Hope is a new church meeting in Greatham, a small village near Petersfield. We are about 120 people, with ages ranging from 0 to 90, and most stages in between. We live in Greatham and the surrounding towns and villages of Liss, Liphook, Haslemere, Bordon, Whitehill, and Petersfield.
We meet every Sunday morning at Greatham Village School. We start with coffee and a variety of sugary things from 10.30. Then we are usually called to order about 10.50, and finish about 12.15.
Children are a central part of our church family, and are always welcome in our meetings. For those who want to use it, we have a crèche available each week. We also offer classes for children aged 3–16 during the second part of our services, except on the first Sunday of each month, when we have an all-age family service.
Our meetings are quite relaxed, with a mixture of contemporary and older music, open prayer, teaching from the Bible, and sometimes drama. We are always delighted to welcome visitors, wherever you are in the spectrum of belief or non-belief. There is plenty of car parking, no dress code, and you can leave whenever you want!
Hope Church is founded on seven Core Values and has five specific purposes (with grateful thanks to Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Church). Our statement of faith is adapted from that of the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship.
The head of our church is Jesus Christ, who is God himself graciously making himself known to us by coming into this world as a human being. Jesus is our Lord, and his word to us, the Bible, is our only authority for all that we believe, teach and do.