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Prayer Army trip to Christ Church Clifton. 90 of us went to pray Original Design Prayer for 60 young people. Brilliant evening. Thank you Jesus. ... See MoreSee Less

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Fresh art in the chapel! Thank you Malcolm Bourne for this gift, painted in 2014 when we had a visit from the Korean prayer team and Archbishop of Canterbury.
Four Rivers
11th September 2014

Acrylic on Board

By Malcolm Bourne

The rivers in Genesis 2, Ezekiel 47, John 7 and Revelation 22 form four images of spiritual rivers that have significance to Bristol. Bristol is a place of connection for all four rivers.

Each river has a slightly different form. Genesis was the first, the source of the river almost like a fountain celebrating Gods goodness. This passage also depicts the branching of four different rivers. Ezekiel was a still deep river with trees on the bank bearing fruits and leaves for healing the nations. John was the human river, a river of power like a wave. This is depicted in the painting as a hand and called the Korean wave in response to the South Korean prayer missionaries. Revelation is glorious water, a crystal sea forever spreading like the Genesis original design.

The depiction in these scriptures is that the source of every river is a temple. Genesis the garden temple, John the body temple, Ezekiel and Revelation a temple building. The centre of this painting also has a temple; Temple Meads is the central train station of Bristol with its Cathedral like building and water canals running under it (meads meaning meadow). It also has much symbolism being a centre for travel, people coming and going on a system of river like routes. What God creates in Bristol will travel to London and beyond.

The circle on the painting surrounding Bristol Temple Meads is a compass showing the North, South, East and West. As Jerusalem had the physical gates (as depicted in Ezekiel) the spiritual version in Bristol could be significant. Who are the spiritual gatekeeper’s of Bristol?

Wells, rivers, gates, temples, waves, provision, healing, trees and revival are all strong themes that God could be highlighting for Bristol in this season.
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Thank you Silas for fantastic teaching this weekend. We're struggling to find an analogy to go with this video...
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Hope Chapel - 10:30

Our main gathering as a whole church begins with breakfast at 10am on a Sunday morning. We then have a worship service from 10.30 until about 12 noon. These are times of sung worship, teaching and encouragement and to connect as a larger community. We have various groups for children and youth in Hope Chapel and in some of the nearby buildings. We encourage everyone who calls Hope their church to join one Sunday team once a month. These include hospitality, welcoming, worship, PA, children & youth and are a good starting point for becoming part of the community.

More info office@hopechapel.co.uk


Hope Chapel – 10.30

We’ve always dreamed that Hope will be a church that children love, and that seems to be a dream come true! Various groups for different ages meet in the second half of the service on a Sunday morning. All children are welcome to be part of these fun times of exploring and worshipping Jesus.

More info on a Sunday morning

Prayer Centre

Get in touch to find out more

The Prayer Centre is based in Hope Chapel, Hotwells, Bristol. It is a place dedicated to the worship of Jesus Christ and prayer in His name. Since its opening in 2003, the vision of the Prayer Centre has been to be a place where the people feel welcome to spend time in the presence of God. Within the Prayer Centre there is space for larger gatherings in the main prayer room, as well as prayer huts for individuals and small groups. There is a kitchen and bathroom on site.

To request a prayer appointment: prayer@hopechapel.co.uk

more content: Click here to book a space via the Prayer Centre Website

Living Free

Get in touch for info on next course

The teaching within the Living Free course has had a massive affect on us at Hope and many friends from other churches around the UK. It shapes our culture and we highly recommend that everyone join a Living Free course. We run at least one course a year which includes ‘Original Design’ and ‘Freedom Prayer.’ Many people who have done the course have found it to be transformational.


Food Bank

Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00

Hope Chapel is an outlet for the North West Bristol Food Bank. The Food Bank is open on Wednesdays from 10-12 in the morning providing food for people in a crisis. Full details can be found at http://bristolnwfoodbank.org.uk/.

Visit the website for more info

more content: Food Bank Website

Little Stars

Friday 10:00 - 11:30

Little Stars is a group for children aged 0-4 and their parents or carers. They meet at Hope every Friday morning for loads of fun. It is a great time for everyone. We ask for £1 per child to go towards food and drink.

Contact Alice Bond for more info

Prayer Day

Tuesday mornings

We have set aside a whole morning at Hope where other activities pause, and we spend the time in praise, worship and prayer. We gather for coffee and chatting from 9.30am, moving into corporate worship, testimony and prayer training at 10.00 am. We hold Freedom Prayer slots at 11.30 am, which can be booked through the email below. During this time worship and intercession continue in the hall.


Hope on Wednesdays

Every Wednesday in the Prayer Centre

"Hope On Wednesday" meets on a Wednesday afternoon beginning with lunch. We are a group of friends growing together in Jesus on a journey of recovery from substance abuse, mental ill health or other life crises. By building friendship and sharing stories we learn to understand where each person had come, creating unity and understanding.

Speak to Silas Crawley if you’re interested


Hope Chapel - Sunday, 10.30am

Hope Youth are becoming a Worshipping Community meeting on a Sunday morning in a house near Hope Chapel. Our times together normally include food and we particularly enjoy going out to give food to people who are homeless, sing Carols to the elderly and that sort of thing.

Speak to Silas Crawley if you’re interested

Soup Run

One Wednesday evening a month

Hope is part of the Bristol Soup Run, taking soup and other food to the homeless on one Wednesday evening each month. The Soup Run started in 1986 and provides food to Bristol's homeless community every night of the year. If you are interested in joining the Soup Run team contact the Hope Office.