About Us

We are an all age church based in the heart of the city, made up of people from all backgrounds in life across Winchester and the surrounding area.

We seek to teach, understand and follow the whole message of the Bible, which shows us how we can reconnect with God our Father – our most important need whatever our age.

The great thing about this message is that it’s for everyone and our passion is to share it with the people of Winchester, but also those across the world.

Our Sunday morning meetings have a contemporary feel with modern music and is open to participation from the church. We look to see Word and Spirit working together, by that we mean we come expectant of what God will say to us from his word, the Bible, through the Holy Spirit.

A former member of the church, Reg Hall, wrote a fantastic book giving a short history of the church up to around 2005 called ‘Things Are Different Now’. Click here for a free download, it’s a great read!


Hope Church is led by a team of elders: Steve Chick (lead elder), John Groves, Rob Goulding, Jonathan Lloyd and Jim Cascarini.

Who's Who

Hope Church is a charitable company limited by guarantee. We run and are involved in a number of groups, activities and courses outside of a normal Sunday morning meeting, all overseen by individuals or couples within the church.

Elders & WivesJim & Kate Cascarini
Steve & Annie Chick (Lead)
Rob & Nel Goulding
John & Marian Groves
Jonathan & Fran Lloyd
AlphaRuth Pierson
Steve Lee (Lead)
ArkHelen Kittow (Administration)
Basics BankJanet Crick
Peter Smith (Lead)
CateringMarie Hall
ChildrenTori Gillan
City Centre ChaplaincyPeter Smith
CommunicationsJon Athill
ConnectRob & Nel Goulding
Debt CentreBarry Smith
Jane Dollery
Sue Sweeney
FacilitiesLinda Hales
Bryan Leathem (Lead)
Craig Rule
FamiliesJamie & Jenny Cann
FinanceDenise McGregor
Brian Mitchener (Treasurer)
Freedom in ChristJonathan Lloyd
Healing on the StreetsBecky Pickett
MenSteve Chick
Matt Read

OfficePam Carr
Helen Kittow
Barry Smith
Pastoring & Community GroupsRay & Pauline Athill
Rob & Nel Goulding
Jonathan & Fran Lloyd (Lead)
Andy & Mary Martin
Gary & Debbie Wood
Pregnancy in Crisis CounsellingJo McGrath (Administration)
ReceptionKate Cascarini
Annie Chick
SafeguardingPauline Athill (Lead)
James Brett
Janet Crick
Soup ServiceSue Sweeney (Administration)
Street PastorsSteve Chick
StudentsSophie McGregor
TechnicalWill Bradshaw
TrusteesSteve Chick
Jeremy Clifton-Brown
Peter Grant
Marcus de Kock
Ian Johnson
Brian Mitchener
Clodia Mutamiri
Peter Smith (Chair)
Gary Wood
WomenAng Dinnie
WorshipBarry Smith
YouthJim & Kate Cascarini (Lead)
Sophie McGregor

We submit an annual report to the Charity Commission. Click here to view our most recent filing.