After years of planning and fundraising, the new St Mary's Centre N16 has opened at the back of St Mary's Church.
What a space!!! The architects have designed something really special: a massive hall that can be divided into smaller spaces, a beautiful kitchen and smaller conference rooms and brilliant loos!
Designing a building that sits so well with the church was quite a challenge but they've done a great job. These pics give a sneak preview. It's at the back of St Mary's Church - it's the space this community has been in need of for a very long time.
It's very genuinely a space for everyone - from the migrant centre, food bank and night shelter to Kehillah North London and lots of other groups. It's a space you can hire for parties and it will be fab for kids classes.
Hats off to Rev Dilly Baker who has made this happen (via the sale of a building in Defoe Road and a lot of fundraising) and whose kindness and compassion helps so many people.