Church of St Joseph, Highgate Hill, Islington N19 - Islington

The Passionists (Roman Catholic Religious Order) acquired the site in 1858 and built a monastery and chapel. The chapel was rebuilt in 1887-9 by Albert Vicars in a Neo-Romanesque style. Some localised roof repairs were carried out in 2015 with a grant from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund. There are still parts of the external fabric in poor condition and a comprehensive repair programme is needed.

Church of St Joseph, Highgate Hill, Islington N19 - Islington
© Jim Linwood

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST JOSEPH
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1279729
  • Local Planning Authority: Islington
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Joseph
  • Street Name: Highgate Hill
  • Postcode: N19
  • Locality: Islington
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Islington
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Islington North
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA