With thanks to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, St John at Hackney has undergone a multi-million pound restoration, restoring the church building, bringing our rich history to life, and making our spaces accessible to a wide range of new visitors, from Hackney and beyond. There’s loads to get involved with, so click on the links below to find out what’s going on.



Throughout the restoration of St John at Hackney Church, a group of volunteer photographers, led by Katrina Lawson Johnston, painstakingly documented the work, as the church was made new. The result is an online exhibition, the space between.

Click on the link below to explore.


We offer a range of bespoke school visits to St John at Hackney Church, in groups of varying sizes, with primary and secondary age groups both welcome. Visits can be tailor made to fit the curriculum.

Get in touch to find out more.


Throughout the year, we are able to offer bespoke guided tours of the newly restored St John at Hackney Church, in groups of up to 20 by appointment.

Get in touch below to find out more.


St John at Hackney Church Gardens has been an oasis of calm in the heart of Hackney for hundreds of years. Today, an amazing team of volunteer gardeners tends to the gardens throughout the week, with regular sessions for all ages to get involved with.

Visit our garden page to get involved.


On Monday mornings at 10AM, we run Hey Baby, a weekly baby and toddler hangout for parents, carers and kids aged 0-4. With loads of toys, great coffee and amazing community, Hey Baby is not to be missed!

Check out the Hey Baby page below to find out more.