Welcome to Hope

Hope Community Church is a reformed charismatic church plant in the Canterbury area of East Kent. What’s a church plant I hear you cry? Well it’s basically a group of Christians gathering together with the intention of developing a new local church.

As a church plant, we’re excited about how knowing Jesus has changed our lives and truly shown us hope in life and can bring hope to the places we live.

That’s why we chose the name Hope Community Church. We believe that everyone who believes in Jesus has this hope – hope for a glorious life after death but also hope in their lives right now on earth. Lives that are transformed day by day as we follow him into this great hope.

We also believe that God doesn’t just give us this hope as individuals but he expresses it through life together as his people and from us to those we meet.

That’s where the community part comes in – we like to use the phrase “In community for the community”. Jesus has made his people like a big family who support and care for one another but he doesn’t want us to simply live in some isolated church huddle, he wants our love for him and for one another to overflow to our local community, to love like Jesus does. Sometimes this means being very practical – helping people with DIY and other tasks they can’t manage themselves. Other times this means praying for them because we believe Jesus can heal bodies and lives.

So whether you call yourself a Christian or not, we would love to welcome you to our fledgling church. We’re very much in the early days but are excited to see where God leads us as we look to see how we can be a blessing in Jesus name to our community.

We hope this website gives you all the information you are looking for, but if you would like to chat with us, please feel free to fill in the form at the bottom of this page.


Vision & Values

Our Vision

To be a bible-saturated, gospel-focused, Spirit-filled community of worshippers who love Jesus, love the world and love one another.

Our Values

  • A worshipping community
  • A bible-saturated community
  • A relational community
  • A Spirit-filled community
  • A grace-filled community
  • An equal yet diverse community
  • An equipping community
  • A serving community
  • An outward community
  • A sending community


How can I get involved?

We have been really blessed by people getting in touch to encourage us and pray for us. If you would like to pray for us and support us on our journey or if you would like to find out more about how you could join with us, we’d love to hear from you!

You can get in touch on social media or call us on 07496 356199. If we can’t answer please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Stay in touch on social networks

Whether its just to say hello or to keep up to date with all our news, we’d love to stay in touch through our social networks.

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