HOPE FARM METHODIST CHURCH – a community of hope at the heart of the Hope Farm estate, Great Sutton, sharing and abiding in the truth and love of the living God. An open port of welcome, support and encouragement… and celebrating our Golden Jubilee in 2018!

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We follow and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through worship, events and initiatives which include Sunday worship, The Hope Journey, Mums & Tots, Knit & Natter, Film Nights, Looking Deeper… as well as the hugely-popular, relaxed ‘evening out’ praise experience of New Song Café with live contemporary music, fellowship, fun – and an abundance of cake!

Click the tabs, above, for more information.
 Call in to visit – you’ll be very welcome!
 Request a Golden Jubilee brochure – a history of the journey so far, plus our important, continuing vision for now and the future.
 Ask how you can get involved – there are lots of easy ways to become a valued part of this developing church community!

‘On earth there is no power, there is no depth or height
that could ever separate us from the love of God in Christ.
Immanuel – our God is with us.’
Michael Card

WORSHIP AND COMMUNITY COLLABORATION are fundamental to our mission, as we seek to live out and share the limitless love and assurance of Jesus Christ.

Located on Hope Farm Road (and formerly known as Whitby Methodist Church), the contemporary building is fully accessible, with on-site parking. The central worship space is welcoming and open, furnished with comfortable seating, utilising digital presentation and effective worship/stage lighting – all offering flexibility for differing formats of worship, as well as meetings and events.

The church is regularly open for 10.30am and 6.30pm worship on Sundays (7.00pm for New Song Café) with weekday worship and activities through the week – click the tabs above and view the preaching plan at the foot of this page for details. Hope Farm is where The Hope Journey began – a growing educational ministry to schools throughout Wirral and further afield. Function spaces are available for hire.

Families and individuals of all ages are welcomed to join us in engaging with and celebrating God’s purpose for our lives and in service to others, including Christian services of baptism, marriage and funerals (please contact the Minister through the Wirral Methodist Churches office).

Minister: Reverend J Bellfield
General email contact:
Fritz Schäfer – f_schafer@hotmail.com
Church address: Hope Farm Methodist Church, Hope Farm Road, Great Sutton, Cheshire, CH66 2LF

‘There is a hope that burns within my heart,
That gives me strength for every passing day;
A glimpse of glory now revealed in meagre part,
Yet drives all doubt away.
I stand in Christ, with sins forgiven;
And Christ in me, the hope of heaven!
My highest calling and my deepest joy,
to make His will my home.’

Stuart Townend / Mark Edwards

SUNDAY MORNINGS, 10.30am
Please view the current preaching plan, at the foot of this page, for specific dates and information.
Led by the Minister, other presbyters, local preachers or worship leaders, services include:

 Morning worship with traditional and contemporary hymns and songs.
 All-age worship (usually the first Sunday of each month) with music, activities and conversation.
 Holy Communion – bread, blessed and broken; wine, blessed and poured; for us all, forgiven and restored.

SUNDAY EVENINGS, 6.30pm*
Please view the current preaching plan, at the foot of this page, for specific dates and information.
Led by the Minister, other presbyters, local preachers or worship leaders, services include:
 Evening worship with traditional and contemporary hymns and songs.
 New Song Café (*7.00pm, first Sunday of each month) – vibrant ‘evening out’ worship with the New Song band.
 Looking Deeper (third Sunday of each month) – delving into different aspects of scripture with a blend of spoken word, contemporary-based music and relaxed discussion.
 Holy Communion – gathering around the Lord’s table, sharing bread and wine, with the promise of hope and life.

Also…
Third Friday of each month, 7.30pm, 
at Little Sutton Methodist Church
 Sung Communion – an informal, contemporary setting of music and words, led by the New Song band.

“The best of all is, God is with us.”
John Wesley – one of the founders of the Methodist Church

ACTIVITIES, INITIATIVES AND OTHER WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT HOPE FARM INCLUDE:

Mums & Tots: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.30am (followed, on Tuesdays, by Church Mice – a fortnightly children’s service at 11.00am).

Steps children’s club: Mondays at 4.45pm – an opportunity for 5–11-year-olds to meet and have fun.

Knit & Natter: Tuesdays at 1.30pm – meeting for fun and fellowship of the knitting and crocheting variety. The numerous items produced are given to various charities, both at home and abroad.

Bowling Fellowship: Mondays and Wednesdays at 1.00pm. Indoor bowls, with many of the bowlers also playing outdoors in the summer. They are always interested welcoming new members.

Country Dancing: Thursdays at 7.00pm – a fun way to keep fit and meet others.

Film nights: periodically on Saturday evenings – popular screenings of movies for all the family, in church (a small fee only for popcorn/snacks), often linked to themed morning worship the weekend after).

West Cheshire Foodbank: the church is a local collection point for West Cheshire Foodank. Help us to support local needs in the Ellesmere Port area.

Worship at home: connecting church with those unable to attend on a regular basis. A monthly resource, in the form of a small brochure containing a bible reading, hymn, reflections and prayers, allowing all to continue to belong to the body of Christ.

Other groups using our church include Rainbows, Brownies, Rangers, Stamp Collectors, Postcard Club and Dancing. Contact us to find out more.

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can,
in all the ways you can, in all the places you can,
at all the times you can, to all the people you can,
as long as ever you can.“
John Wesley – one of the founders of the Methodist Church

Hope Farm Methodist Church

Hope Farm Methodist Church

Hope Farm Road

Whitby

Ellesmere Port

Cheshire, CH66 2LF