The Building Exploratory would like to offer thanks to the many individuals and organisations who helped make this project happen:

Funded through the generous support of:

  • Arts Council England
  • English Heritage
  • Stuart Heath Charitable Settlement
  • Stepney Community Development Trust
  • Idea Store Whitechapel
  • The Institute of Historic Building Conservation


  • Design: Anna Cumming
  • Web design: Platform3
  • Photography: Jon Spencer, Fil Gierlinski
  • Translation: Bilinguagroup, Hackney Translation Services

Project team:

  • Concept development & pilot project: Anna Hart & Lizzie Buckmaster, The Building Exploratory
  • Project Manager: Lucy OReilly, The Building Exploratory
  • Thanks also to the Building Exploratory team especially Emma Tutton and Ashley McCormick


  • English Heritage's Research for Places of Worship team led by Sarah Brown
  • June Warrington
  • Peter Guillery
  • Jennie Fordham (additional building research for the Building Exploratory)


  • English Heritage
  • Fil Gierlinski
  • Jon Spencer
  • The Building Exploratory


  • Map and Publication: Anna Cumming
  • Concept Design: Lizzie Buckmaster, Pia Ostlund


  • Stacey Burman, The Learning Trust
  • Steve Herne
  • Ruth Clarke
  • Kate Moorse
  • The Religion & Place Sounding Board
    Additional Thanks to:
  • Ansar Ahmed Ullah, Swadhinata Trust
  • Bridget Cherry, Buildings of England
  • Bridget Sawyers
  • Shahed Saleem, Makespace Achitects
  • Sharman Kadish, Jewish Heritage UK
  • Tower Hamlets Inter-Faith Forum
  • David McConnachie, DMC Furniture

The Building Exploratory would especially like to thank all of the building representatives, their communities, the schools and students who participated in and contributed to the project.


  • Bow School
  • Bishop Challoners Catholic Collegiate Girls School
  • Mulberry School for Girls
  • Sir John Cass's Foundation and Red-coat CofE Secondary School
  • St Paul's Way Community School

Buildings & key individuals:

  • Brick Lane Jamme Masjid, Sajjad Miah
  • Built on the Rock International Ministries, Sybil Joseph
  • Congregation of Jacob Synagogue - Kehillas Ya’akov, David Russell
  • East London Mosque, Ehsan Hannan
  • Gurdwara Sikh Sangat, Jagmohan Singh Digpal
  • Poplar Baptist Church, Henry Dixon
  • St George-in-the-East, Rev. Canon Michael Ainsworth
  • St Paul's Church A New Heart for Bow, Rev. Prebendary Philippa Boardman
  • St Paul, Bow Common, Rev. Prebendary Duncan Ross
  • The Church of St Dunstan and All Saints, Fr. Christopher Burke


  • Lizzie Buckmaster & Anna Hart
  • Sarah Carne
  • Mary Evans
  • Onya McCausland
  • Victoria Turnbull