Who We Are
What to Expect
Hope Church is a friendly congregation with a relaxed, family atmosphere. Most of us belong to Coatbridge but we also have one or two folk from overseas! Visitors are made very welcome and there is opportunity after the service to chat with others over a cup of tea or coffee.
Our services usually last for around one hour and there is a children's talk given every morning. The children leave for Sunday school half way through the service. There is a Sunday school also at the evening service. We use the New International Version of the Bible and the main part of the service is taken up with explaining and applying the passage that has been read from the Bible. We sing both psalms and hymns.
We regularly have a congregational lunch after the morning service which helps people get to know one another better. We also run a Christianity Explored course which is designed to help those new to the church or to Christianity learn about the Christian faith and have their questions answered in an open, friendly atmosphere over a meal.
At our Sunday evening prayer meeting we have a short Bible reading and then we pray for a number of topics that have been shared in relation to the local context and further afield. This meeting is a vital part of our work as a church and is open to all.