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St Michael & All Angels, Lansdowne Drive

St Michael & All Angels, Lansdowne Drive, Hackney, London E8 3LR View on map

A bold and distinctive church, designed by the notable 20th century church architect N F Cachemaille-Day in 1959-60. Built of pale brick laid in stretcher bond over a concrete frame with a copper covered dome. It is impressive for the quality of its interior, but with external interest as well, namely the striking sculpture of St. Michael slaying the dragon over the entrance porch. The interior features a shallow concrete shell roof with shallow segmental lights on all sides, these with colourful glass mosaic designed by the architect. Large series of murals and glass by the contemporary artist John Hayward.


Opening Arrangements

13, 20 and 27 April, 4, 11, 18 and 25 May, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 June, 6, 13, 20 and 27 July, 7, 14 and 21 September, 5, 12 and 19 October, 9am - 3pm. 4, 11 and 25 June, 2, 9 and 16 July, 10am - 4pm. At all other times through key holders: Elizabeth Bower ( or 0207 254 9081) or Daniel Gerrans ( or 0207 249 2627).


To the west side of London Fields South Hackney. Rail: London Fields (10 minutes walk). Bus: Route 394 (Hackney to Islington).

Parking Spaces


Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes