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 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 present needs

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

  • Nappies (Size 4 and 5)
  • Food, especially milk, long-life milk, butter, cheese

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 our Summer Events

OPEN DAY 18 June 2016

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FARM FEST 8 – 10 July 2016

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ALT FEST 12 – 14 August 2016

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Venue: The Catholic Worker Farm, Lynsters Farm, Old Uxbridge Road, West Hyde, Hertfordshire, WD3 9XJ United Kingdom

Hm: +44 (0)1923 777201 Mob: +44 (0)7983477819

We can pick up people in small groups from Rickmansworth Tube Station. Please email, call or text to RSVP