Farm Street Church

Farm Street Church (HM2309)

Location: London, England W1K Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 30.579', W 0° 8.962'

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Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception

This Church of the Society of Jesus in the Mayfair district of London, is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and has special place in the hearts of many people, Popularly known as Farm Street Church, it harks back to the 1840's, when the Jesuits sought a site for their London church. The location they chose was originally a mews (stables and coachman's quarters) in a back street. The name derived from the Hay Hill Farm that extended in the 18th century from the present Hill Street eastward across Berkeley Square and beyond.

This beautiful Roman Catholic Church, completed in 1849 and designed by Joseph John Scoles, is decorated gothic. The facade in Farm Street is in imitation of the west front of Beauvais Cathedral.

Scoles chose Augustus Pugin to design the high altar, whose extraordinary work on the interiors of the Houses of Parliament had brought him much acclaim. The original building was a simple 'T' shape with a single nave supported by stone columns, with sixteen clerestory windows and side chapels to the right and left of the Sanctuary. In 1878, the Sacred Heart Aisle to the right of the High Altar was added. The vaulting of the aisle and the rhythmic interplay of the columns and side chapels are remarkable features.

In the last years of the 19th century when land had been secured,
William Walker was commissioned to design and build a new aisle to the left - the St Ignatius Loyola Aisle. The result is a unique and elaborate ensemble in flamboyant gothic style, with flying buttresses enclosed within the structure.

At the heart of a busy city, the Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street is a lively Catholic Parish Church and a sanctuary of peace and prayer, We invite you to visit our magnificent Church but would request that you do so with respect. This is a place of worship and is in constant use.

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
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HM NumberHM2309
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Placed ByJesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception
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Date Added Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 4:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 697810 N 5710355
Decimal Degrees51.50965000, -0.14936667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.579', W 0° 8.962'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 34.74" N, 0° 8' 57.72" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112 Mount St, London England W1K, GB
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