22nd February 2017

Youth worker position


Full Time Youth Worker with City Hope Church and Salmon Youth Centre

Unrivalled opportunity to make an impact

City Hope Church and Salmon Youth Centre are combining together to give a fantastic opportunity for a youth worker to make a lasting impact in the lives of young people in South East London. Candidates must have an ongoing Christian commitment in line with the mission, vision and ethos of both organisations.

We are looking for a proactive individual who can make a two-year commitment to this role. You may have finished university and want to invest some time in Christian service before launching a career elsewhere or you may want to build a career in youth or church work.

The opportunities will be exciting and demanding and include organising programmes, running clubs, taking assemblies, providing pastoral care and most importantly building great relationships with young people and volunteer workers.

The full time role is split between City Hope Church (3 days) and the Salmon Youth Centre (2 days). Both organisations have a good long term relationship with each other and are working together to recruit the right candidate. The working week will include some evenings and Sunday mornings.

Accommodation (including bills, food and internet) in the Salmon Centre is part of the package. On top of this the salary will be around £10,000 per annum.

For more information and how to apply please contact Chris Nicholson at City Hope Church ( The closing date for applications is Tuesday 21st March.

Rebecca Whittlesea

Posted by Rebecca Whittlesea

20th December 2016

Mychurchapp could change your life!

Ever had to ring the church office to ask for contact details for a member of City Hope? Can't find the refreshments rota you were emailed a month ago?

What if I told you there was an app you could download free, which would give you all this information at your fingertips? Or if you prefer, you can just log in to a website on your browser to do the same?

In the City Hope office we use a system called churchapp for all our data management. We keep our mailing lists here, create all the Sunday rotas, use the room booking system for meetings and events at Drummond, and other tasks.

In addition to this useful software, we have a system for you, the church member!
Named 'mychurhapp' it is tailored to your individual use.

At the touch of a button you can find the email address or phone number of someone in the church; see any rotas you are on; find emails you've been sent about your rotas, church meetings and so on. You can also add or amend your kids' details, and see church events on the calendar.

Also the Sunday sermon recordings are automatically uploaded to the 'My Podcast' area. So many useful things all in one place!

In order to make use of this great little tool, just email me and I'll get you up and running with a username and password. You can download the app from Appstore and Playstore for free.
If you already use mychurchapp, then this is just a reminder of why you should keep using it!

Rebecca Whittlesea

Posted by Rebecca Whittlesea

9th November 2016

Remembrance Sunday service

Sunday 13th November is Remembrance Sunday and City Hope are hosting a Remembrance service for the people of south east London.
This year we will be marking the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme. Those events grow more distant as each year passes making it more difficult and therefore more important to remember.
We will also be focussing on the Blitz in London and look at the civilian sacrifice during WW2.
We will hear a personal testimony from the recent war in Afghanistan and turn our attention to the current conflict in Syria.
As well as all this there will be songs, hymns and poetry. We will break bread together and Paul Brown will preach a short message.
It is a time to remember and a time to mourn; to support those whose bodies have been broken and those who have given their lives.
We will also remember the ultimate sacrifice of the one who gave his life for others, Jesus.

Rebecca Whittlesea

Posted by Rebecca Whittlesea

14th October 2016

Being the People of God in a post-Christian Society

We have just finished a six part sermon series entitled 'Being the People of God in a post-Christian Society'.

Looking at the first letter from the apostle Peter in the New Testament, we saw various ways that the pre-Christian society of his time has similarities with our 'post-Christian' society.

We looked at what it means to be 'exiles' or travellers through this world, keeping our distinctiveness and our identity as God's children.

As we were reflecting on this in a staff coffee break this week, we remembered the message Dr Dave Landrum preached back in November last year.

Dave Landrum works for the Evangelical Alliance as Director of Advocacy, and he came to City Hope and preached an engaging and provoking message to encourage the church to speak up for the gospel, in every arena, in this post-Christian society.

If you missed it, I recommend it. If you heard it, you may want to listen again in light of what we've recently heard on Sundays.

Here's the link.

Rebecca Whittlesea

Posted by Rebecca Whittlesea