St John on Bethnal Green has embarked on an ambitious programme to repair the church and restore its former elegance. Once again, it will be a proud landmark in London’s historic East End and an outstanding gateway to Bethnal Green. Age, pollution and World War II bombs have taken their toll but the major conservation programme now under way will ensure the church’s survival as a place of worship and a community centre. Much work remains to be done, including the restoration of Soane’s fine staircases, substantial repairs to the stone and brick work and repairs to the chancel where Bodley’s extension is starting to pull away from the main body of the church.


Both the congregation of St John and the community of Bethnal Green are raising money for daily running costs and minor repairs. But it must rely on the generosity of individuals and charitable trusts to complete the restoration work and keep the church open for use by the whole community.


Any contribution you can make will be greatly appreciated.


How you can help


You can make a donation – all cheques should be made payable to the PCC of St John on Bethnal Green and sent to: The Rector, St John on Bethnal Green Rectory, 30 Victoria Park Square, London, E2 9PB


When we run events money from ticket price and or bar profits go to keeping the Church running.