We are very pleased to announce that the restoration of the West Facade and Clock Tower at St Leonard, Shoreditch has been shortlisted for the Hackney Design Awards 2020 in the Heritage and Conservation Category!

Hackney Design Awards are a celebration of great design in Hackney. Voting is now open for the people’s choice and young people’s choice awards. Voting closes 26 November and based on the votes received, the winner of the people’s choice and young people’s choice awards will be announced in December 2020 alongside those awarded by our expert judging panel.

The west façade project has been a real boost to the Church. The building is visibly looking much more welcoming and inviting. The repaired clocks especially capture a lot of attention. The hands are turning again for the first time in nearly 40 years, and the backlit clocks are clearly visible to the locality, symbolically emphasising that time starts moving again for the Church after decades and looking to the future.