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 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 wider staff

Meet some of our wider staff team that head up the various roles here at the church to help make our mission for the city and beyond a reality.

Matthew Parker
General Manager

Matthew helps to oversee the general running of the church and plays a key role in facilitating our ministry

Pam Carr
Events and Pastoral Care

Pam oversees special events here at Hope, and is part of our pastoral team caring for all who walk through our doors

Matt and Laura Rolfe
Student and Young Adult Leaders

Matt and Laura are our S+YA Leaders. They care for all our young adults and help them flourish

Kirsty Read
Children and Families Worker

Kirsty leads the team that care for all our younger ones and their families on Sunday and beyond.

Babs Isaac
CAP Centre Manager

Babs is our CAP Centre manager, helping those of us who are struggling with debt and managing money

Jess Voller

Jess is our accountant and helps us steward and manage our finances

Andi Ayres
Facilities Manager

Our facilities manager helps keep our building in ship-shape for it's many uses throughout the week

Benj McCoubrey
Communications and Media

Benj produces all the digital content and media for the church

George Brand
Youth Worker

George helps facilitate our youth work and produces resources and content to equip our young people.

Sandie Duggan

Sandie ensures everyone at Hope is safe and cared for whatever they do

our newletter

The Hope Weekly

Emailed every week on Saturday, the Hope Weekly is the best place to stay in the know with all our news, updates, events and activities. Sign up by clicking the button, or ask more at the connect point.