Our Lady of the Holy Souls

Kensal New Town, London W10

  • The Altar
    The Altar

    The altar frontal depicts the personified representation of the Seven Gifts of the Spirit.

  • Gothic Arches
    Gothic Arches

    The nave and sanctuary are divided into nine bays with piers of Bath stone. 

  • Our Lady of the Holy Souls Painting
    Our Lady of the Holy Souls Painting

    The picture is displayed during the month of November

  • The Crucifix
    The Crucifix

    Crucifix is the only surviving element of the Rood Screen in 15th century style

  • De Profundis in Latin in Gothic Script
    De Profundis in Latin in Gothic Script

    Psalm 130 – a prayer for the faithful departed.

  • Marble Tablets of the Departed
    Marble Tablets of the Departed

    Our Lady of the Holy Souls is a Centre of Prayer for the Faithful Departed.

  • Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church
    Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church

    The Church opened on 13th April 1882 – an early version of Early English Gothic style.

  • The West Window of the Church
    The West Window of the Church

    A beautiful Stained Glass Window with Our Lady as the central figure.

Union of Catholic Mothers

The Union of Catholic Mothers (known as UCM)

Better known to us as UCM

ucmOur Parish UCM Foundation had its origin in the ‘The Guild of St Anne’ which met weekly in the parish under the guidance of the Sisters of Mercy who moved into the parish in 1895. The UCM was formed in 1913 and the then mother’s group was enrolled in the organization. Cardinal Bourne considered that the UCM had something to contribute to mothers - the insistence on the sacramental character and permanence of marriage, a Catholic education for their children and their training as public spirited citizens; and their active share of good works in the world, combined with a deep spiritual culture.

The Union of Catholic Mothers is an Organisation that Believes in:

• Marriage and Family

• The Power of Prayer

• Justice and Peace

• Helping the marginalised and those in difficulty

• Upholding Christian Values

• Friendship and fun, and lots more ...

Catholic women join The UCM for a variety of reasons as meetings provide fellowship and friendship and are a blend of social and spiritual activities. The UCM meeting, literature and contacts provide ongoing fresh interests. There are opportunities for varied and valuable Catholic action. Through unity with other members, greater influence can be exerted on public affairs that affect marriage and family life. United in prayer, members never face life's difficulties alone but are strengthened by the support of fellow members.

'The family which lives love even though imperfectly, and opens itself generously to the rest of society, is the primary agent of a future of peace. A civilisation of peace is not possible if love is lacking'. Pope John Paul II

If you are interested in joining the Union of Catholic Mothers, contact the President of the Foundation by calling the Parish Office on 020 8969 2660. You may also join us on a Monday evening as advertised in the parish newsletter at 7.30 p.m.