St Francis at The Engine Room | Christian Vocations

St Francis at The Engine Room

Type: Church

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The opening of the Engine Room community centre in 2013 was a key step towards creating a dynamic community space for adults, children and families in Hale Village. This vision for putting a community centre and and church at the heart of the new housing development in the Hale Village was spearheaded by the Diocese of London working in partnership with Lee Valley Estates, Newlon Housing Trust and London City Mission. We moved into our new purpose built community centre in October 2017 and now have a weekly congregation of approximately 50 people.


St Francis at The Engine Room has been in existence since 2013 in temporary accommodation and has become a valuable community resource offering church services and community activities in and around the Engine Room. Investment has been made to create a new church, community centre, nursey school and café complex in Hale Village which opened in October 2017. A Church Community Worker has been a key member of the team at the Engine Room since inception, and we are now looking to appoint ready for September 2018 

Hale Village is a growing, vibrant community in the heart of Tottenham Hale that is currently undergoing significant re-development and which will see further changes in the next few years as more building and community development is completed.   The Engine Room plays an active role in, serving and helping to build a stronger more cohesive and integrated community across the diverse, multi-ethnic demographic of the area. An area which includes a mix of students, lower income families and individuals and more affluent younger professionals.