Since 2001, St Anselm’s Catholic Church, Southall, a church in the Archdiocese of Westminster, London, has, by agreement been in care of the Society of Jesus.
In that time, the congregation has grown, and continues to grow, with parishioners who are committed to helping the Parish to achieve its aim of being a more missionary Parish and reaching out to those in need around them.
Mission and Aims
We will cherish our vibrant, warm and welcoming community in our prayer and in the liturgy. We will seek to build it up. We will strive to show a personal care and concern for each and for all.
We will continue to celebrate life and faith and hope and share our joys and sorrows in a constantly changing situation.
We will seek ways of contributing more energetically and imaginatively in Southall particularly in serving the poor and vulnerable and powerless.
We will strive to become a more missionary parish and support efforts to create a vigorous Churches Together in Southall and let the light of the Gospel penetrate the life of the wider community.
We will actively support efforts to establish a Faiths Forum for Southall and work for the common good of all the people of Southall.
We shall do our best to harness the potential of our buildings for apostolic purposes.
We will grow stronger through active lay leadership and involvement in the community. We will make this happen by active encouragement and invitation and by providing training. The parish will encourage parishioners to undertake serious training for lay ministry.
In the light of Ignatian spirituality we ask ourselves (individually and as a faith community) the following three questions:
“What have I done for Christ? What am I doing for Christ? What ought I do for Christ?”
They are taken from the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and continue to challenge us in our faith journey and ministry.
If you wish to learn more about us, we encourage you to read the revised Parish Profile & Mission Document here.