Hope Community Church

Our vision for Hope Community Church is to 'bring hope and be community' in South Witham, and meeting together for worship on Sundays is central to that. We meet at 10:30 am every Sunday at Howbridge Church of England Junior School, Howbridge Road, Witham. The service lasts just over an hour. The school is well placed as it is on the border between the older housing in South Witham and the large new development being built around Maltings Lane.  Our approach is contemporary, relevant, welcoming, family friendly and enjoyable. The music, prayers, and short talk are intended to help, guide, strengthen and (at times) challenge us.  We look together at the real issues that each of us faces day to day. Meeting together helps us make sense of our lives in today's world. We have an activity area set up in the main hall for children and young people, and a play area for tots.  We take an offering which goes towards God's work in our local community, but there is no obligation to give if you are visiting. Please feel free to stay for the refreshment on offer after the service, which frequently includes home-made cake!

Connect Group - part of being church is to do life together, so we meet during the week at one of our homes, discuss a bible passage together and apply it to our lives. We pray for and support one another, and consider how we can bring hope to our local community in practical ways. The vision is to connect with God, connect with one another, and connect with our community.

Hatfield Howlers is a Parent and Tots group that meets every Thursday from 1 to 2:30 pm at the Vicarage, 18 Witham Lodge, Witham CM8 1HG

 Saturday Breakfast: we have breakfast together once a month at the White Hart Hotel, Newland Street, Witham CM8 2AF from 9am. Each time we meet, a guest speaker shares their testimony, their story of how they came to faith in Jesus. These have proved popular, and are open to all. Bacon and sausage rolls are served with coffee and tea, and we ask for a donation to cover the costs and provide a gift for the speaker.  The next breakfast is on Saturday 12 January 2019.  Please call to book your place.

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. No pressure. No follow up. No charge. Starting in the New Year, Tuesday 15 January. Meeting at the Vicarage. Coffee and cake optional. Message me if interested.

For further details about any of the above, feel free to email Will Abbott, Pioneer Minister, on will.vicarage@gmail.com or contact him on his mobile (07702) 023144.