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  • Hope Vineyard

    a new Vineyard church in Oxford and the surrounding area

Who We Are

About us

We are a new church in the Oxford area; a group of people inspired by Jesus. We want to care about the things he cared about: justice for the outsider, living generously, paying attention to the people right in front of us, living unhurried yet productive lives.

The invitation is open to everyone whether you know this Jesus or not. Your background, age, questions and doubts are not a barrier to us. We want to connect with anyone sceptical of religion but intrigued by the idea of a God who knows, cares and has great plans for our lives.

Josh and Katie Kay (Leaders, Hope Vineyard, est.2017)

Church Online

Here is last Sunday’s livestream.
Starting back in September 2020 after a break from main gatherings over August, join us on Sundays. You’re welcome whatever your background, age, perspective on God and experience of church.

Now more than ever, discovering God’s love and His plan for us has given many of us fresh purpose as we face so much change and uncertainty.

You’ll find all the details on our  ‘Church Online’ page, including details about what’s on for adults and children during the livestream, and also our mid-week groups. 

We have an active  Students and Young Adults community. These are challenging times for students and we’d love to hear from you and support you in any way we can, whether you’re living in Oxford or connecting virtually.

To find out more, we have a dedicated Instagram page (@hopeoxfordYA), and do message or get in touch with Funmi who heads this up and also works for Fusion (Student Movement) funmi.akinola@hopeoxford.org

The Hope Project

On Sunday 7th June 2020, we announced the exciting opportunity presented by this new project.

This was also a big day for us as it was our first ever time doing ‘Church Online’ for all ages on a Sunday morning having made the move from Sunday Nights. If you want to see the full livestream, click here, and see the ‘Church Online’ page for more details about Sunday mornings. 

We’d previously shown ‘Chapter 1’ in this video called “…a new thing…”, on our vision night in February 2020. However, in the weeks that followed, there was an unexpected twist. The short video shows the journey of the months that followed, and we are looking forward to the adventure ahead.

We’ll need lots of help… more information to follow!

To volunteer, please contact josh.kay@hopeoxford.org

or text 07971828408.

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We’re excited that we will have the opportunity to give towards this resource in the community. Our first value is to ‘share whatever we can’, and we’re welcoming everyone to get involved. A pound is a pound… whatever you’d like to give, we appreciate it massively!

More details to follow in coming weeks… watch this space!

This began with prayer and worship, and we’re not going to stop. It’s been an incredible adventure so far and we believe that God is leading the way. We value your prayers, and we will be sharing more details about how we can do this together.

Covid-19: Practical Response

During this season, we have wanted to respond as Jesus would, with confidence in God, allowing us to reach out with generosity and compassion.

In April people responded with generosity to our Covid-19 fund, and we were able to support Love the One, who serve some of the poorest children in India, Foodboxes (see video), local NHS staff and we purchased supermarket vouchers for those in need.

We are continuing to look for creative ways to respond with God’s love in whatever way we can, and you’d be welcome to join us as we do this together.

A Snapshot

About us? You can find out more about us, what a ‘Vineyard’ church is, and how we started, in the About us section, or if using a smart phone or tablet, click on menu (or ), see top right of screen.
Facebook? We’re on facebook, so to see what’s happening/happened like our page @HopeVineyardOxford.
Instagram? Our Instagram page links to photos of events and things we’ve been up to. The most recent pictures are below. To keep up to date, follow us on Instagram @hopeoxford. And for the Student and Young Adult (YA) community, see @hopeoxfordya.

Previously …

(Previous Location)

For those wanting to explore becoming part of Hope Vineyard Church Oxford and practicing a life with Jesus, we used to invite people to join us for a month. Now, we’d say simply join in whatever you’d like, and together we’ll work out a new rhythm in this changing world. 
SUNDAYS at Hope had a monthly rhythm alternating between two gatherings, one where the focus was children, and the other for adults.
Children and Families: ‘Breakfast Club’ would meet on alternate Sunday mornings (2nd and 4th, 9.30am at Flo’s Nursery, Florence Park, near Cowley, Oxford OX4 3JZ), where we would create a safe place for children 0-11 to bring parents/ carers/ older siblings to explore and discover God’s love through food and fun times.
For Adults: Sunday Night Church used to be where we’d get together in Flo’s Café, Florence Park, near Cowley, Oxford, OX4 3HZ, between 7:45pm – 9:30pm on alternate Sunday Evenings (1st and 3rd). Here we’d make space to slow down and connect with God and each other with good coffee, snacks and time to catch up, hear stories, with talk and time to worship and listen to God together.

The Student and Young Adult community would gather in various places, from G&Ds with ice-cream, to peoples houses and pubs. To get a feel of what happened, the dedicated young adult (YA) instagram page is a good place to start by searching for @hopeoxfordya 

As well as ‘Finding Home’ on Sundays, ‘Sharing Hope’ is and has been a central part of our vision as a new church. Although our monthly socials and hope in action events are on hold, we continue to reach out. We are encouraging each other to investing in doing whatever we can to be part of the answer, whether that be through our jobs or supporting our neighbours and local community wherever we are.

What’s On?

What’s on? You can see dates for regular and one-off events in this section. Check out the ‘live’ section for details of how to access the virtual gatherings.

Click on an event below to find out more.

Getting organised? What’s going on in the following months can be seen in the calendar below to add dates to your diary.

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