The Setting of St Georges - Round 1 Victory

HCT has won the first round in the fight to save the fragile two-storey St. Georges German Lutheran Church dating from 1763 from a monster neighbour. Tower Hamlets has refused consent as over-development and for its negative impact on the church and the three other listed buildings adjacent. The owner of the site is thought likely to appeal or re-submit another application. With its adjoining schools, St. George's is the last built relic of 'Little Germany' once the largest German speaking community anywhere outside the German lands. HCT's letter of objection is here  The Georgian Group has called for the scheme to be refused, here. The Ancient Monument Society has called the development 'greedy, un-neighbourly overdevelopment' here. Other objections have so far been lodged, including those from the Anglo-German Family Historic Society and the World Monuments Fund.


Christmas Events in HCT Chapels

See Events for full details

2nd December St Georges German Church - West Gallery Quire concert

5th December Salem Chapel - Christmas Tree Exhibition

11th December 5pm Biddlestone Chapel - Advent Service

12th/13th December, Salem Chapel - Christmas Tree Exhibition

19th December 3pm  Walpole Old Chapel - Carols by Candlelight

20th December 2.30pm - Grittleton Baptist Chapel - Victorian Carol Service

20th December Salem Chapel Victorian Christmas Service


Email switchover

HCT is moving is email to the 'Cloud' - but sadly this means we will not be able to send or receive emails between 20th December until the process is complete.  All being well normal service will be resumed.

Weddings at HCT Buildings

Marriages are available at several of our chapels:  Biddlestone, Longworth, Penrose, Salem, St George's, Todmorden, Wallasey and Walpole. Religious marriages for same-sex couples are available at Todmorden. For details e-mail transition@hct.org.uk