History of St Mary's

If you're interested in the history of our church and parish, then the Wikipedia page for St Mary Islington is a great place to start.

S Allen Chambers Jr, wrote a very full account of the history of the church in 2004.

St Mary's stands at the heart of Islington. In fact, Islington began right here, where we are. For around a thousand years, our church community has served this neighbourhood. We've seen dark times - plague, fire, persecutions and war. But we've always trusted in God and we're still here, working with others to help the people of Islington.

The history of a church like ours isn't just written by great heroes. It's written by ordinary men and women like you. Make your story be part of our story.