(Photo: Colin Ritchie)
Welcome to our website.
Farm Street Church has been renowned over the years for the quality of its liturgies, for its preaching, the welcome and pastoral care it extends to all. More recently we have seen the church, in partnership with the Mount Street Jesuit Centre, become a focus for on-going faith formation and in-depth volunteering.
We hope you will find the information you are looking for in these webpages, but please contact us directly if you require further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a city-centre Jesuit church, we follow in a great tradition of serving the Catholic community in its widest sense – our parish is the world!
Your Church in Mayfair
Farm Street, the Jesuit church in the Mayfair district of London, has a special place in the hearts of many people, Catholics and non-Catholics alike. For over a hundred and sixty years it has served a community drawn to this church by its reputation for spiritual and intellectual vigour.
Many have regularly travelled some distance to worship in this church and to seek the help and advice of the succeeding generations of priests who have served here. We hope you enjoy exploring the many facets of Farm Street revealed through these web pages.
How to Find Us
Below is a live Google Map you can use to see where we are. You can also visit Google Maps for a larger view here, or you can download and print out a map with our mass times, bus routes, walking routes and nearest London Underground ‘tube’ stations.
Explore Farm Street
Farm Street can trace its history right back to the Catholic emancipation in 1829, when the Superior of the English Jesuits, Fr Randal Lythgoe, conceived a plan to build a Church to seat as many as 900 people – a bold and imaginative move. The Church opened in 1849.
Please enjoy exploring the beauty and splendour of this Church.
The Church was designed by Joseph John Scoles and was officially opened on the feast of St Ignatius, July 31st 1849. The style is decorated gothic and the façade of the church in Farm Street is in imitation of the west front of Beauvais Cathedral. Scoles chose Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, whose extraordinary work on the interiors of the Houses of Parliament had brought him much acclaim, to design the magnificent high altar.