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.
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 Schoolwhich 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.