Rev. Adam leads us through Sunday Worship Online on Passion Sunday, and discusses suffering and volunteering.
Join us at 2pm every Sunday for live Worship, or the video will be posted here straight afterwards. Next week is Palm Sunday - look out for Easter themed content on Facebook and here starting Monday 30th March.
Adam and Claire join us today with some tips on how to pray, and a reflection upon Psalm 23.
If you are missing Emmanuel's TiddleTots - fear not! Rachel is here to provide some songs and a story to entertain your little ones.
Rev. Adam leads us through Sunday Worship Online today, with an important message about supporting each other and our local communities, on Mothering Sunday.
Join us at 2pm every Sunday for live Worship, or the video will be posted here straight afterwards.
Kirsty provides an update about the plans put together while we are facing the cancelling of all church services due to the coronavirus.
Adam will broadcast a short service live on Facebook from The Rectory this Sunday at 2pm and every Sunday for the foreseeable future. You don't need a Facebook account to view this. Just search www.facebook.com/hopeparishchurch and then when it asks you to sign up for a Facebook Account choose "Not now" and then you will be onto the page, where you can click the arrow on the video link and watch. The service will also be posted here afterwards to watch if you prefer.
Mid-week videos and updates on Facebook
Magazine to be delivered as normal, if anyone wishes to volunteer to help get in touch here
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Hope Church will be open during the week, for personal prayer.
St John's Church will be open 10:30 to 12pm
Please abide by the Government guidelines of social distancing and state 2 meters apart for everyone's safety
Everyone from Hope, Emmanuel and St John's churches send their blessings and prayers our to you. If you need anything from us, please do get in touch here. We have each other, and an incredible God. We will get through this together.
By Rev Gareth Erlandson
On Friday 28th February, about 50 people gathered in the hall, across 8 teams, to compete in Pam and Rob Attree's Big Quiz of 2020. A fun time was had by all as we battled out a close contest over six rounds, which included pictures, music, things that begin with "J" and news of 2019.
Many thanks to Pam and Rob for putting it all together and hosting, along with their granddaughter, Georgia. We were also grateful to Liz and Rosina for organising the half time refreshments. Our worthy winners were the "Pole Cats" (pictured on the left below).
It was lovely to see so many at today’s Half Term Pop In. Thank you to everyone who came along and added to the lovely atmosphere. It wasn’t just the youngsters who enjoyed the table football, pool and table tennis. At one stage the combined age of those playing a team game of table football was easily in excess of 210! During another game, with the help of a chair to stand on, Flossie was able to take part aged only 3. In a quieter corner our craft table was very popular as Louisa and Kathleen shared their crochet and origami skills.
There was still plenty of space for our usual Thursday fellowship and it was good to see so many of our regulars there enjoying a chat, many of them enjoying pizza and hot dogs in addition to our usual refreshments. Several commented on how lovely it was to be joined by the younger generation.
A very big thank you to everyone who organised today’s extra activities as well as our usual Pop In team.
, On Epiphany Sunday 5 January 2020, Hope.4.All - our weekly Hope Church Event at 4 o'clock for All Ages - turned 2 years old!
Our all age congregation, that now has an average attendance close to 40, gathered together after church for hot food and cake to celebrate! As well as good food, we had pool, table tennis and table tennis on hand too. We enjoyed our celebration and time together so much that we've decided to do it again! Save the date! We'll be next eating after Hope.4.All on 1 March and 3 May.
Have you yet tried Hope.4.All? We meet every Sunday at 4pm in the church for hot drinks and refreshments, before gathering together in the main aisle for worship. We sing new worship songs and Christian band music, pre-recorded or led by Claire on piano and Nigel on guitar, before listening to the Bible together and dividing into our three groups for teaching - adults, under-10s and 10-13s. (The latter two groups now use the Scripture Union, Splash and The Grid, material). 20 minutes later we come together again for more singing and time for prayer. We usually finish between 5pm and 5:15pm and always by 5:30pm.
Our goal and aim at Hope.4.All is to provide worship that is cutting edge and relevant to all generations, and that is accessible to those who have no faith, some faith or lots of faith, because we believe that Jesus himself 2,000 years on, is very much still, for all generations - past, present and future!
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