All Souls NYC:
our history told in timelines
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.

Archiving our Community's Experiences and Activities


We're creating an archive to document the current life of All Souls and posting selected contributions (with contributors' permission) in the Community Stories section of this website. Our aim is to capture the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the anti-racism protests on our community.

Please share with us anything you would like to submit to this collection - it doesn’t have to be carefully crafted - and let us know if you would like it to be posted in the Community Stories section. For example:

  • Your reflections in prose, poetry, audio and video on life as it is lived now;

  • Art or images of artwork or objects relating to this extraordinary period (created by professionals or not, age immaterial);

  • Images, video, tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram or Snapchat memes, PDFs, screenshots of the news and emails about the current state of the world and your life in it;

  • Playlists or recordings of music meaningful to you during this time.


We invite you to document your personal experiences and activities, and send your contributions to us at archives@allsoulsnyc.org.  ​Thank you!

© All Souls Historical Society 2020


Unitarian Church of All Souls

1157 Lexington Ave.

New York, NY 10075