no74 Castlebar Road

Number 74 Castlebar Road W5 Overton House

no74 Castlebar Road Ealing

no74 is next door to Ealing Abbey. We have a dream for this underused and partially restored property. The dream would begin to come to life with an event called “London Spring” (reminding us of the Prague Spring in 1986, the Arab Spring in 2011 and a spring of water that exists under the house).


We want to put together a series of facilitated event called “London Spring.” The purpose would be to bring together people of many different cultures, orientations, commitments, ages in order to look at experiences of social isolation and fragmentation in the culture of the London we love. Together we have lots of interfaith, no faith, social activist contacts.

Activities at no74

lounge room at no 74

lounge room at no74

James wants to create a “dense spot”, perhaps for just a short time, where people from many different backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities can meet in a Worldwork sort of way. 

James would like to invite people from all backgrounds to events that will promote social cohesion and make London a better and a safer place.

no74 Castlebar Road, W5

Overton House on Castlebar Road is an elegant red-brick, neo-Gothic house. This is a typically Victorian suburban house, containing 19th century stained glass, floor tiles, and carved wood features. A short walk through the monastery gardens behind Ealing Abbey monastery and Church leads to this charming spot.

labyrinth in the garden at no74

labyrinth in the garden at no74

This charming building is currently dedicated to a number of activites dedicated to translating Catholic and Benedictine values into language and expressions more accessible to post Christian generations. One of the interpretive tools we have used for some time is toolkit of ‘human strengths’ of the Eriksonian system of psychology; trust, hope, overcoming obstacles, competence, fidelity and love.

Ealing Abbey JL 9 February 2017