About Us

Do more, together, in word and action
Imagine all over the country, in communities large and small, churches working together, bringing Jesus’ story alive through word and action.

Hope Bedfordshire is part of a larger nationwide initiative hoping to see churches working together and doing more for their local communities. It all started in 2008 with Hope ’08. Since then things have moved on and there’s some exciting longer term goals for the initiative. To find out more about what’s going on nationally, visit the national Hope Together website.

Locally, a consortium of Bedfordshire churches is working together to co-ordinate and run events and work in our communities to demonstrate what we believe is our God given calling to serve those around us. We have adopted, and operate in accordance with the Evangelical Alliance Basis of Faith. This means that although we are happy for churches and organisations that would not operate in accordance with that to be a part of Hope in Bedfordshire, all of our events are run in accordance with this, and we would expect partners to do the same in any event that we partner with them in promoting or running.

We are involved in a number of project areas, which you can find out more about on our projects page. To find out what’s coming up soon, visit our events page. We list both events that we run and individual church and organisation events, so you’ll see plenty there! Meanwhile if you’re interested in finding out who’s on board, then take a look at the who’s who page. To get involved, either come along to a planning meeting (we don’t bite!) or drop us a line – we’d love to hear from you.

Finally, we’ve heard there’s a rumour we charge to be a part of Hope. It’s simply not true! Obviously if you’d like to contribute towards meeting the costs of projects we’re running, we’d be grateful, but there is no obligation whatsoever for you to do any such thing! It really is free to take part, we wouldn’t have it any other way. (We do make a small charge for advertising events, but it’s really not much!)

Hope Bedfordshire is registered charity in England and Wales. Registered Charity number 1132750