It is possible that a church stood here, in this small but wealthy village just outside the City of London, before the Norman Conquest, but no records survive of any building before 1275. From the 14th century the church was dedicated to St Augustine of Hippo until, after 1660, it was rededicated to St John the Baptist, later becoming more commonly known as St John-at-Hackney.
“St John at Hackney is a place for hope for me and my family. It has changed my life, my moms, and my brothers. Life seems crazy sometimes but its a place I can go to be reminded of the love God has for me"