...

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Campaigners urge UK government to 'let the children come'

Juliette Stevenson addresses vigil

Actors Vanessa Redgrave, Juliet Stevenson and Ann Mitchell, joined faith leaders, politicians and around 200 campaigners at the Home Office this morning, to urge Home Secretary Amber Rudd to allow a group of lone refugee children at the 'Jungle' in Calais, to come to England. Organised by London Citizens, the event marked the first anniversary of the death of Ayan Kurdi, whose body was washed u...

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London: Save the Children vigil

No place for a child

Hundreds of unaccompanied children, some as young as eight, are currently living in the Jungle refugee camp in Calais. Around 325 of them are eligible for transfer to the UK - and have been for many months - but for some reason the paperwork has stalled. On Friday, 2nd September at 10am, London Citizens are organising a one hour vigil outside the Home Office in Marsham Street. Westminster and i...

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Faith groups urge UK government to accept child refugees after visit to Calais Jungle

Friday's interfaith delegation

On Friday morning at 5.30am I joined Canon Pat Browne and Alcinda Verissima, from Holy Apostles Catholic Church, Pimlico, and Fr Dominic Robinson from Farm Street Church, Mayfair, six Rabbis, one Anglican Bishop, three Baptist Ministers and one Islamic Chair of a Mosque - 22 of us altogether - on a day trip to 'The Jungle', the temporary refugee city in Calais. Around 10,000 people currently li...

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London: Are you looking to reconnect with Catholic Faith?

Landings is an eight-week, lay-led course starting in October.

It offers a 'safe place to land', a place where your voice will be heard, a place for listening, asking questions, and for reconnecting with your faith.

The first information session will be held at Farm Street Church, Mayfair, on Wednesday, 20 July, from 6pm-8pm.

More sessions will be taking place on July 27th,...

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