Welcome to The Catholic Worker Farm

The Catholic Worker Farm and Mary House provide accommodation, food, English lessons, counselling and other services for 19 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.

*** We are looking for two volunteers (male or female) to work with us within our community at The Catholic Worker Farm. If you or someone you know is interested please visit the Live-In Volunteering page on the website.***


Documentary about our work

Our community

We endeavour to live in community and currently have 5 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 Community

Our present needs

As of January 2018 we would be especially happy to receive donations of…

  • Shampoo, Cleaning supplies, kitchen and bathroom cleaners, windex, washing powder
  • Food, especially chopped tomatoes, rice, tuna, vegetables, fruit, salt, milk, eggs, butter, cheese, jam, honey, peanut butter, nutella, flour, tins with beans and other vegetables.


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Are you looking for something meaningful to do in your gap year or pastoral placement? The Catholic Worker Farm is always looking for Christian (wo)men to join the internship programme 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.

Upcoming events

OPEN DAY: 2 June 2018

open day

FARM FEST: Music Weekend 29 June – 1 July 2018

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