Hope Church updates on the Coronavirus

17 Mar 2020 – Message from Steve Chick to all at Hope Church

Dear All,
I am writing on behalf of the Elders following the Government advice late yesterday afternoon which is clear and unequivocal about stopping all non-essential meetings and gatherings.
We have made it clear in recent weeks that we will be following Government advice.
In view of this I believe the right thing is for us to suspend all church meetings with immediate effect.
This situation is unprecedented but in the context of what the Government has advised there is no other option.
We are working to put in place new ways to bring biblical truth, provoke faith and stir up worship and prayer in what is uncharted territory for us as a church. We will be endeavouring to communicate well with you all in the coming days. Please be looking online for updates from us as to how we intend doing this.
As another Newfrontiers church leader recently said, “For years, the church in the West has measured it’s health by the number of people it gathers on a Sunday. Jesus’ barometer of health was different. Do you love one another? In the coming months, with all that we are facing, we’ll need to re-discover what this really means.”
These days may be challenging but they also give us opportunities for the gospel.
Please continue to seek God and pray.
With much love and grace,
Steve Chick
On behalf of all the Elders


If at any point over the next few weeks you are in need of assistance because of the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), HOPE is here to help! Whether it is going to the shops on your behalf, picking up a prescription, or connecting in prayer, we would like to know. Please email care@hopewinchester.org. Your request will be reviewed immediately and we will contact you with more information.



Question: Is Hope Church on?

No, In light of the Coronavirus outbreak and following the recent Government advice we are suspending all church meetings until further notice. Hope Church will not meet at either our Central or North site.

Question: Is my group still meeting?

No. All physical meetings especially those within the church buildings are not taking place. This also includes Community Groups and any other home-based church groups.

Question: I need practical help or have a question.

Please email care@hopewinchester.org to provide us with information on how Hope can help you. If you find yourself isolated or in need of any help or support with shopping or running errands please contact us, Hope Care team is here to help!

Question: I need prayer or have a prayer request.

Please email care@hopewinchester.org and our Hope Care prayer team can look after you.

Question: I've said YES to Jesus during a Hope Online Sunday Service.

Please tell a friend or family member from Hope Church and then email care@hopewinchester.org and our Hope Care team would love to talk to you and follow up.

Question: How can I help?

Email us on care@hopewinchester.org to let us know what you can do. Our Hope Care team will contact when a suitable opportunity to help arises.

Question: I want to share some good news!!

Please share this with your group leaders, email it to care@hopewinchester.org and send us a Direct Message with a video of yourself so we can repost it on our Instagram or Facebook pages.

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