Farm Street Church
Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception
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,
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
Erected by Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception.
Location. 51° 30.579′ N, 0° 8.962′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Mount Street just east of South Audley Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 Mount Street, City of Westminster, England W1K 3AH, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A History of Mount Street Gardens (a few steps from this marker); St. George's School World War I Memorial (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Lord Ashfield (about 120 meters away); J. Arthur Rank
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the right of the church entrance, reachable by following any of the paths within the Mount Street Gardens (entrances to the Gardens are on South Street, South Audley Street, and Mount Street, with the church being closest to the Mount Street entrance). Note that there is an identical marker mounted to the other (Farm Street) side of the church.
Also see . . .
1. Farm Street Church history (Farm Street Church). (Submitted on November 18, 2017.)
2. Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street (Wikipedia). (Submitted on November 18, 2017.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.