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Hope Year Plan 2021-2022

As we emerge from the pandemic, 2021-2022 will be a year of building community and pursuing our 4 dreams. This image shows some of our main events for the year.

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The Prayer Centre

This guide to the Prayer Centre at Hope Chapel tells the story and vision of the Prayer Centre and how you can be involved.

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A Road Map To Recovery: Hearing God’s Voice As We Emerge From Covid-19

As we emerge from the constraints of Covid-19, should we return to life exactly as it was before? These next few months are an opportunity to...

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Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls – 7 Tips for Family Church

Seven tips on having family church time in your home with children.

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Hope In These Strange Times – Moving Online For A While

These are some of the ways that we will be worshipping together and connecting as a church in these strange times with coronavirus.

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Questions for Charlie

Charlie joins Hope as our new Youth Pastor on 23rd February. Our youth put a few questions to him to help us get to know him...

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Gift Day for Hope Roof – Restoration & Solar

Chris spoke on Sunday about the Gift Day and how we handle money as Christians. His talk is online here. This blog gives full details of Gift Day this Sunday.

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Hope’s Bookshelf: books that have shaped us

This is about some of the books that have fed and inspired us as a church over the years. We have a few copies to look at and some to borrow....

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Welcome To Hope

If you're new to Hope or interested in who we are and what we're about then this is a good place to start.

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‘I Want To Be A Playmaker’ Poem

'Playmaker > a player in a team game who leads attacks or brings other players into a position from which they could score.' Written at Hope Men's Weekend 2018.

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4s Guide

At Hope one of the ways we position ourselves to become more like Jesus is to meet regularly with 2 or 3 others who will know us, encourage us and challenge us.

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Parents Making Disciples

What do parenting and discipleship have in common? How do we help our children grow up to know and follow Jesus?

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People of Peace

Understanding Jesus' teaching on 'people of peace' has been liberating for me. I'd previously felt an uncomfortable pressure to have uncomfortable conversations...

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On Waiting

Matt Rutter writing on waiting.

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The Beach & Boat Vision

The Beach/Boat Vision was received by Anna Boulter in 2001. People and places have changed since but much of the description explains how we work as a church.

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Words of Life (“Firehosing”)

Silas writes on the power of speaking 'Words of Life'
(Published in the Rapport magazine, May 2016)

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Bluebells and Bicycles: Three Acts of Generosity

The fifth in a six part series by Alice Bond

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Bluebells and Bicycles: Marginal Gains

The fourth in a six part series by Alice Bond

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Bluebells and Bicycles: The Unforced Rhythms of Grace

The third in a six part series by Alice Bond

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Bluebells & Bicycles: Rocks in a Glass Jar

The second in a six part series by Alice Bond

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Bluebells & Bicycles: An Introduction

The first of a six part series by Alice Bond.

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Healing from M.E.

Kat Allen has been wonderfully healed of M.E. after 4 years in a wheel chair. Watch Kat tell the full story together with her family.

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Transparent Relationships – What do we talk about?

What do we talk about when we meet in our 3s, 4s, 5s.... people we're being transparent with on our journey of following Jesus. Here's a suggestion...

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Finishing Well

Family was always important to Jim, he would regularly say to me "you know Silas, I'm a family man"

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Powerful Transparent Friendship

Daniel, Shadrach, Mechach & Abednego had a powerful friendship through which God changed the empire of Babylon. How can their relationships draw us closer to Jesus?

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A Little Guide to Membership

Membership is an expression of your commitment to the Hope Community Church family.

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A Little Guide to Money

Whether we’re living on a very small amount each week or have millions in the bank, God’s ways of using money are the same for us all.

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A Little Guide to Baptism

As we read through the New Testament we see people being transformed by Jesus. People have continued to be transformed by Jesus all over the world ever since.

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Prayer Centre History – Part 1: 1995-2005

This is the story of this Prayer Centre in Hope Chapel, narrated by Silas Crawley. Our dream is that this place will always be used as a place of Prayer & Worship.

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