A warm welcome from LGBT+ Catholics Westminster!

** The LGBT+ Catholics Westminster meet regularly as a community on the 2nd & 4th Sundays at the 17.30 Mass at the beautiful church of the Immaculate Conception (also known as Farm Street church), the central London parish church run by the Jesuits. N.B. Please keep checking this website and Facebook page for any Covid19 related updates.

** Download the September News & Notes PDF newsletter to make sure you have all the latest news and notes regarding LGBT+ Catholics Westminster **

Who we are

We are part of the RC Archdiocese of Westminster's pastoral provision to LGBT+ Catholics, their families and friends. We offer refreshments and socialising after Mass (although not at present in the parish hall due to parish building works as well as Covid-19) as well as a range of pastoral and social activities. Whilst we have this situation, a number of attendees after Mass get together for some refreshments and socializing at a nearby pub and you are very welcome to join and meet new faces.

** DIRECTIONS: The Church of the Immaculate Conception (also known as Farm St church) can be entered via Farm St or via Mount Street Gardens (opposite The Connaught Hotel on Mount St).

** Google map link is here. The address is 114, Mount Street, London W1K 3AH.

** You are very welcome and we look forward to meeting you and also your friends, partners and families. If you are visiting for the first time please see further below**


** We next gather as a community for 17.30 Mass at Farm Street on Sunday 26 September

accompanied by the 530 Music Group **

We look forward to welcoming anyone who has recently contacted us as a newcomer during recent lockdowns.

Please do say hello and introduce yourself to an LGBT+ Catholics Pastoral Council Member before or after Mass at the back of the church so we can try and make you feel as welcome as possible.


All those attending are please required to wear face coverings (unless exempt).

All services will be streamed on the livestream page: www.farmstreet.org.uk/livestream


What's on

September 2021 News & Notes

Download the September News & Notes newsletter to make sure you have all the latest news and notes regarding LGBT+ Catholics Westminster.

If anyone would be willing to offer in future once public mass resumes with instrumental music such as piano, string, or woodwind that would be wonderful. Please e-mail us if you can help.

Could you help with stewarding?

OUTSIDE of COVID-19 lockdowns, if you have already come back to Farm Street, perhaps you could consider help with stewarding for the 17.30 Masses on 2nd & 4th Sundays, please? This mainly involves guiding people at Communion time, to ensure distancing is maintained and also keeping an eye on the collection baskets at the end of Mass, when people are encouraged to give their offerings as they leave the church. Please contact Steven Fachada farmstreetppcchair@rcdow.org.uk for more details.

Visiting for the first time?

If you are visiting for the first time and have any questions please email us or if you would like to meet with a member of the pastoral council to welcome you at mass and help you meet other members of the congregation.


World AIDS Day: 1 December 2020

** WORLD AIDS DAY MASS was celebrated today at 18.00 at FARM STREET JESUIT CHURCH, LONDON, and was offered online **

www.farmstreet.org.uk/livestream

Thank you to the celebrant Canon Alan McLean, Parish Priest, The Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Dockhead, London SE1 2BS and to the beautiful accompaniment by the 530 Music Group

We keep in our prayers all the beloved departed who have dies from AIDS all people of good will who fight and stand up to homophobia and all others phobias on a daily basis. You are all heroes.

May the Lord bless you and keep you


Zoom into God!

School of Ignatian Prayer Tuesdays online

St Ignatius of Loyola had a great ‘facility in finding God... and every time and hour he wanted to find God, he found Him’ (Reminiscences). Ignatius believed we meet God in every aspect of our lives, our experiences, our feelings and our imaginations. His spirituality is rooted in everyday life, offering guidance and ways of praying that are accessible yet profoundly life changing.

The sessions will consist of input followed by a time of silent prayer and guided / imaginative contemplation, with opportunities to listen to each other and share together.

This prayer group meets weekly and includes a stillness, exercise, a little input from a prayer guide on an aspect of Ignatian spirituality, a time for quiet prayer on the reading / text chosen for the day and then some sharing as you feel called to.

We meet every week on Tuesdays at 7pm on Zoom. We are a welcoming group and if you would like more information please email us **


History

The LGBT+ Catholic community has always been a pilgrim community, with various identities linked to its developing life, mission, and ministry.

From the days of its sponsorship by the Roman Catholic Caucus at Centrepeace Convent in 1999, to St. Anne's Soho in 2003, and Our Lady of the Assumption & St. Gregory, Warwick Street, with its Soho Masses identity, it has journeyed onwards, echoing Pope Francis' words that 'the status quo is not an option'.


Now based at Farm Street Jesuit Church, as LGBT Catholics Westminster, we celebrate our communion with each other, the local Church of Westminster, and the Church universal, giving witness in the Annual (London) Pride Parade that ALL ARE WELCOME !


We look forward to journeying together and sharing our stories, as we continue along this path of ongoing growth and development.


Our community is welcoming and open to all Catholics, with an active fellowship of many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered Catholics, as well as their parents, families and friends.

If you have questions, please send us an email

We hope to see you soon!