An enthusiastic and friendly congregation of Christians


Hope Farm Methodist Church (formerly Whitby Methodist Church), Ellesmere Port,  is located at the heart of our large housing estate and offers a variety of Sunday and weekday worship opportunities, and other activities, to serve our local community. We fulfil our Christian mission through worship, fellowship and service to the local community. We are passionate about sharing the love of God and finding new ways to tell the life-changing story of Jesus. The map below shows where we are: come and join us!

Throughout the year we arrange courses to help us grow in faith and spirit. For example, courses during Lent or Advent focus on specific aspects of these central elements in the Christian church year. The sessions are designed to provide an opportunity for people to meet in an informal atmosphere to explore the fundamental questions of our lives. We welcome everyone to join in!

We meet regularly for Sunday worship and for a range of activities during the week. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds and, building on the Methodist Tradition, enjoy worshipping Jesus in modern and traditional forms. Above all, we are committed to following Jesus Christ and living out our faith by sharing the good news of God’s grace in word and action.

All are welcome! So if you want to find out more about God’s love for you, or are looking for a new church please come and join us on a Sunday morning for worship. Parking is available at the back of the church and in adjacent roads.

As part of our service to the local community, we welcome families in both happy and sad moments for Christian services of Baptism, Marriage and Funerals. Please contact the Minister at the church office to discuss.

Hope Farm is part of Christians Together in the Port. You can find out more about their activities on their website.

Hope Farm is also the home of Hope Journey, a growing educational ministry to schools throughout Wirral and further afield.

We also have rooms for hire for community use. Contact us for more information.


Email Fritz Shafer

Address: Hope Farm Methodist Church, Hope Farm Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH66 2LF


Sunday Morning Worship is at 10:30 am

Our worship area is a bright, open space furnished with comfortable chairs. This offers us great flexibility for different formats of worship and we can also use the space for many other types of meetings and events.

For several year now, we have sought new ways and formats to shape and modernise our Sunday morning worship. For example, our “Imagine” service (third Sunday in the month) is aimed at introducing new ideas of worship while our “All Age Worship” (fourth Sunday) focuses on families and children of all ages. About once a quarter we offer Messy Church Sunday afternoons – a service specifically aimed at young children and families.

Music – traditional and contemporary –always plays a big role in our church life. In our morning services the hymns are projected on a big screen so you can sing with your head held high! We have of course also a range of hymn books in normal and large print if you prefer.

Holy Communion is celebrated at one Sunday morning service each month, usually the second Sunday of the month.
In addition, once a quarter, on the first Sunday in March, June, September and December, we celebrate Holy Communion at an early morning communion service (9:00 am).

In our evening service we celebrate Holy Communion once each quarter, for details please see the Quarterly Plan..



We have a range of activities for all ages during the week.

  • Little Acorn Play School: a privately owned and run play school.
  • Two Mother-and-Toddler Groups (Tuesday & Thursday morning).
  • Children Service (Church Mice) after the Tuesday morning toddler group (every two weeks).
  • Knit & Natter: A weekly knitting group on Tuesday afternoon.
  • STEPS Children’s Club (5-11 year olds), Fridays 4:30-6:00, once per month.

Other groups using our church include: Rainbows, Brownies, Rangers, Stamp Collectors, Postcard Club, Dancers, Indoor Bowls Fellowship. Contact us to find out more.

Hope Farm Methodist Church

Hope Farm Methodist Church

Hope Farm Road


Ellesmere Port

Cheshire, CH66 2LF