Happy birthday, Gwynifred
Do come along to Hope Church Hall on Thursday 26th May from 11 am. for a coffee morning supporting 'Children with Cancer UK'.
Then at the regular Thursday 'Pop In' our new venture 'Soup & Pud' will be available from 1:00 pm.
Everyone is welcome.
Soup 'n Pud Lunch
Hope Church has a new fund-raising venture - a Soup 'n Pud Lunch.
The first is to held this week on Wednesday 20th April from 12 noon to 2 pm and it is hoped it will become a monthly event on the third Wednesday of every month.
You will be served with a choice of home-made soup with a roll, followed by a choice of tasty home-made puds plus tea or coffee. All for only £5.
Do come along and support this event.
Those who came along to the Welcome Afternoon yesterday were able to admire the beautiful floral displays adorning Hope Church ready for Easter Day. On Easter Day itself the congregation also showed their appreciation of the artistic talents of our band of flower arrangers. Remember the church is open every day if you would like to visit.
TOMMY returns to Hope
On the 11th of November 2018, the United Kingdom remembered the centennial anniversary of the end of the First World War. You may remember the wonderful display of poppies cascading from the Church Bell Tower to ground below.
David and Sue Pickering also made a generous contribution towards the 100 year anniversary, by purchasing a silhouette of a WW1 British soldier, commonly known as ‘TOMMY’.
TOMMY was placed in the churchyard, as an act of remembrance to those who gave their lives for us. Unfortunately TOMMY was soon to disappear from the churchyard, without trace, and has been missing for over 3 years.
On Friday 11th February 2022, David and Sue Pickering remembered their own very sad loss, the second anniversary that their son, Nick, died. When David visited the churchyard on this sad anniversary, where Nick is remembered, he was amazed to see that ‘TOMMY’ had been returned, and placed at the bottom of the main church steps. For David to find TOMMY on such a day is almost miraculous and certainly sent tingles down my spine when he phoned me to inform of the return.
It is hoped that rather than hiding TOMMY away to keep him safe, David would like to have him displayed, in order to be a constant reminder of those who paid the ultimate sacrificed for our freedom, and also to show that God Moves in a Mysterious Way!
Helping local people in crisis
If you feel that you are struggling or know of someone who is and would
welcome a foodbank voucher, Hope Church is now a registered referrer.
Contact the church by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
January 01st, 2022
Preparing for Christmas