What’s been happening?

Welcome to the latest newsletter for the Restoration project at Hackney Church. The last month has been busy with ceiling repair now complete, and mechanical and electrical works continuing throughout the church.

Main works continue

Main works inside St John at Hackney continue. First fix mechanical and electrical works are complete. Repair work has been completed to the ceiling and upper windows, which have also been painted. Steelwork has been installed for the stage, and work to the south wing is structurally complete. Lighting testing has also begun, and scaffolding removal will begin soon.

Carnival Sunday

On Sunday 8th September, regular Hackney Church services were rolled into one and took place outdoors in St John at Hackney Churchyard Gardens as part of Hackney Carnival. The Restoration project team were on hand to provide information and updates on the building project, as well as the chance to sign up for a range of exciting volunteering opportunities.

Community Archive Visit

Following the success of our first community visit to Hackney Archives earlier in the year, another has been organised for Saturday 12th October at 2pm. Come along to discover more about Hackney Church’s rich history, or to do your own research. To confirm your attendance, or for more information, get in touch by email at restoration@hackney.church.

Oral history project

This autumn we are launching an oral history project, collecting memories of living and working in Hackney and of Hackney Church. Recordings will be gathered together and added to our digital archive, which will be launched this autumn, and a small number will be made into podcasts, to be posted on the Hackney Church website. If you are interested in sharing your stories, or know of anyone that might be, get in touch by emailing restoration@hackney.church.