The Blackpool Centre of Mission is a project funded by both the Diocese of Blackburn and Church Army. Working as part of the Trinity Parish, Lead Evangelist, Matt Rowley, along with Pioneer, Jeni Nottingham both live with their families on Grange Park and have established Hope Community Church, Hope Kids, Hope Youth and Hope Cafe. They are involved in various community outreach activities and work in local schools.
Both Matt and Jeni support and facilitate mission acivities within the Deanery and Jeni heads up the Blackpool Youth and Children's Network and is also involved in youth training events.
The Centre of Mission has been fortunate enough to have been offered two buildings - The Boathouse and the Argosy Community Centre.
At the Boathouse, Horsebridge Road, Grange Park, FY3 7EA
Hope Community Church meets each Sunday at 3 pm for an informal service with refreshments. Every 4th Sunday, Hope Kids (KS1 & 2) meet at the Boathouse between 1-2 pm.
Hope Youth (Y7-Y9) meet at 6.30-7.30 pm each Sunday at the Boathouse.
At the Argosy Centre, Forshaw Avenue, Grange Park, FY3 7PW
Each Wednesday, we have a prayer meeting from 5.30-6.30 pm followed usually by a community activity.
Hope Cafe is now established and is open each Friday to offer cake and a brew. Hope Lunch is from 12.30-1.30 pm and in the afternoon there is often a community activity.
A recent interview with Jeni, Matt and Peter about the work on Grange Park.
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The Blackpool Centre of Mission is pleased to support and partner with a summer mission across St Thomas's and The Trinity Parish. We are excited and looking forward to what God has in store! Watch this space!