All Souls NYC:
our history told in timelines

All Souls Sanctuary Tour - watch it here!

​​Laura Pedersen gave a fascinating in-person tour of the sanctuary on October 31st, 2021, discussing the plaques, sculptures and other historical features of our beautiful building. (Thanks to Robin Bossert for the video.)

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Our members are the heart of the ASHS community

and an integral part of the All Souls story.

Renew or become a new member

to help make possible the Society’s mission

to promote the study of All Souls’ history.

We need history more than ever

during these stressful and uncertain times.

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Would you like to work with us to preserve

All Souls history?

We are seeking volunteers to work with us on collecting and recording church records and materials from congregation members and groups, posting materials on our website, checking sources, writing summaries, and researching background materials. 

Please contact us at archives@allsoulsnyc.org if you are interested in finding a new volunteer opportunity at church, and would like to work with us and learn more about

All Souls' history!

Preserving the Present

as a Legacy for the Future


Imagine being able to write the first draft of history!

Please send us your stories for the archive we're creating to document the current life of All Souls. 

Selected contributions (with contributors' permission) will be posted in the Community Stories section of this website. Our aim is to capture the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the uprising against racial injustice on our community.  For more details, see Preserving the Present as a Legacy for the Future

Please send your contributions to us at archives@allsoulsnyc.org.  ​Thank you!

Honor the Past
Celebrate the Present
Shape the Future

The Unitarian Church of All Souls NYC was founded on November 15th, 1819.  From its humble beginnings in a downtown parlor to its rise as a flagship of Unitarian Universalism, it has been a beacon for liberal religious thinking for more than two centuries. 


This website was created as a place to find out about, and share memories of, the history of our church.

We also publicize our events on All Souls Connext, our new social network.