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Community & Church Hall

The church building and hall are a significant resource for London Fields. The hall is a prime venue for hire by community groups wishing to be based or to operate in London E8. Both have disabled access and WC facilities for wheelchair users.

We are 20 minutes’ walk from Dalston Junction or Haggerston Overground stations and 10 minutes’ walk from London Fields station. Bus 394 (Angel-Homerton) stops outside the church.

Our links with the wider community include the church school – St Paul’s with St Michael’s – as well as the many groups that meet in the church hall. Apart from the groups mentioned below, the hall is also regularly used for meetings of local Tenants and Residents Associations.

Hall hire at St Michael & All Angels

The main hall (120 sq m excluding stage area, maximum capacity 180) and/or the small meeting room (maximum capacity 15) are available for hire for social functions between 9am and 7pm only, at a cost of £30 per hour, provided they do not conflict with regular users including those listed below. A concessionary hire rate and different terms are available for charities and community groups. The hall benefits from a fully-equipped kitchen. A flipchart and marker pens are available. For details of other facilities please contact the Vicar.  Alcohol is not allowed.

If you are interested in booking either the main hall or the small meeting room for a social function, please look at the list of regular users below to check when the space is available, read our hire terms here and, if you would like to go ahead, contact the Vicar.

If you are interested in making a booking for a charity or community group, either as a one-off or on a regular basis, please look at the list of regular users below to check availability and contact the Vicar.

Regular hall activities


Angel Voices – Tunes for Toddlers: starting at 9.45am, finishing at 11am (main hall, term time).  There is no charge, but donations towards costs are welcome. Contact Connie.


Over 50’s Social Group: 11am-1pm (small meeting room). Contact Irene.
8th Haggerston (St Michael and All Angels) Rainbows, Brownies and Guides: (main hall and small meeting room, term time)
Rainbows 6pm-7pm. Contact Janette.
Brownies 5.45pm-7.15pm. Contact Dorian.
Guides 7.15pm-8.45pm. Contact Connie.


Helen O’Grady Drama Academy: 4.30pm-5.30pm (main hall, term time). Contact Nicola Gossip and Andrew Mayer.
The Potter’s House Hackney Worship Services 7-9pm (main hall and small meeting room).


London Fields Playgroup: 10am-12 noon (main hall and small meeting room, term time). For more information see here or contact Ella and Kristal.


Moving Shadow Karate Club: 10am-12 noon (main hall, term time). Contact Morvia.


The Potter’s House Hackney Worship Services 7-9pm (main hall and small meeting room, or in church when Nightshelter running in the main hall).

Sunday nights from January to March

Members of St Michael’s, St John the Baptist RC Church and other local residents provide voluntary support for an evening meal, overnight accommodation and breakfast for homeless people every Sunday in the church hall from 1 January to 31 March. Another local church offers overflow accommodation.

Six other churches in Hackney cover Monday to Saturday in this period.

There are further details about the Winter Nightshelter, or contact Tigger.