At times we have all felt lonely and isolated and sometimes it can feel like no-one cares. Here at Hope Central we don’t want anyone to feel like this, we want people to know there is always hope. We appreciate that sometimes it can take a lot of courage to come along to the Hope Centre for the first time and we work hard to make sure people feel at ease and are accepted just as they are. We enjoy building community by getting to know each other, having fun together and showing Jesus’ love to others.
Our Hope Centres run weekly and are free for anyone to drop in. They provide a warm, welcoming community and a delicious free lunch!
At the Hope Centres there is access to…
IT tuition with laptops on hand for people to use
life skills course
Helping you live well on a budget
Supporting you back into employment
Opportunities to make cards and enjoy crafting
thought for the day
A time to be inspired and discuss further in groups
Home cooked lunch
To enjoy with each other
Knutsford Hope Centre: The Welcome, Longridge, Knutsford WA16 8PD [open Mondays 10-12pm]
Handforth Hope Centre: St Chad’s Church, Handforth, SK9 3ES [open Thursdays 10-12pm]
Please drop in to meet the team, use our services or just have a chat!
Hope Central’s work with refugees housed locally to us has grown over recent months and we have been able to appoint a Refugee Liaison Manager for Hope Central. It has been great to be able to respond to this local need and to be able to support people who have lost everything and have had to flee their country. We have been able to build community and a sense of belonging, run an Alpha course in Farsi, teach English and support refugees at appointments.
One refugee who attended the Hope Centre for the first time said:
“You are very kind, in my whole life I have never seen such beautiful treatment…you are like family.”
“When I was first brought to the Hope Centre I was suicidal. I had got to a point so far down with so much pain in my heart, I was crushed inside. I thought I could never believe there were people who cared about me, until I met all the people at the Hope Centre, who accepted me the way I was and made me feel part of their family. I never believed in God as I was in such a dark place, but now I have asked Jesus into my heart and the fear has gone and I am starting to get my life sorted out. At one time I would have thought it was impossible but now I know it is possible!”
I was made to feel very welcome and it has boosted my confidence tremendously. Thanks again. I’ll be back!”