IAN KELLY has written a most informative booklet to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the present church of All Saints, Kenton, Middlesex, which began its life in 1932.
The generous parishioners built the new church in 1962 for £65,000, and had the debt paid off by 1971, a remarkable achievement. The first mass in the Scandinavian neo-Gothic church was celebrated by Fr Williams, in March 1963, 30 years after the diocese of Westminster bought the land.
The church is famous for its 12 foot high bell tower statue, pictured here, "Christ Majesty", familiar to all who pass by on the busy Kenton Road. It is the work, in fibre glass, of Bernard and Anne Davis of Albourne, Sussex.
All Saints Church is a classic example of what Cardinal Hume reminded the Congregation of, in the Jubilee Mass of 1982, when he said, "the real bricks are the living stones of the Church; the priests, bishops and people who have made the church possible and who did it for the Honour and Glory of God."