Right on your doorstep…
Congratulations on studying in Nottingham! You are in good company with around 50,000 students across the various campuses in our fine city. Sure this is not the first time you’ve heard this, but your time at university should be some of the best days of your life – it’s also a time of significant change, challenges, opportunity and excitement.
Mostly, it’s a time to explore life, find and define yourself and ask of lots of questions. We like questions. We don’t have all of the answers but often the joy is in wrestling with the good questions – it’s here that life moves forward. The more you dig in and navigate the big questions in life the more you gain an understanding of the divine.
We also like making a difference to the lives of people in Nottingham; with our Foodbank, Community Café, Charity Shops, various outreach groups for the young and old, we strive to look after and love all our neighbours. Because if the gospel is not good news for everyone, then it’s not good news for anyone.
And we would like to invite you to be part of this journey and to help us with the direction of travel. We are interested in your gift and passions. We want to hear your story and support your dreams…
So why Hope?
Nottingham has lots of great churches, and we’re sure you will find a good place to call home. We’d like that to be with us and hope that you give us a try.
With a contemporary emphasis and a strong core group of young adults, Hope aims to be a great local church for students. Our main service starts at 10.30am on Sunday with live worship followed by relevant teaching, rooted in scripture with an eye on the evolving, beautiful and diverse world in which we live.
We believe that life is lived in the grey rather than black and white and that there are no bad questions, only bad answers. We’re not perfect, but we’re a community who loves Jesus and we believe that we are called to welcome everyone at our table.
Hope is a small church trying to make a big difference and there are lots of opportunities for you to get involved. Feel called to be part of a worship team? Have a passion for designing websites or want to volunteer in our Foodbank or Charity Shops? Great!
Maybe you’re missing your home church… maybe you have been put off going to church, but still feel a desire to understand more about life and spirituality. Maybe you feel called but you’re not yet sure where. Whatever your story, we’d love to welcome you to Hope.
How to connect…
Come to our Sunday Service.
Our main building is situated a short walk away from Nottingham Trent’s Clifton Campus. We also offer Student placements as part of our partnership with NTU.
Pop in to our Café.
Open from 9 – 4 weekdays and 9 – 2 on Saturday, the Hope Café serves delicious, home made food and hot drinks. We also do regular events on Sunday evenings in there, for more information you can…
Connect with us online
Obviously you know where the website is! On here you can learn more about us and have a listen back to previous services (and sometimes watch, if we have live streamed the service). You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, click the contact button below, or connect on facebook @hopechurchnottingham for the latest information on our events.Contact Us
“My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it.”Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel
“If the gospel isn't good news for everybody, then it isn't good news for anybody. And this is because the most powerful things happen when the church surrenders its desire to convert people and convince them to join. It is when the church gives itself away in radical acts of service and compassion, expecting nothing in return, that the way of Jesus is most vividly put on display."Rob Bell