Hampden Chapel has teamed up with
London School of Theology (LST) to provide work placements for LST students that will like to work in a church in Hackney/East London during their studies. LST is the largest interdenominational evangelical theological college in Europe offering quality theological education from the great city of London.
Some interesting facts about Hackney*:
- Hackney’s population is estimated at 263,150 people
- Hackney is a relatively young borough with a quarter of its population under 20. The proportion of residents between 20-29 years has grown in the last ten years and now stands at 21%.
- Just over a third of Hackney’s residents are Christian. This is a lower percentage than the London and England averages. Hackney has…a higher proportion of people with no religion and those who did not state a religion than London and England.
- Nearly nine out of ten Hackney residents say that Hackney is a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together.
Hackney is a young and diverse London borough that offers an exciting challenge for churches and Christian workers that want to make a difference in inner city communities. Hampden Chapel is looking forward to supporting students that will like to take up a work placement with us and help us to keep reaching, renewing, and releasing.
*From LB Hackney, Jan 2016.