Our History 

The vision of Blackburn Diocese, ‘Healthy Churches Transforming Communities’, is bringing renewed energy to this area.


Church Army works in some of the most deprived communities and Centres of Mission are being created to invest in new, effective ways of collaborative working.  In the light of this, the Diocese of Blackburn is partnering with Church Army to work together within the Grange Park Community.  

Matt and Lucy
In 2018, Lead Evangelist Matthew Rowley, along with his wife, Lucy, and their family, launched a new church called 'Hope Community Church' in order to:

  • Share Christian faith in the Grange Park Community

  • Make new disciples and grow the church

  • Work across Blackpool Deanery in Mission and Evangelism

In 2021, Jeni Nottingham and her husband, Pedro, joined the team.  On September 12th, Jeni was licensed by the Bishop of Blackburn and at the same time, made promises and was covenanted to Church Army.

jeni Not

Hello and welcome to the Hope for Blackpool website. Please click below to learn more about planning a visit to Hope Community Church.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

Hope Community Church

All Age 2

Hope Community Church is an Anglican Church and part of The Trinity Parish.  We now meet each Sunday at The Boathouse on 170 Horsebridge Road, Grange Park, Blackpool at 3 pm.  Our church is based in and around the community and we have different activities that take place during the week.  Look at our What's On page for details & follow us on Instagram - hope4blackpool.

We also have a weekly prayer meeting at 5.30 pm each Wednesday at the Argosy Centre, Forshaw Avenue as well as other weekly activities and Hope Cafe on a Friday.  Do look at our What's On page for further events.

To see our latest noticesheet, please click here.

Our next prayer meeting is on Wednesday 1st February when it is Holy Communion at  5.30 pm.  

Coffee each Wednesday   All Age & Sunday Dinner (2)

Sorry, your browser is unable to play this type of file. You can still download it