Hackney Church is the iconic Anglican parish church of Hackney and has been a centre of Christian worship for the borough Since 1275. Our vision is to see a renaissance through restoring lives, revitalising churches, renewing culture, in Jesus’ name.

To facilitate our ambitious vision, Hackney Church has just completed a once in a lifetime restoration of St John at Hackney building and its surrounding land. This £6 million project has turned this iconic building into a world class music and events venue. The space is designed to be a cathedral of creativity for church, music and unique experiences. Hackney Church is one of the largest venues in East London.

The design team included internationally renowned architectural designer John Pawson CBE, architect Thomas Ford & Partners, with an immersive installation from Es Devlin OBE.


With lockdown over and churches able to gather in person again, join us this Sunday at one of our three regular services; quiet communion at 10am, an all-age family service at 11am, and an informal service at 6pm. Reserve your seat by clicking on the link below.

If you are unable to join us in person, you can still tune in online, by clicking on the link below.


There is parking available on the streets surrounding Hackney Church and on our grounds. Please visit for more information about parking locally.

Limited FREE parking on Sunday.

Public Transport
Hackney Church is close to Hackney Central Overground Station, a short journey from Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line) on the London Overground. We are served by many bus routes.

We welcome anyone with accessibility requirements and will endeavour to accommodate any needs you may have. Please get in touch prior to your visit so we can make sure the necessary arrangements are made.

+44 (0) 208 986 2241

Hackney Church, Hackney, E5 0PD

Opening Hours
Mon-Fri 9.30pm to 5.30pm

Press & Media Enquiries:
Please contact the Rector’s Office during office hours.


Throughout the week LIGHTHOUSE is providing practical help to those in need.  If you or someone you know is in need of a hand, please click here.

For more information on how you can help, click here.

Get Involved

We have some amazing crews that help us make what we do possible; from volunteers helping on our Kids, Youth, Worship, Production and Welcome crews to revitalising our Garden and helping serve food to the homeless & vulnerable. We have crews planted across all areas of the church. We even have a Creative crew!

Want to be a part of making a difference and help us run our locations around East London?

Click here and tell us how you’d like to join in!


Join Us Online
Join us online at 11AM every Sunday for Hackney Church Everywhere, a vibrant, diverse and exciting online church experience. Click here to get involved.


  • 10 AM
    Communion Service

    Join us for a traditional Holy Communion service.

  • 11 AM
    Family Service

    Join us for a lively, informal service with kids groups for ages 2-11 and Hey Baby room to feed and settle little ones.

  • 6 PM
    Informal Service

    Join us for a lively informal evening service.