Ipswich is a great place to live, work and study but it’s also a place where people have many needs.
Here are just some of the ways in which we’re trying to show the mercy of Jesus through serving our town - if there is anything you would like to know more about, or if you would like to get involved, please get in touch by clicking "Get Involved" above.
We play a key role in the Ipswich Soup Kitchen, each week sending a team to prepare meals and give them out to those most in need. Teams from Hope Church serve on Saturdays and most volunteers from Hope serve one Saturday in five.
There are dozens of children often going without a good meal in the school holidays due to the financial situation of their family. Every school holiday Hope Church makes lunch once a week and runs fun games and activities for children who find themselves in this situation.
For many years we have run a hugely popular parent and toddler group, which gathers dozens of families each week during term-time, 10am on Monday and Thursday.
We run a community cafe every Thursday lunch time, offering a warm welcome and an opportunity to chat over hot and cold drinks and light snacks. During the Covid-19 crisis, we are running Hope Cafe as a meal delivery service for those in need in our community.
A telephone befriending service to those who are most isolated in our community.
For senior citizens, loneliness can be a Reality. Oasis is a twice monthly lunch club for those over 60 - come and enjoy great food and lots of fun with us!
Hope works with other churches to provide Christians Against Poverty (CAP) services including help with debt management, life skills and job finding to those suffering as a result of indebtedness.