The churchyard was officially closed for burials in 1974 and was a wilderness until its value as a wildlife reserve was realised in around 1977. In 1981 hedges were planted, a copse of Scots pines was planted and the Visitors Centre was built. It is now managed as East Ham Nature reserve, which is an important teaching resource for Newham schools.
- Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts
Access contact details
Tues-Fri 10am-5pm (summer)/4pm (winter); Sat/Sun: 2pm-5pm (summer), 1pm-4pm (winter). Church open by appointment
Tube: East Ham (District, Hammersmith & City). Docklands Light Railway: Beckton. Bus: 101, 104, 173, 300.
Church of England leased to LB Newham
- Medieval (1066-1540)
- 12th Century
- Features & Designations
The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building
- Reference: Church of St Mary Magdalene
- Grade: I
- Key Information
Open to the public
London Parks and Gardens Trust