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We meet for services on Sundays at 10:30am, with Hope Kids and Legacy Youth groups during the services at The Hope Centre, 10 St Margaret's Street, Ipswich, IP4 2AT.
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PLAN A VISIT
There is plenty of parking around Ipswich within walking distance of The Hope Centre. There are also a number of bus stops nearby.
When you arrive you will be greeted by our fantastic Welcome Team and you can arrange for someone to meet you personally if you like.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Each service starts with worship led by a band and after about 20 minutes children go to their groups for their fun-packed activities. Later in the service one of the church leaders will preach a message from the Bible and you can hear our recent messages here. We usually take communion (bread and wine) together once a month.
During the service the church will have an opportunity to give money into the offering, although many will give by other means, such as by standing order or on our giving page. There is no obligation to give to the church but we teach that this is good for people to do as part of their worship.
We won’t be serving refreshments at this time although drinking water will be available in the building. We ask that there is no food or drink in the auditorium apart from water. Please do stay around to chat after the service either indoors or outside. Our prayer ministry area will also be available.
Face masks are no longer a legal requirement but please do wear one if you feel more comfortable to do so. We would recommend that you bring one to offer to put on if you are speaking to someone who may prefer this. Hand sanitiser is available upon arrival and exit and at various places around the building. We'll be leaving windows open around the venue for ventilation and we have an air-handling system that pumps air into the building.
If you would prefer to maintain more social distancing, there will be areas in the building where you can watch the service on a TV screen if you prefer, please ask a member of the welcome team to direct you.
CHILDREN & YOUTH
Each service has five groups for children, Shine (Age 1 - 2), Glow (Age 3 - 5), Ignite (School years 1 to year 2), Blaze (School years 3 - 4) and Illuminate (School years 5 - 6). These groups start around 15-20 minutes into both services and a notice will be given when it's time to leave the main service. All of our children’s work volunteers are well trained and have had all the appropriate safety checks. Visiting children are really welcome to come and join our groups. For more information, visit the Hope Kids page.
In both services youth in years 7 - 11 have their own group that meets after the time of worship. Our youth work doesn't end on Sundays - check out what else we're up to during the week.