Welcome to The Catholic Worker Farm

The Catholic Worker Farm and Mary House provide accommodation, food, English lessons, counselling and other services for 22 destitute (without access to public funds) female asylum seekers (who we call our ‘sisters’) and their children, at no charge. All of the women are street homeless, and are referred to the CW Farm by refugee services/agencies. The CW Farm /Mary House meets the physical needs in relation to shelter, food and clothing, but just as importantly enables the guests to live in a supportive and loving environment.

Documentary about our work

Our community

We endeavour to live in community and currently have 4 volunteers living between the 2 houses.


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and want to know more about what life is like as a live in volunteer have a look at our live-in volunteer page.

Our present needs

As of the 20th February 2015 we would be especially happy to receive donations of…

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Food, especially sugar, juice, milk, butter, cheese, eggs

Are you looking for something meaningful to do in your gap year or pastoral placement? The Catholic Worker Farm is always looking for Christian women to join the internship program with us. Suitable candidates can volunteer all year round, the normal commitment is 6 months to a year, although we do accept applications for those wanting to stay for 3 months. Please see our Live-in volunteering page for more information.


Don’t forget to join us for our next Event on June 20th:


Welcome to our Open Day at 3pm – Late

This is an opportunity for us to Thank You in a small way for all your support of and interest in us and our work. Meet us, chat and learn about our work with homeless women. Enjoy Live music, food from around the world as our sisters put on a veritable feast as well as a huge bonfire and fireworks. Snacks & drinks 3pm, International buffet 6pm.

To get to the events you could take the tube and then a bus for about £2.70(?) or Taxi for about £7/car. We are also happy to pick people up from the nearest Tube Stop which is Rickmansworth.

We are very happy to have several great musicians to come and play for us this day. Among others we will have the awesome classical guitarist Andrew Townend and many more TBC.

Hopefully there will be some poetry as well. For more details contact us on 01923777201 or 07983 477819. We hope to see you here!