News Update October 2016
HOPE's dream for 2018
HOPE’s dream is a growing church, showing Jesus’ love and telling the Jesus story, at the heart of every community – and there’s a sense, across the UK, that it’s time for a spiritual harvest. The HOPE 2018 vision is presented in a new 16-page brochure, which explains how churches can be part of HOPE 2018. We’d love you to be involved, making this dream a reality with God's help. Preview the brochure here and order free copies to give away to churches in your area.

Speaking at the Lambeth Palace launch of HOPE 2018 this week, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said ‘We exist as God’s people to enable the world to meet Jesus and then make up their minds.’ Watch these clips from the event of Archbishop Justin and Pastor Agu Irukwu, who leads the Redeemed Christian Church of God in the UK. Roy Crowne, Dr Rachel Jordan Wolf, Revd Yemi Adedeji, Kiera Phyo and Phil Timson also spoke at the event.

We’d love you and your church to join with us to make Jesus known across the UK. We are committed to working with you, providing resources and ideas for a rhythm of mission through the church calendar. Together we can make a difference.

Roy Crowne
HOPE's Executive Director

Christmas No.1
Christmas-Number-one-logoChristmas No.1 is inspired by the nation’s No.1 favourite carol Silent Night. Brought to you by HOPE, Tearfund, Sports Chaplaincy UK and Integrity Music, it’s the perfect opportunity to bring your community together to sing carols. Find out more here.

And just out this week - the free carol lyric phone app from Integrity Music so you can easily sing carols by candlelight or door to door on dark streets.

The Christmas No.1 carol booklet is free. Order copies from CPO at or by phone - 01903 263354.
Easter: Who is Jesus?


HOPE and Christian Vision are working together to produce a video filmed in Israel, with a matching gift book for churches to use to tell the Jesus story at Easter. Watch the trailer for the video here.

2017 – a year of preparation

Prepare to make a difference with words and action to make Jesus known, using the early church for inspiration. 2017 is a year to pray and prepare for HOPE 2018. HOPE’s Mission workbook – First Century Game Changers: Studies from Acts, by Roy Crowne and Laurence Singlehurst, is ideal for small groups to use. Find out more and order copies here.

Community engagement – short course

HOPE Practitioner Jonny Gios and Roy Crowne are pictured with Ian White, the Programme Leader for Cliff College Short Courses, which include the Cliff College Certificate in Community Engagement course. Jonny Gios is the course leader, bringing his practical experience from Sandylands Methodist Church. Find out more here.