Hope Chapel

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Planting a church in Haslemere at Hope Chapel.

A team from Grace Church Guildford and around 25 people from the Haslemere area are now meeting every Sunday at 6pm at Hope Chapel in Haslemere.

Hope Chapel is the newest church in Haslemere, after years of prayerful consideration Grace Church Guildford is pleased there are regular weekly services at Hope Chapel and the building on 20 Lower Street (GU27 2NX) in the heart of the town is open once again.  

The team started to explore the church plant in 2019 and the services began in March 2020 with people attending of all ages (4-94).  Then after three services lockdown restrictions came into force and the services switched to Zoom. In September 2021, socially distanced services at 6pm were introduced (as well as the Zoom service) and Hope Chapel now has a regular congregation who come every week and live locally.

During the one-hour service there is also Sunday school in the back hall called Hope for Kids.

The services will also be live streamed from the Hope in Haslemere YouTube channel.

John Benton, the former pastor of Grace Church Guildford who is currently a lecturer at London Seminary, has been doing much of the teaching, with a range of guest preachers also joining the group.

John Benton said: “About a year after it closed, some friends and I obtained the key to the old chapel. It was a winter’s Saturday morning, as we opened the door the sun shone and the chapel was in such good condition, it just seemed to be saying to us ‘here I am ready to go. Do something!’ So we felt we had to give it a try”.

Come and support Hope Chapel

Please do come visit Hope Chapel in person. The best place to park is in Waitrose Car Park, there are no charges on Sundays.

You can also follow Hope Chapel on Twitter or Facebook.

Ways to pray

Pray for Hope Chapel to find a pastor.

Pray for Haslemere – an affluent town that’s spiritually needy.

Pray for the children who come to Hope for Kids.

Pray for wisdom for the team.

Pray for those who have recently moved to the town to support the chapel.