People we connect with

Anglican Religious Life   Click on the link to find out more from this key network of traditional, established and emerging religious communities, who helped to organise the 2015 Conference 'Treasures Old and New' held at Castle Sneaton in Whitby. In 2017 a similar conference was held at Lee Abbey.

Basics Bank
Based in Southampton, giving free food and clothes to those in need. Visitors to Hopeweavers regularly bring donations for distribution through Basics Bank and through other local food banks.

Diocese of Portsmouth
Hopeweavers are pleased to be supporters of the Spirituality programme offered by Portsmouth Diocese as members of the Spirituality Network, as participants, leaders, and co-workers.

Diocese of Winchester
Hopeweavers are based geographically within Winchester Diocese and the Team benefits from the participation of several members of Diocesan Clergy. We regularly pray for the work of the Diocese.  Our Episcopal Visitor is the Right Reverend Dr Jonathan Frost, who is also Bishop of Southampton. 

Hilfield Friary
Hilfield Friary is the place that Members and the team rely upon for our own formation as disciples, as a place of rest and retreat.  We benefit from a close relationship with the community who model a compelling example of simple living through the everyday experiences of life as Franciscans.  For several years, some of us have been able to share residential time together for two weeks or so during the Summer months. In addition, Hopeweavers are leading a retreat at the Friary as part of the Hilfield programme towards the end of June 2017.

Sacred Space
An online resource for Daily Prayer.

St James Church West End 

Our most local church from within the Anglican tradition and part of Winchester Diocese.  Grateful to the congregation and leadership for their support and encouragement over the years.

St Luke's Church, Hedge End
Also grateful to the congregation and leadership at St Lukes for their support and encouragementWe have been pleased to lead occasional services and St Lukes has hoisted our Annual Gathering for many years.  Several of our Members are part of this lively church.

The Northumbria Community
We sometimes use resources from Celtic Daily Prayer as part of our days at Hopeweavers and as such have become Friends of the Northumbria Community.  Several of our Friends have close connections with the Community in Northumberland.

The Retreat Association
We have found much encouragement and guidance from the Director and the team at the Retreat Association. For several years we have been privileged to host a Regional Quiet Day in partnership with the Retreat Association.

Thousand Lights
Members of the band 'Thousand Lights' have been involved with Hopeweavers since the beginning.  They led our worship in 2015 at our Inauguration service as an Acknowledged Anglican Religious Community and again in 2016 at our Annual Gathering of Promises. Do visit their site and listen to their original music.

Updated 11/06/19


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