Directory: Stepney Area
The Stepney Episcopal Area covers the London boroughs of Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets.
Like much of London the area spans great social and economic contrasts.
Stepney is the special responsibility of the Bishop of Stepney, the Rt Revd Adrian Newman.
The Bishop of Stepney is supported by the Archdeacon of Hackney.
The Stepney Episcopal Area covers the London boroughs of Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets. Like much of London the area spans great social and economic contrasts. The three boroughs contain some of the most deprived wards in the country alongside neighbouring districts of expensive housing – as in the south of Islington and Hackney and the rapidly growing businesses in the Docklands in Tower Hamlets.
The East End of London has been well known for centuries as a place where refugees and immigrants to this country have settled, and all three boroughs are home to large minority ethnic communities. Developing relationships with other faiths is crucial in Tower Hamlets in particular, where there is a large Bangladeshi community.
There are 29 Church of England voluntary aided schools in the area; 26 primary and three secondary. One of the secondary schools, Sir John Cass, has recently come top of the league for the most improved school in England. There are also three universities in the area.
There are eight hospitals, one of which specialises in the treatment of AIDS patients, an Eye hospital and a hospice. There are also two prisons in the area, both in Islington.
The reopening of St Luke’s Millwall, right in the heart of the Docklands to serve the expanding community.
Bishop Sarah Mullally visited a new community land trust won by St George in the East, the Centre for Theology and Community and the Darul Ummah mosque.
The Islington Sustainable Church Buildings Project has been awarded a prize by the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN).
Her Majesty the Queen attended special church service at St Mary’s Islington to celebrate 150th anniversary of Christian charity, Scripture Union.
We are delighted to be hosting a delightful informal ‘Songs and Sonnets’ evening event with Malcolm in our Yurt. Doors open at 6 for 7.30pm
A day of renewal for anyone working for social change
“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! ” Isaiah 43:19
In this reflective day, Pádraig Ó Tuama will look at peace and conflict within ourselves, in our communities and in politics.