Hackney Clowns Service

Where: Hackney at All Saints Church, Haggerston Road/Livermere Road corner
When: 1st Sunday in February
Time: 3pm


This is a church service with a difference – the congregation will be wearing heavy make-up, wigs and baggy trousers and you’ll see pedal cars driven up the nave. It’s all to commemorate the life of Jospeh Grimaldi, widely viewed as the “father” of the modern clown – originally the service was held at St James’ Pentonville where Grimaldi is buried but changed location when that church became disused. Expect a laughter-filled colourful service with flowers that squirt!

Helpful Hints

It attracts lots of photographers so get there early! The service lasts for around 2 hours.Until recently it was held at Dalston at Holy Trinity Church but has now moved to All Saints, Hackney (part of the same group of churches).

In 2018 it will be on Sunday February 4th.

Click here for the church website (not working when checked last but will hopefully be fixed soon): http://www.trinitysaintsunited.com/index.html

and contacts: http://apps.hackney.gov.uk/servapps/HackneyDirectory/Details.aspx?OrgID=4327&Admin=0

Photo by joellybaby.

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