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ST MARY'S CHURCH

The community came together at a memorial service at St Mary's Church last night to mark the second anniversary of the death of Jonathon "JJ" McPhillips'.

It's two years today since Canonbury dad Jonathon "JJ" McPhillips was fatally stabbed in Upper Street - and a vigil is being held to honour lives lost to knife crime at St Mary's Church tonight.

Dozens of people picketed a controversial "anti-transgender" meeting on Tuesday night, billed as a discussion on "keeping women and children safe" from trans people.

A horse-drawn hearse carried the body of a beloved Islington teacher down Hornsey High Street today - and the community followed behind for a final goodbye.

An Upper Street vicar will say goodbye to Islington after nearly more than eight years' service when he leads his final sermon on Sunday.

St Mary's Church will stage two Music for Peace events across Remembrance Weekend as they mark 100 years since the guns fell silent.

Talk about a Pyrrhic victory.

We held a local elections hustings last night. Sadly, barely anyone turned up. There was still good debate, though. James Morris reports from St Mary's Church in Upper Street.

I'm delighted that all four of Islington's biggest political parties will be attending our hustings event at St Mary's Church later this month.

The Islington Gazette will hold a hustings ahead of next month's local elections.

Kate and William are coming to visit Islington's St Luke's Community Centre tomorrow.

Families of Islington knife crime victims gathered at St Mary's Church last night to say: "This has to stop."

The mum of Jonathon "JJ" McPhillips is holding a candlelit vigil on Wednesday to mark one year since he was stabbed to death in Upper Street.

The Queen this afternoon made her first ever visit to St Mary's Church in Upper Street.

The Queen is set to visit St Mary's Church in Upper Street on Wednesday next week.

The Queen is coming to Islington a week today.

People who have lived on an Islington estate their whole life have been told they may be forced out of their homes.

N1 Women's Institute has marked its 10th anniversary by providing a bench in the St Mary's Church garden.

Not many people still have a legacy 500 years after they die. But thanks to his generous will, Richard Cloudesley does. The Gazette learns about five centuries of an Islington charity founded in his name.

Islington's faith and community leaders responded to the Finsbury Park terrorist attack with typical defiance today, declaring: "Our community won't be divided."

As vicar of St Mary's Church, Rev Simon Harvey is one of our leading community figures. He speaks to James Morris about his role in the borough.

I notice work to replace the water main that burst at the Angel last year started in April and is going to take some five months, writes Mr J E Kirby, Clissold Crescent, Stoke Newington.

Islington South and Finsbury incumbent Emily Thornberry told voters it was a straight choice between Labour and the Conservatives at the Gazette's hustings last night.

Candidates for Islington South and Finsbury clashed with each other - and the audience - at a heated hustings in St Mary's Church tonight.

Theresa May's plan to axe free school meals for infants has been slammed by opposition parties in a heated debate at St Mary Magdalene Academy this morning.

People who pay forensic attention to newspaper design might have spotted that we've had a small clean-up.

Live in the Islington South and Finsbury constituency and don't know who to vote for in next month's general election? The Islington Gazette is here to help. We are hosting a hustings on May 21.

St Mary's, the mother church of Islington, needs to be renovated for the first time since the Blitz. The Gazette learns about the impact of that bomb.

Jonathon "JJ" McPhillips was given a huge Islington send-off today.

The family of Jonathon 'JJ' McPhillips will finally be able to grieve at his funeral on Friday. But with his killer still at large, mum Michelle McPhillips says his death has 'ripped the heart' out of her family. She speaks to James Morris.

Detectives investigating a knifepoint robbery at a convenience store in Islington have released CCTV images as they appeal for information, writes Det Cons Alex Simmons, of Islington Police.

"Father" Christmas lives in Barnsbury - and her real name is Polly Arrowsmith. The Gazette meets Islington's very own secret Santa, whose software firm is distributing anonymous gifts to charities on its doorstep.

St Mary's Church in Upper Street was finally restored - 16 years after it was wrecked by a Second World War bomb.

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