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We Grieve hoarding from the front.
/ 30 June 2020

Grief Wall in Clapton Common

The Vicar of St Thomas’ Church, Clapton Common has created a grief wall, emblazoned with the words We Grieve, helping people mourn those who have died.

St Columba launch day, in Hackney Wick.
/ 17 September 2018

Community comes together to launch St Columba

The Bishop of Stepney was joined by local MP Meg Hillier in Hackney Wick to celebrate the foundation of a new worshipping community, St Columba East London.

Floating Church and Meg Hiller MP
/ 28 September 2017

Floating church takes step forward with MP’s visit

The team behind the Diocese of London’s proposed floating church and community hub, met Hackney South and Shoreditch MP, Meg Hillier, to discuss the project.

St Andrew's Church Stoke Newington
/ 21 August 2017

North London Church to Become Community Hub

St Andrew’s Church Stoke Newington has received a £20,000 grant from the National Churches Trust (NCT) to help fund a project to transform it into a community hub.

Design concept for new floating church
/ 31 July 2017

Plans unveiled for floating church in East London

Plans for a new floating community hub based in East London have been unveiled at a consultation taking place on board the Elsdale II, a canal boat leased from the charity Groundwork South.

Archbishop of Canterbury at St John Hoxton
/ 2 June 2017

Archbishop of Canterbury visits St John’s Hoxton in week of 24-7 prayer

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and his wife, Caroline, have paid a flying visit to St John’s Hoxton as the church continues its week-long 24-7 wave of prayer.

Hackney Children's Choir at St Paul's Cathedral
/ 29 March 2017

Helping young people to find their own voices

Tom Daggett, one of the organists at St Paul’s Cathedral, has spoken to Martha Linden about the work he does with Hackney Children’s Choir, for a feature on the Church of England blog.

Vigil for Westminster victims
/ 24 March 2017

East Londoners called on to reject fear and stand together

The Bishop of Stepney led a vigil at St John on Bethnal Green last night for the victims of the Westminster attack, sharing the message that hate will not divide the people of Tower Hamlets.

Stepney day for children's and youth workers
/ 3 March 2017

Counter-cultural revolution

On 25 February, children’s, youth and family workers from across the Stepney Area gathered together for a day of inspiration. The Rt Revd Adrian Newman, former Bishop of Stepney, started proceedings with this address.

Hoxton Sanctuary
/ 20 February 2017

Sanctuary Hoxton

Sanctuary, a new worshipping community, aims to ‘bring the walls down’ between the church and the rest of the community, particularly for creatives and young adults, living in and around Hoxton.

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