churchWelcome to the website of the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady Help of Christians, Kentish Town, London.

We are a friendly and vibrant community in Kentish Town and would like to welcome you to our church.

You will find us on the corner of Lady Margaret Road and Falkland Road, just a 3-minute walk from Kentish Town Station.

Our postal address is The Presbytery, 4 Lady Margaret Road, Kentish Town, NW5 2XT.

You can contact us on 0207 485 4023 or email to

Parish Priest: Fr John Deehan




PREPARATION FOR CHRISTMAS, Fr John’s 3rd Talk next Thursday

Fr John will give the third of this series of online talks on the Prayers and Gospels of the Christmas Masses next Thursday at 7:30pm on Zoom.  To register contact Warren Brown on or to enquire further contact Anna –

For more information click here.



On Sunday afternoon 17th December (3rd Sunday of Advent) the Church will be open from 3-4pm for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. A visiting priest will be joining us to hear Confessions.



Next Sunday (8/9 December) there will be a retiring Collection to support the Lunch we offer on Christmas Day to those who come to the hot meal service we offer throughout the year. Members of the Parish are welcome to join us or to volunteer to help with preparation and clearing up.



Friends of the Holy Land are hosting a Christmas concert at Our Lady of Victories Church, Kensington on Thursday 14th December to raise funds for Christians in the Holy Land. Featuring the London Welsh Male Voice Choir with renowned soloists Margaret Keys and Anthony Stuart Lloyd and compere Mal Pope.  Join us for a Holy Land-themed buffet from 6pm (£50) or concert-only ticket to start at 7:30pm (£30).

Buy tickets through Eventbrite or by calling the Office 01926512980.

For more details: Friends of the Holy Land Christmas Concert 2023.

Show your support for those caught in the horror of hostilities this Christmas.

In the meantime if people would like to give directly to FHL here are the Bank details.
A/c Name – Friends of the Holy Land, with NatWest Bank

Sort Code 60-05-41 A/c number – 24591211


Sponsoring the SVP Vinnie Packs for the homeless

The SVP are distributing over 10,000 Vinnie Packs containing cold weather essentials to the homeless and those spending the principal part of their day on the streets. Each pack contains thermal gloves, thermal hat, two pairs of thermal socks, face flannel, toothbrush, toothpaste, information sheet and pen. Please could you consider sponsoring packs at a suggested donation of £4.20 per pack? Donations can be sent to Vinnie Packs, PO Box 72264, London SW1P 9EZ with cheques made out to SVP or by bank transfer to Nat West sort code 60-60-04, account no. 4608 8237.

Thank you so much for your support.


Message from Camden Foodbank

There is a list of appropriate foodstuffs to offer on the posters which are to be found on the Church notice boards.
Food to be delivered direct to the Foodbank at 14, Pratt Mews, London, NW1 0AD


Big Give Campaign Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral the mother Church of our diocese has improved the lighting of its main sanctuary.  The previous aged and inefficient system had to be replaced as spare parts were no longer available.  The improved lighting is of great benefit on major occasions particularly if they are being broadcast or live streamed. The improvements are being funded by the Friends of Westminster Cathedral.  They are asking for our help by supporting their Big Give Campaign with online donations.  For donations made from 12.00 noon on Tuesday 28 November and before 12.00 noon on Tuesday 5 December every £1 given is worth £2 with matched funding and £2.25 if you can tick the Gift Aid box.

The link to the donation site is here.


Masses over the Christmas Period

Fourth Sunday of Advent, Sat 23rd December 6pm, Sunday 24th December 11am (only one Mass in the morning)

Sunday 24th December, 3pm Vigil Mass of Christmas, 6pm Night Mass of Christmas

Monday 25th December (Christmas Day) Mass at 10.30

Tuesday 26th December (St Stephen) 11am, Wednesday 27th December Liturgy of the Word and
Holy Communion 10am

Thursday, Friday December 28th and 29th , Mass at 10am

Saturday 30th December Mass at 6pm

Sunday 31st December Mass at 11am only

Monday 1st January Mass at 10am


Have you joined our parish recently?

If you are newly arrived in the Parish, please fill in a parish registration form which can be found on the table at the back of the church or in the porch and return it directly to Fr John or to the Presbytery next door to the church.