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.

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*** We are looking for a female volunteer 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.***

Our community

We endeavour to live in community and have up to 6 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 July 2018 we would be especially happy to receive donations of…

  • washing powder, rinse aid, windex
  • aluminium foil
  • shampoo
  • Food, especially chopped tomatoes, pasta, vegetables, potatoes, fruit, breakfast spreads (jam, honey, peanut butter, nutella)cooking oil, and yoghurt



August 28th - 31st 2020

This year FarmFest is GOING live on the web

With the potential transmission risk of hosting a large gathering it would not be safe for those living at the farm or attending to host a physical FarmFest this August. 

We’ve decided to take FarmFest to your homes instead and stream live acts over Facebook Live to raise money for the farm.

We rely on community support and with no events taking place this Summer we’re going to struggle. FarmFest 2020 will be raising money through a crowdfunder scheme, attempting to raise £5,000 to help cover our costs in 2020. 



June 6th 2020



July 10th -12th 2020

Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have been forced to cancel many of our events planned throughout 2020. This includes the Open Day, and the Faith and Justice Retreat in June, as well as the European Christian Anarchist Conference in July.

With that said, we are happy to announce that
we will be running a virtual FarmFest fundraiser
to capture the vision of FarmFest 2020 through live performances based on our Facebook page.


Are you looking for something meaningful to do in your gap year or pastoral placement? The Catholic Worker Farm is always looking for Christians 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.