About the project

St John at Hackney, the iconic Parish Church of Hackney, is undergoing a multi-million pound restoration project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The work will improve access to this much loved community heritage asset for many generations to come. The church is Grade II* listed and was built in 1792, replacing the earlier medieval church building that dates to 1275. Click here for more information about the project. 

  • Restoration News

    Click here for an update on building site progress, and project news.


Hackney Church has been around since at least 1275. The present church, completed in 1797, is an iconic Hackney landmark. Click here to find out more about our rich history.


The Restoration project is bringing Hackney Church’s rich history to life, through a range of events and activities. Click here for more information.

Contact & Press Enquiries

Please direct all press enquiries to the Rector’s Office.  If you’re interested in being involved in the project or would like to be added to the project newsletter mailing list, contact the team.

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