Front exterior of Our Lady and St Joseph Church facing the Balls Pond Road
Front exterior of Our Lady and Saint Joseph Church facing the Balls Pond Road
Interior of Our Lady and Saint Joseph Church after refurbishment in 2014

Welcome to the website of the Roman Catholic parish community of Our Lady and Saint Joseph in Kingsland, London, N1 4AG. We hope you will find it useful and easy to navigate. If you have any comments, please contact the Parish Administrator Mrs Ann Marie Burnett-Charles at amburnettcharles@rcdow.org.uk

Many people have been associated with the parish of Our Lady and Saint Joseph for a very long time. However, a good proportion of our congregation is more mobile, and we are constantly welcoming new faces to our parish community.

The parish newsletter and website both give an idea of the range of groups, ministries and social opportunities available in the parish. At least one of the parish team is always available at the back of church after Sunday Masses, and they are pleased to welcome and speak with you. They are able to provide you with a registration form so that we can add you to the list of parishioners.


Poem to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the Solemn Opening of the current Parish Church (1964 – 2014)

Amid the roar of passing traffic,
Cars and buses and lorries too;
Where workers and shoppers and chattering children
Hurry past to work or school,
Stands a haven of prayers and worship,
The Church of Our Lady and Saint Joseph.

In this house of prayer for all nations
For fifty years we’ve prayed as one,
Seeking God’s help in time of trouble,
Ever praising His Holy Name.
We’ve married and mourned, and sought forgiveness,
And passed on the faith to those coming behind.

Lord, help us to care for our own children
As Mary cared for Your Son, our Saviour
And keep us safe from all harm and danger
As Joseph protected Your Holy Ones.
As we honour Our Lady and Saint Joseph her husband,
Lord, guide us and bless us in the years to come.

(Mrs Una Oligbo, 2014)


Mosaic of the Flight into Egypt in Church porch (Mosaicist, Tessa Hunkin)