26th March 2018

Easter 2018 at City Hope church

We have a busy Easter programme at City Hope church.

Maundy Thursday 29th March
8pm at Drummond centre. Come and share in an interactive evening looking at the events around Maundy Thursday leading up to the crucifixion of Christ.
The evening will include food, Bible readings, drama, film, worship and communion. The evening will be appropriate for secondary school age and older.
Please RSVP as there will be some food involved:, 07916 288543 or City Hope Facebook group.

Good Friday 30th March
11:30am City Hope interactive guided walk around Russia Dock Woodland stopping to tell parts of the story from Maundy Thursday and Good Friday leading up to the crucifixion of Christ. Refreshments will be served after the walk. We meet by the stream as we have for previous events. For more information, please ask.
12:00 Local churches together open-air service in the Blue at 12 noon. All welcome.

Easter Sunday 1st April
10:30am At our usual time of 10:30am at the usual place, Drummond centre, we have our Easter Sunday special service. Come and celebrate the resurrection with us. There will be singing led by a live band, an Easter Bible message, and groups for primary aged children.
Refreshments will be served after the service. Everyone is very welcome.

Rebecca Whittlesea

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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

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20th July 2016

Vision Sunday video

Here's the video we shared at our recent Meet and Eat Vision Sunday event on the 3rd of July. It outlines some of the details of the vision to move towards three Sunday sites by January 2018. You can also read the text of the letter sent by the elders to all church members following the Sunday event here.

Rebecca Whittlesea

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15th June 2016

The National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast

A few months ago I received an unexpected invitation to the annual National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast. I am not sure how I ended up on their mailing list but I did book in and attended the event yesterday (Tuesday 14th June). Over 700 people were there altogether, a mixture of Christian leaders of all denominations from up and down the country with 150 Members of Parliament. As an expression of unity across different expressions of Christianity in the UK it was a very encouraging time. The prayer breakfast was organised by Christians in Parliament.

After the main prayer breakfast I attended a meeting hosted by the Cinnamon Network aimed at encouraging church leaders to engage and build strong relationships with local councils and business leaders. In particular Cinnamon are wanting to see regional churches together run 100-200 civic prayer events in their area. I was attending as a representative of Southwark for Jesus and this is exactly the sort of thing that SFJ has done quite successfully in the past and it was great to receive the challenge of what could be done again in the future.

There are no plans yet but certainly the heart of City Hope and SFJ is to make sure that the good news of Jesus doesn't stay confined inside church buildings but that we find ways of expressing our faith in relevant ways in all areas of society. The National Parlimentary Prayer Breakfast and the proposed civic prayer events are just two ways where that can happen.

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