A History of HOPE Coventry
The first City Praise & Prayer meeting takes place, bringing together Christians from across the city.
Coventry churches come together to run Coventry Winter Night Shelter.
HOPE Coventry is established to build on the unity of Coventry churches to serve the city.
The Healing on the Streets initiative, to pray for people in Coventry City Centre, joins HOPE Coventry.
HOPE Coventry begins a Christians Against Poverty debt centre, offering debt advice & money management courses to people in need.
Coventry House of Prayer launches in Lynchgate Cottages, seeking to bring churches togethers to pray for the city
HOPE Coventry begins new affiliate partnerships with Radio +, The Light House and Together for Change.
Our first Coventry Church Leaders’ Lunch, gathering Coventry church leaders from many denominations & traditions.
The beginning of our Good Neighbours Coventry initiative, seeking to befriend lonely elderly people in our city.
HOPE Coventry begins an affiliate partnership with Coventry Street Pastors, who serves the nighttime economy on Friday & Saturday nights in the city centre.
HOPE Coventry launches HOPE@Motofest, with activities including a children’s activity tent and an open air service.
Our Good Neighbours team expands to 5, as we support more over 50s and their befrienders across the city.
Our HOPE Coventry values are re-established, refining and shaping all we do.
HOPE Coventry establishes an affiliate partnership working with Embrace UK, who provide social and emotional support for female sex-workers in Coventry.
Coventry House of Prayer moves to its new site in the Old Bluecoat School.
HOPE Coventry establishes a base in The Halo Centre.
During Covid-19, Good Neighbours rapidly expands to serve thousands of Coventry residents throughout the lockdowns.
The Open Heaven prayer initiative launches, with Christians across the city prayer walking 3000+ Coventry streets.
Good Neighbours runs a 2 year pilot project in Bedworth, providing befrienders to over 50s.
Our team are awarded the COVID Hero Award, for public health communications.
HOPE Coventry are awarded the Charity Excellence Framework quality mark, demonstrating our commitment to excellence as a charity.
Steve Elton joins HOPE Coventry as the new COO.
The CAP team expands to provide more money advice drop-in support at foodbanks & social supermarkets.
The first HOPE Coventry Youth Leaders gathering is held in October, bringing together Christian youth leaders from across the city to work together to serve the young people in Coventry together
City Praise and Prayer celebrates a decade of bringing hundreds of Christians from churches across the city to worship together and pray ecumenically for the city and beyond
Good Neighbours Coventry have now provided befriending & support to over 3000 local residents, including 429 new referrals in the past 12 months.