Thorpe community is a unique partnership between Hope Whitby and the folks at Fylingthorpe Methodist Church.
Leigh was once asked by a previous circuit superintendent to go and "offend the churches" under his watch (being frustrated by the lack of new people attending church). Turning up at Thorpe to preach one Sunday morning, not knowing what to expect, Leigh preached in his normal style. He was then asked to help the church "do something new"! So Leigh and Kath got together and started Hope Thorpe 'n' Bay on a Monday evening. This failed miserably but they both sensed that God was trying to do something new. So they set out the stalls again and started it back up on a Tuesday morning and......Well, here we are. The church has now invested in Leigh and the Hope Whitby model and the two are working together to spread out the wings of the church, working on the good things that are already happening and trying to move in new ways.
Evening service is growing, the youth work is still going strong, Hope Thorpe 'n' Bay has had to start up a new group because of its expansion (Middlewood Community). We have invested in 'Holy Spirit sessions' and what next.. God knows!
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Alive - Contemporary Service 4th Sunday 6:15pm
Youth Drop In Monday 7pm every week
Friday Coffee Morning 10:30am every week
Family Fun - Every 2nd Sunday 4pm
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