Rules for a fruitful 2019

30th December 2018. As we close out what has been an eventful year, Stephen shared three rules to help us all work towards a fruitful 2019. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― […]

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The Advent Sermons | #4 Mary and the Magnificat

16th December 2018. For the fourth of our Advent Sermons, Stephen spoke about Mary and the Mangnificat (the song at the start of Luke’s Gospel). Stephen spoke about the gratitude and gravitas of Mary, and her part in the revolutionary story of Jesus’ birth. “We can not understand the depth of Mary’s obedience (to God), […]

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The Advent Sermons | #3 What’s it all about?

16th December 2018. Stephen continued our advent series this week by offering some space to pause and reflect on what the story of Christmas is about, and whether it is far fetched and far off or far reaching. “This story has resonated with millions and millions of people down through the centuries, giving their life […]

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The Advent Sermons | #2 The Candle, the Sculpture and the Fish Tank

9th December 2018. “The seed of divinity was planted in the womb of humanity” – Stephen Hackney Stephen continued our series of advent sermons this morning, examining the coming of Christ through the Bethlehem Candle, a sculpture in Trafalgar square (which you can see an image of below) and Phillip Yancey’s story of his aquarium.

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Christmas at Hope

Merry Christmas Everybody!  Here is what is happening at Hope over Christmas this year… Christmas at Hope Saturday 1st December we will be decorating our halls and you are very welcome to join us in starting the season of advent! Should be lots of fun and refreshments will be provided for all who take part. […]

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Caz | The Lion and the Lamentations

28th October 2018. This week down at Hope, Caz spoke about lament – looking at the Psalms, the book of Lamentations and the life of Christ – and focusing on how spiritual and emotional honesty are key for an authentic spirituality. “Churches should be the most honest place in town, not the happiest place in […]

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What is the Bible | Part 7 – As I see it

21th October 2018. This week we continued our Autumn series entitled “What is the Bible – An Exhilarating Journey into the Wonder, Mystery and Redemption of the Sacred Book.” Stephen recapped the series so far and then spoke about how he sees the Bible resonate with our own stories, translate across generations and people groups, […]

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What is the Bible | Part 6 – It all hangs on love

14th October 2018. This week we continued our Autumn series entitled “What is the Bible – An Exhilarating Journey into the Wonder, Mystery and Redemption of the Sacred Book.” As we start to conclude the series, Stephen spoke about the 613 Jewish laws in place during Jesus’ life and looked at how He spoke about […]

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