Hackney Church is the iconic Anglican parish church of Hackney, and has been a centre of Christian worship in 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, SAINT has just completed a once in a lifetime restoration of Hackney Church and its surrounding churchyard. This £6 million project has turned this iconic building into a world class music and events venue, with thanks to lottery funding. 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.



To find out more about our heritage, and how you can get involved, click on the button below:


  • 10AM Communion

    A traditional service, with music led by the choir, featuring quiet reflection, prayer, hymns and communion.

  • 11AM Family

    Come and join us for worship, preaching and prayer, or go along to SAINT Kids.

  • 6PM Informal

    Come and join us for worship, preaching and prayer.


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, by emailing

0300 323 0343

Hackney Church
Lower Clapton Road
E5 0PD.


Opening Hours
Mon-Fri 9.30pm to 5.30pm

Press & Media Enquiries:
Please contact the during office hours.


The Lighthouse project provides practical help to those in need throughout the week.  If you or someone you know is in need of a hand, or if you would like to help out please 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 Sunday 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 SAINT Online, our weekly online church experience. Click here to get involved.

Hackney Bells

Hackney Church is a major centre for ringing in East London.

We ring regularly for Sunday and other services, national celebrations and commemorations. The Monday practice night (7.30 – 9pm) is particularly well attended, supported by ringers from both the local band and neighbouring towers.