About the Clowns Church Service:
This has been an annual tradition since 1946. The service moved to Holy Trinity Church in 1959, and in 1967 permission was given for the clowns to attend in their costumes.
2013 Date and Time:
Arrive early as the Press photographers come out in force and take up a large section of the church.
How To Get There:
Nearest Train Station: Dalston Kingsland
Plenty of buses serve Dalston Junction. Use Journey Planner to plan your route by public transport.
About Joseph Grimaldi:
His tomb is in the Joseph Grimaldi Park in Islington:
Address: Next to 154a Pentonville Road, between Rodney Street and Cumming Street
Nearest tube stations: King's Cross St Pancras / Angel (Location map)
After The Clowns Church Service:
The hall is always packed at the start but the Press do leave quite quickly and then you can enjoy a family show for free. I've sat next to clowns in the audience which has been a lovely treat too.
The Clown's Gallery:
Note: The Clown's Museum has moved out of London to Wookey Hole Caves, Wells, Somerset.
However, Holy Trinity Church is the official "Clown's Church" and has a Grimaldi corner and a small exhibition of photographs, eggs and items in three show cases. The church can be visited in order to see the exhibition on the first Friday of each month as before, but it is wise to contact Mattie Faint, the Gallery Director, beforehand in case there has been a change of dates. Mattie can be contacted on 0870 128 4336.