The Holy Name Church

The church of The Holy Name was built under the auspices of Mgr Wilson of the parish of Our Lady Immaculate to serve the new housing developments in the Moulsham Lodge area.

The site was purchased in 1960. A temporary church was erected and the first Mass was said in April 1962.

The foundation stone of the present church was laid on 22 April 1964 and the building was opened for worship in July 1965. The architects were O’Neill & Fordham of Chelmsford, and the builder Messrs A. J. Arnold. The church was designed to seat 470. Holy Name became a separate parish in 1970.

Visiting The Holy Name Church

The Holy Name Church
Lucas Avenue


Mass Times

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Matthew 16:18

The Holy Name church is open for prayer half an hour before Mass and events.

There is limited parking at the church both in front and behind the building. There is some on street parking nearby, please be respectful of our neighbours.

There is further parking available outside the shopping parade on Gloucester Avenue nearby, check signage for details of restrictions.