Sunday, 12 November 2017



'Lunchtime Live' at Hope Chapel

'This is the most sanctified space we've played in'
(Andy Greaves from 'Ghost School')

'That's the wierdest thing I've done at a gig'
(Nick Hall, after singing without PA or guitar from the pulpit)

Friday, 10 November 2017



High hope indeed - and delighted to be encouraging folk to share their God-given talents.

All part of our efforts to provide a sanctuary space for all that develops wholeness and wellbeing.

Thanks to our friends at Union Chapel in London for their inspiration and encouragement. 

Friday, 20 October 2017


Today we said goodbye to Jean Forrest, one of the most-loved members of our church. Jean was as confident about the love of her Lord as she faced death as when she was alive.

She suggested holding the memorial service in the back room, since not many folk would turn up. In fact, the restored chapel building was full of people gathered to celebrate her life.

A servant-hearted woman filled with great humility and Christian love:

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.


Saturday, 30 September 2017



Prayer Labyrinth: One of the contributions from Hope Baptist Church to National Prayer Weekend.

Chapel open Sunday afternoon for quiet reflection. 

Sunday, 24 September 2017


'Breastfeeding and sex after birth aren’t subjects you’ll find in many modern poetry anthologies ...'

.... nor many churches .... but why not?

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/feb/13/poetry-breastfeeding-and-sex

Rev Keith Jones DD, chair of the Baptist History Society, leads worship in the same chapel space today. It's the last in a great series of events and activities that commemorate the achievements of Rev John Fawcett DD

www.fawcett200.org.uk