Kilburn Church 150th Anniversary

February 27, 2015 at 9:13 am / by
Quex Road, 21st February

Quex Road, 21st February

A few weeks ago I joined the Mayor of Camden Cllr Lazzaro Pietragnoli at Sacred Heart Church to celebrate its 150th Anniversary celebrations. It was inspiring to hear parishioners reflect on the work of the church over the years, particularly in creating a welcoming atmosphere to the immigrants that live locally, including many who left unsafe or impoverished communities to come to the UK.

I also enjoyed reading the story about the founding of the church: How Father Robert Cooke stepped off a bus on a cold morning in 1865 – surrounded by green fields near the Cock Tavern – and knelt with just five people to conduct what was said to be the first mass in the area since the Reformation of the church.