Hackney is a cluster of Anglo-Saxon villages on the edge of the City of London: Shoreditch, Hoxton, Haggerston, Dalston, Clapton, Homerton and Stoke Newington. Generations of local families and incomers from all parts of the world have come to worship, pray and celebrate life events in Hackney’s parish churches.
Common values concern embracing diversity; offering hospitality to strangers; opening buildings for community use; reaching out to those who are marginalized; speaking out against greed and injustice; fostering community leadership and faithful volunteering.
Hackney churches say they are most alive when they celebrate significant moments in the life of the community, when buildings are restored and reordered, when lay people come forward to offer their ministry and when fruitful relationships are nurtured with other organisations working for the wellbeing of all.
Image: Hackney, where else? by Donald, used under Creative Commons licence.