about hope

our hope

Hope Community Church was born in 2000 with 4 dreams – to be a place of continuous prayer and worship, to be a church that children love, to be a place of hope for people on the margins, to be a thriving community. These dreams shape our focus today.

The church is the people but we also call Hope Chapel our home. Hope is a member of the Congregational Federation and works closely with other churches across Bristol, the UK and internationally. Hope is a UK registered charity (number 1134290).

our team

Ra Gibson

Elder

Ra & Paul are passionate about Living Free having seen the impact of it in their own lives. People, plants and animals thrive under Ra's care.

Aaron Mathias

Caretaker

Aaron is our caretaker, looking after the building and grounds. He also cooks for our Hope On Wednesday meals.

Alice Bond

Pastor // Elder

Alice leads Hope with Chris. She also runs Little Stars for mums and toddlers and loves being part of the Hotwells community.

Claire Collins

Finance Administrator

Claire is our finance administrator, she has a head for figures, is very organised and quick to laugh!

Helen Lee

Elder

Helen is involved in various forms of cross-cultural community engagement in Bristol and internationally. She has a heart for prayer and unity.

Hannah Lehmann

Administrator

Hannah oversees the organisational aspects of the church community and chapel building. She basically knows everything!

Silas Crawley

Prayer Pastor // Elder

Silas and Annie lead the prayer centre for the city and prayer within Hope. He leads by example and loves with passion and humour.

Jonathan Lee

Elder // Chair

Jonathan oversees our Elders governance. He is the CEO of Crisis Centre Ministries in Bristol.

Paul Gibson

Elder // Treasurer

Paul & Ra are passionate about Living Free having seen the impact of it in their own lives. We're very grateful to have Paul as our treasurer.

Stan Stansfield

Elder

Stan & Vicky are part of the Prayer Centre team. Stan is also very happy under the bonnet of a car or on the race track.

Annie Crawley

Prayer Pastor // Elder

Annie and Silas founded hope in 2000. Annie has five children, but is a mother to many. She is hungry to know the Lord's heart for the community

Chris Bond

Pastor // Elder

Chris leads Hope with Alice. He draws the best out of people and is a great encourager.

Vicky Stansfield

Elder

Vicky & Stan are part of the Prayer Centre team. Vicky is also a GP connecting in her surgery with many of Bristol's students.