Our Parish…

Love ought to show itself in deeds more than in words.

St Ignatius of Loyola

SAINT ANSELM’S CHURCH, Southall  is a wonderfully vibrant, warm and welcoming community, bursting and teeming with life in the highest ethnic minority area in the country (Census 2001). In 2001, a contract between the Archdiocese of Westminster and The Jesuits in the British Province placed the parish under the care of the Society of Jesus.

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If multi-cultural churches may be said to be a “taste of heaven” on earth, St Anselm’s is a very good living example. The parish mirrors the ethnic diversity of the wider population: 89% belong to groups other than white British; 76% belong to Asian ethnic groups with 55% being Indian.



St Anselm’s Primary School

At the heart of our ministry is a constant challenge to bring people together from many different strands and backgrounds, and encourage a spirit of openness and welcome.



At the same time there is a very good partnership between the parish and St. Anselm’s Primary School which enables the children to thrive in a close-knit, caring community.

The parish priest is a frequent visitor to the school, leading assemblies and celebrating the feasts and seasons of the Church’s year.


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