Hope in Thrapston

Below is the "official" report of a great evening in Thrapston. I am finding it very exciting to be involved in Churches Together in Thrapston where all four Churches are working more closely together than ever before. There is a real buzz about the Hope 08 campaign there with mover than 12 events planned already!

HOPE 08 Meeting at St James’ Thrapston 23rd Jan

Approximately 45 people met for cafe style church to celebrate
Fresh Hope, to worship & to give thanks for God’s leading &
inspiration, to be informed & to develop existing projects & events
& to brainstorm new ideas.We prayed for Christian unity in our town
& for God’s guidance to always follow his leading in all that we do.
We prayed for leaders in the field of youthwork especially men &
for God to raise up a leader for the Children’s Holiday club in the

We heard about projects that are already in the planning stage:

  1. A greetings card of Welcome to Newcomers to the town from the
    Thrapston churches with contacts who are willing to speak to &
    help with anyone’s enquiry.
  2. The Space 2 B: a drop-in listening centre to be opened on a
    temporary basis at the Thrapston Centre one afternoon a week.
  3. Holiday at Home: a week of events, visits,activities,services
    for the over 60′s during August.

Plenty more events planned:

  1. Lent course KNOW HOPE for churches together starting 13th Feb
    for 5 weeks.
  2. Good Friday March & Easter Day Celebration
  3. A Gospel concert in May
  4. Charter Fair weekend with Praise in the Park on the Sunday in

People willingly contributed ideas for further developments of
existing & new ideas & were informed as to dates of the next planning group

We watched the DVD  material from the HOPE website Fresh Hopes
& Brokenness. Many were wearing the HOPE t-shirts.

We had a joyful & blessed time together & have great HOPE for
our outreach in Thrapston.

One thought on “Hope in Thrapston

  1. Olive Morgan

    It was great to read that you have got Hope ’08 on to such a good start in Thrapston, but it hurt me to read it because I can get no response here. The only church taking up Hope ’08 here is the popular Anglican town centre church where I love to worship if we have no service. The other churches are waiting to hear what Regenerate Reading is planning for us, now that we have come to the end of the 3 year mission plan.


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