Fall in love, Stay in love, and it will decide everything!! Pedro Arrupe S.J.
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.