Music Hall

St Mary’s Music Hall is an exciting world, jazz and folk music series in our ancient building – a co-production between St Mary’s Walthamstow and our Music Halls partners who are professional music programmers with a heart for seeing great live music performed in beautiful spaces. While our building is being renovated in 2021-22 as part of our National Lottery-supported Creative Church project, the Music Hall will be hosted by our friend Revd Dan Copperwheat at The Sanctuary, also the home of Greenleaf Road Baptist Church in Walthamstow.

Maya Youssef, a Syrian virtuoso, played St Mary’s Music Hall in early 2018

St Mary’s helped pioneer this project as a way of building community, meeting our neighbours and making our building a place where more people feel inspired and at home. We also see music and art as a way of breaking down cultural barriers and bringing our diverse community together.

The brainchild of Sam Jones, a producer/ sound engineer and friend of St Mary’s, St Mary’s Music Hall has welcomed musicians who have been featured on BBC Front Row, played Carnegie Hall and headlined the WOMAD Festival. Our musicians come from countries as diverse as Syria, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Ireland and Indonesia; we have also been part of the London Jazz Festival as well as the Lake of Stars festival.

We look forward to re-starting the St Mary’s Music Hall in our newly renovated building in late 2022 or early 2023.

Producer Sam Jones has been one of the driving forces behind the Music Hall and has been integral in helping us upgrade our church sound system and lighting.
Senegalese musician Seckou Keita was one of the first artists to play the Music Hall in 2017
We hosted Deva Mahal as part of the London Jazz Festival in November 2018
Ossie Lundie-Smith, a member of our congregation, won an award in 2018 from the National Churches Trust for his work on the St Mary’s Music Hall