Members

Space to catch up with news from Members of the Community of Hopeweavers ... 



Our Gathering of Promises for 2018/19 was held on Sunday 13th January 2019 and led by our Episcopal Visitor Bishop Jonathan - before he left to take up his new role as Dean of York Minster, with the Revd Jeff Williams and the Venerable Caroline Baston.  50 Members of The Community of Hopeweavers (CoH), share lives and ministry together. 


Our Gathering of Promises for 2017 was held on Advent Sunday, December 3rd 2017 and led by our Episcopal Visitor Bishop Jonathan, Revd Canon Fi Gibbs and the Venerable Caroline Baston 



Inauguration of the Community of Hopeweavers 6th December 2015

In 2015, 31 pioneer Members of the Community of Hopeweavers made their first  annual promise to live to the Hopeweaver Rule of Life, supporting the ministry through prayer and practical service.  

Rule of Life

The Community have our own Rule of Life and encourage those exploring becoming more involved as Members, to make it their own.  It is framed under seven headings Worship, Work, Study, Relationships/Community, Stewardship, Creativity, and Health Rest and Renewal.


Enquirers

There are usually a couple of people following a path to find out more about becoming a Member of the Community.   We recognise them as Enquirers to the Community of Hopeweavers. 

Supported by a Guide from the team, over the period of a year or more, each Enquirer is discerning whether they will step forward into Membership.   For those who do step forward, this will include making an annual commitment to live for a year to the Community of Hopeweavers Rule of Life.

We welcome enquiries from those considering exploring membership.
Please contact us for details.

Being a Member of the Community of Hopeweavers

Most of our Members are very involved in their home churches - as leaders and as active participants - over 20 different traditions and churches are represented within our membership and we gain much through unity.

Each Member is part of a Community of Hopeweavers small group, that meet about 6-8 times a year to encourage us as we share the journey of living to a Rule of Life.  These groups are seen as additional to local church membership.  

Members and Enquirers participate and lead weekly times of prayer and Friday Midday Holy Communion in West End, alongside other forms of prayer and practical service.

Community of Hopeweavers Cross

Members of the Community of Hopeweavers carry a simple cross made of copper and aluminium rod - rod used by sculptors as the foundation for their work. Each cross is slightly different and made by community artists. It represents the risen Christ at the centre, bound in copper in three places to represent the Trinity.  The cross and circular frame, like our Rule of Life, remind us of our focus as we seek to be followers of Jesus.  

Updated 11/10/19

 

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