Our church hall is a significant resource for community groups in London Fields and is well used. Both the church and hall have disabled access and WC facilities for wheelchair users.
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 (£15 per hour for just the meeting room), provided the booking does not conflict with regular users. A concessionary hire rate and different terms are available for charities and community groups.
The hall benefits from a fully-equipped kitchen. The meeting room is fitted with a plasma screen with an HDMI cable. Hirers are welcome to use this (except for watching live TV on any channel, or downloading or watching BBC programmes on iPlayer, as no TV licence is in force for the premises) but must bring their own extension lead and an appropriate connecting cable (female HDMI to lightning/thunderbolt/micro usb/micro HDMI etc) for their phone/tablet/laptop. A flipchart and marker pens are also available. Alcohol is not allowed.
For enquiries about one-off bookings, whether social, community or commercial, please first check here whether the facilities are already being used by a regular group and read our hire terms here, and then contact our bookings administrator, Sonia.
For enquiries about regular hires, please contact the Vicar.
St. Paul’s with St. Michael’s School
We especially value our links with our parish school, St Paul’s with St Michael’s CE Primary School. In its most recent Ofsted report (2017, see here) St Paul’s with St Michael’s was judged outstanding. It received the same grade in its most recent inspection of RE and collective worship (2018, see here).
Hackney Winter Nightshelter
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 homeless people every Sunday in the church hall from 1 January to 31 March. An evening meal, overnight accommodation and breakfast are provided. Another local church offers overflow accommodation. Six other churches in Hackney cover Monday to Saturday in this period. The Hackney Winter Nightshelter is organised and run across all these venues by a separate charity, Hackney Doorways (Registered Charity number 1139183). If you are interested in volunteering you can contact them via this link.
St Michael’s is proud to be a Fairtrade Church in the Fairtrade Diocese of London. To become a Fairtrade Church we have committed to:
• use Fairtrade tea, coffee and sugar
• use other Fairtrade products whenever we can
• promote Fairtrade, especially in Fairtrade Fortnight and throughout the year.
For further information see the Fairtrade Foundation and London Fairtrade Diocese website. And do stay after one of our services for a cup of Fairtrade tea or coffee.
We also participate in Hackney Foodbank which collects non-perishable food and distributes it to families and individuals in crisis.
At St Michael’s we seek to follow Christ’s teaching (‘I was a stranger and you welcomed me’: Matthew 25.35) by encouraging people to engage with the current refugee crisis. See here for information about and links to a wide range of agencies working with refugees internationally and locally who would welcome practical and financial support.