who we are

We are a vibrant community of Jesus followers based right in the heart of Winchester, gathering people from all stages of life and diverse backgrounds to worship the living God. At our core we are a church of ordinary people whose lives have been changed, and continue to be transformed, by an extraordinary God.

We are passionate about the God of the Bible and are committed to being led by the Holy Spirit as we seek to teach, understand and live out the whole message of the Bible. By living out what the Bible teaches, our desire is to be a welcoming, grace-filled community who bring Good News to people living in Winchester and beyond. We want to help people to know their Heavenly Father and to show them his great love through everything we say and do.

Everyone is welcome at Hope. We worship a God who invites us to come to him just as we are - there's no need to be perfect. But what we find is that in God's kindness and great mercy, he never leaves us as we are. He is a loving Father who wants us to enjoy the life he created us for, through knowing Jesus his Son.

we'd love to meet you

There are so many ways you can get to know us. Whether it's a visit on a Sunday service, or connecting through one of our midweek groups, find the many ways you can get to know us better.

our staff

It takes a large team of staff and volunteers to sustain the thriving life of the church. Here are a few of our staff members that head up the various roles here to help make our mission for the city and beyond a reality.

Matthew Parker
General Manager
Steve Chick
Senior Pastor
Kirsty Read
Kids and Families Worker
Tim Blaber
Pastor for Teaching
Phil Cranston
Pastor for Youth and Young Adults
Ang Barber
Ministry Support
Pam Carr
Events & Pastoral
Jonathan Lloyd
Pastor for Community Life
Annie Chick
Front of House & Pastoral
Helen Kitow
Babs Issac
CAP Centre Manager
Cath Bragg
CAP Debt Coach
Matt Rolfe
Students and Young Adults
George Brand
Youth Worker
Sandie Duggan
Safeguarding Adminisration
Andi Ayres
Facilities Manager
Zack Danquah
Commission Intern
Benj McCoubrey
Comms and Media

our elders

In The Bible, we find local churches are served by elders (See Titus 1: 5-9 & 1 Timothy 3:1-7), and we have the same set-up here at Hope Church. Below are our current elders alongside their wives.
Tim and Liz Blaber
Steve and Annie Chick
Jonathan and Fran Lloyd
Rob and Nel Goulding
Phil and Naomi Cranston
Luke and Danielle Truebody
James and Ellen Brett
Jim and Kate Cascarini

our trustees

As a charity, we are overseen by a board of trustees who play a key role in governing our church.

Peter Smith
Ian Johnson
Liz Leathem
Clodia Mutamiri
Henrik Steinbrecher
our newletter

The Hope Weekly

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