Farm Street Parish, Westminster LGBT Pastoral Initiative
19:00 - 20:00 Presentation 4: Farm Street Parish, Westminster LGBT Pastoral Initiative
(Hall 3) EN 🎧 ES, IT
Presenters: Fr Dominic Robinson SJ and Nick O'Shea
This presentation will tell the pastoral story of LGBT Catholics Westminster’s transition from the ‘Soho Masses’, which specifically served the LGBT Community in the Westminster Diocese up until 2013, to that group’s full integration into the diverse Jesuit Parish of Farm Street in central London. This will be done through the personal testimony of those involved.
Fr Dominic Robinson SJ is currently superior of the Jesuit Community at Farm Street Church of the Immaculate Conception in central London, where he has been on the parish team since 2012 and will succeed as parish priest in September. Farm Street Church, and the adjoining Mount Street Jesuit Centre, is a vibrant city centre ministry of the Jesuits, welcoming up to 3,000 visitors each week from far and wide, aiming to extend welcome and hospitality to many different groups. Since 2013 Farm Street has welcomed into the parish the LGBT Catholic Community in the Diocese of Westminster. Fr Dominic is also UK director of Landings, the programme for returning Catholics, teaches theology at Allen Hall, the seminary of the Diocese of Westminster and is ecclesiastical assistant to the charity Aid to the Church in Need.