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Gathering of Promises 2018/2019

Departing from our previous Advent time of making Annual Promises, we are moving our celebrations to January.  

Our upcoming Gathering will be on 
Sunday 13th January 2019, 
at St Luke's Church Hedge End 
Southampton from 6.30pm 

You are most welcome to join Bishop Jonathan 
and the community to share this exciting time

Our last 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 The photo shows most of our current Members.  The Community of Hopeweavers has 48 Members, sharing lives and our ministry together as part of our Acknowledged Anglican Religious Community. 

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.

Please contact us for more information


There are currently several people actively 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 48 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 and share the journey of living to a Rule of Life.  These groups are seen as additional to local church membership.  Members and Enquirers are also invited to be part of Community Quiet Days (Cloister Days) - see above - space set aside for the community to gather together, to consider our particular contributions as we grow our community.

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.

- a new pilot group for Members and Enquirers

The Community are pleased to offer some space for us to explore our creativity together during February and March 2019. 

Aims:Space to share our creativity in company with others and to deepen our connection to God, to the world and to each other

Who for: At present, this is available for Members and Enquirers of the Community of Hopeweavers – limited to 8 per session

Where: Tardis Studio, West End, Southampton

How: Wednesdays for a pilot run of five sessions – February 13th – March 13th 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Session One - February 13th

Session Two – February 20th

Session Three – February 27th

Session Four - March 6th 

(March 9th – Saturday AGM 10-12noon Including Art Gallery at St James Church of work by hw Members and Enquirers)

Session Five - March 13th  - Review and plan ahead       

Places are limited - to book please click on the link:         

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 16/12/18


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