Hackney: Other Christian Churches

A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 10, Hackney. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1995.

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'Hackney: Other Christian Churches', in A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 10, Hackney, (London, 1995) pp. 144-145. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/middx/vol10/pp144-145 [accessed 11 April 2024]

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Ch. on E. side of Mare Street at no. 184, next to Lady Holles sch. (later part of Cordwainers' coll.), reg. 1874. (fn. 1) Bldg. of yellow brick with white-brick and stone dressings in Dec. style: aisled nave, shallow transepts, fleche over crossing. Attendance 1886: 227 a.m., 168 evg.; 1903: 199 a.m., 213 evg. Still listed as Cath. Apostolic in 1964 but served as Greek Orthodox ch. of St. John the Theologian from 1966. (fn. 2)


Former Agapemonite ch. (above) leased 1956 to Harold Percival Nicholson, who, as abp. of Karim, perhaps already used it as his cathedral ch. of the Good Shepherd. Ch., which had premises in Lower Sloane Street, Chelsea, claimed to be older than Rom. Cath. Ch. by virtue of descent from Syrian Orthodox Ch. at Antioch. Spiritual healing practised in Clapton bldg., where chapel for animals also opened. (fn. 3)


Former Cath. Apostolic ch. (above) at no. 184 Mare Street opened as Greek Orthodox ch. of St. John the Theologian 1966; reg. 1986. Bldg. seated c. 250 in 1988, when ch. also ran Greek language sch. and Sun. sch. (fn. 4)


  • 1. Clarke, Hackney, 28; G.R.O. Worship Reg. no. 21971.
  • 2. P.O. Dir. Lond. (1964); below, Greek Orthodox Ch.
  • 3. Cathedral Ch. of Good Shepherd (booklet c. 1953 in H.A.D.), 3-6; H.A.D., H/LD 7/4, p. 194.
  • 4. Inf. from priest in charge; G.R.O. Worship Reg. no. 77032; below, educ. (special schs.).