Welcome to Hope Community

We love because He first loved us – 1 John 4:19

The idea for Hope Community was born out of years of practical experience in community engagement in Cumbria. We have a desire for communities to be transformed through our work coming alongside churches in both Rural and Urban contexts throughout Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire. We long not only to see communities transformed but also people’s lives transformed by the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Hope Community seeks to partner with churches to help them identify those felt needs in community and help to respond as a church or a group of churches in any particular area. Hope Community is already working with churches in the North West who are committed to reach out into their communities for Jesus. If you want to know more about our work and how we can help, please contact us here on our contact page to get more information.

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Jonny Gios

Jonny Gios

Community Networker

Rev. Jonny Gios has 16 years’ experience in community engagement in both urban and rural contexts. Jonny spent 10 years working on the Raffles estate in Carlisle developing targeted support in an area that was in the process of regeneration. On leaving Carlisle, Jonny and his family relocated to Kendal, where Jonny has worked with the Methodist Church as a Community Worker. During his time in Kendal, Jonny has gained a MA in Missiology with a focus on the subject of ‘Fresh Expressions’. During his 6 years in Kendal, Jonny has also pioneered numerous new programmes that have touched many lives. Jonny is a gifted networker and is widely known across Cumbria in the third sector and within statutory organisations. Jonny has a proven track record working for and WITH communities in Cumbria. He joins Hope Community to share his experience and desire to see communities transformed for Christ throughout Cumbria, Lancashire and North Yorkshire.