Be Informed


Stoke Newington has more to offer than chic coffee shops. Step behind the iconic church opposite the park and meet some of the social justice projects that provide support and bring hope to the many who use them.

Our welcoming community space and kitchen hosts Hackney Winter Night Shelter, Hackney Migrant CentreHackney Food Bank and a project to resettle Syrian refugees. 

Demand for these services is going up. Right now we're working on scaling up our infrastructure and redeveloping our space so more can be done. Join our mailing list to stay informed or contact us here.





Candlelit Yoga Class with Live Music!
04/08/18 - 5-6.30pm in the little church, Stoke Newington Church Street ( beside Clissold Park).  £14.  Slow flow class.  All levels (and none!) welcome.  Bring yoga mat if you have one.  Register your name by emailing  and pay on the door.   All proceeds go to the new St Mary’s Centre. 


21/07/18 - "North London Dirt", a 68 mile guided "gravel track" (off the roads) cycling tour around North East London. Over 100 people joined the ride. Read a full write up here.

15/07/18 - Table top sale outside St Mary's Church on Sunday afternoon. All proceeds to the St Marys Centre.

29/06/18 - We ran a sponsored Community Sleepout to raise awareness of homelessness in Hackney and to raise the funding we need to grow the capacity of the St Mary's Centre. 30 members of the community slept out and so far the event has raised over £11k. Please continue to donate!


Get involved

How should the Centre develop? What projects would you like to see take off? What should we put our weight behind? What does our community need?

Join the conversation and get involved. Join our mailing list or  contact us here.



Our existing building does not have the infrastructure to meet rising demand. So we're building a new space to house the St Mary's Centre.

To complete the project we need to raise an additional £250k - less than the price of a studio flat in Stoke Newington.

Will you help? Can you pass the word around?

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