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Our Story

Hope Together started back in 2008.

It grew out of three friends getting together and dreaming about how to help everyone, everywhere in the UK know about Jesus. 

Those three friends were Roy Crowne, Mike Pilavachi and Andy Hawthorne. They initiated a year of mission in 2008, and Hope Together was born. Since then, Hope has seen so many great people - like you! - get involved, demonstrating God’s love through active mission and speaking clearly about Jesus. 

From the outset of Hope 2008, an emphasis was placed on the importance of connecting with young people and the younger generations, which carries on today.

We have resourced the church for great cultural moments - like the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, where 750,000 special New Testaments were given out by people like you in street parties and schools. Every year since 2016 we've seen thousands of our Christmas and Easter magazines given out across the country by local churches, reaching those who don't yet know Jesus.

We have led united years of mission in 2014 and 2018, and we’re looking to do this again in 2023-24. We’d love to see local churches getting together in their areas to share the good news of Jesus together.

We commissioned and authored strategic research, in partnership with others, called ‘Talking Jesus’ that has shaped the conversation around evangelism from 2015 to the present and has recently been redone for 2022.

...and so much more!

We can’t wait to join in with whatever God does next.

Here's Hope

Roy has written the book Here's Hope: an amazing record of what Christians have done in mission as part of Hope Together over the past 10 years. It’s both a history and a handbook with hundreds of true stories giving inspiration and practical ideas for churches to use to make Jesus known with words and action together. You can get a copy here.


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