As a church we purchased the former Odeon cinema in the centre of Ipswich in September 2018. The five-screen cinema, built in the early 90s, is an iconic building in the town and had stood empty since 2005. After years of much prayer, sacrificial giving and a few epic work parties, we opened our doors for the first time in September 2021.
We are thrilled that what we now have is a fantastic space in the heart of the town that we love, comprising a great 600 seater auditorium, many multiple use rooms of various sizes and two beautiful café / bar areas which are perfect spaces to relax in.
This building, known now as the Hope Centre is not only for our Sunday services but also a fantastic space for our 'loving our town' initiatives and, spaces for the wider community to hire. If you would like to enquire about hiring a space (available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) please email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On this page you can view the floor plans and some photos of the project unfolding.
Swipe through the plans below to see what the final layout of the building will be like.