The Lighthouse Project is the avenue through which Hackney Church serves the most vulnerable in our community, providing our guests with practical and pastoral support and pointing them towards a hope-filled future. At this critical time, Lighthouse will continue to deliver these vital services to those in need. If you need help, or want to help others, please get in touch here.



Throughout the week we are providing practical help to those most in need. This includes our regular Lighthouse Food Distribution and drop-in lunch sessions which offer pre-packed food parcels and take-away meals running out of multiple locations across the week.

  • TUE 11:30 - 1:30pm
    Homerton Food Distribution

    Our Tuesday foodbank will run throughout the present period of uncertainty and has switched to a counter-top distribution of emergency food parcels.

    St Luke’s Homerton Terrace, E9 6RT

  • WED 12:30 - 2:00pm
    Homerton Take-Away Meal

    Our weekly Lighthouse drop-in lunch is now running as a take-away service, providing a meal to anyone who can’t cook for themselves.

    St Luke’s Homerton Terrace, E9 6RT

  • THU 12:00 - 2:00pm
    Leyton Food Distribution & Take-Away Meal

    We are running a pop-up foodbank and hot take-away meal service out of our Leyton location, distributing emergency food parcels and hot food for those in need in the community.

    St Mary’s Leyton, E10 5JP


If you are isolated or unwell and would like someone to check in on a regular basis, or if you need help with shopping, collecting medicine or other practical assistance, please get in touch below and we will respond as soon as we can.

Call our helpline
+44 (0) 07399 844 226

Opening Hours
Mon – Fri: 9.00am — 9.00pm


We as the church have an exceptional opportunity at this time to serve and help those most in need. If you are well and could help by ringing someone who is isolated, or assisting someone with shopping or collecting medicine, sign up here to be a part of our Lighthouse.

If you would like prayer, or to submit a prayer request for someone else, email



Please support our work, you could help us buy:

A foodbank parcel for one person for one week for £15
A family foodbank parcel for one week for £45
Five take away hot meals for £10
A take away hot meal for up to 50 people for £100
• A whole week’s worth of food bank parcels for £300

You can also support our work by donating via Text:

To give to the work of the Lighthouse Project in Hackney, text ‘Hackney’ followed by the amount you would like to give, up to £20, to 70085.

To give to the work of the Lighthouse Project in Leyton, text ‘Leyton’ followed by the amount you would like to give, up to £20, to 70085.



Social Distancing
It is of paramount importance to us that the safety and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and those who we are assisting is our top priority. In everything that we do in this season, we will be closely following and adhering to at all times the most up-to-date advice from the UK Government and the Church of England.

Our work in this season is supported by the the Church Revitalisation Trust as part of the #LoveYourNeighbour campaign.

CRT is playing its part in trying to best resource and support churches on the 
front-line of responding to the Covid-19 crisis. Hackney Church is proud to be a part of the campaign, and to contribute to bringing hope and support to those who need it most in communities across the country during this time.