2021 was a challenging year for us all, foodbank provided more than 30,000 meals to local referred clients suffering short term hunger crisis.

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   1) Christmas donations : many thanks to everyone who donated. 
   2) Raising awareness and collecting donations at Sainsbury's. 
   3) School visit

Contact number for referrers : 07939 950713


Spring 2020 newsletter

Spring 2019 newsletter

Foodbank is a busy part of church life, since start-up in December 2012 we have now delivered more than  250,000 meals to local referred residents in short term hunger crisis (as of July 2022).  These staggering figures could not have been achieved or maintained without our amazing volunteers, church partners, Derbyshire Council, local Supermarkets and the public.


New Hope Food Bank is one of the community focused outreaches undertaken by New Hope Community Church demonstrating the love of God to our community.  The foodbank compliments our existing ministries of Furniture packs for those affected by domestic violence and/or homelessness and Grow.  We partner with professional agencies and are supported by Councils, Schools, Supermarkets, Churches and Businesses across the area.

What we do

We provide emergency food to individuals and families who are in short term crisis who are referred to us by our professional partners. We will provide and deliver 21 meals per family member, per week, this is usually within 24 hours of our coordinator receiving the referral.  We have partnering churches in Dronfield, Eckington, Swallownest, and Hackenthorpe holding food parcels to ensure prompt delivery.  

Our aim

To show the love and hope of God by serving our neighbours in times of need and supporting their efforts towards stability.

The aim of the food bank is to provide emergency food to people in short term crisis. It is a simple concept designed to help people in short term crisis by offering free emergency food for seven days for up to four visits (longer if the crisis is not resolved provided the client is working with relevant agencies to resolve their situation.)  

When you are on a low income and have no financial safety net, a sudden crisis such as bereavement, ill health redundancy or marital break up, can leave you unable to feed yourself or your family.  Such situations can then deteriorate in to something far worse. New Hope Food Bank works to help people who find themselves in these situations by directing them to relevant agencies.  The immediate practical help provided by New Hope Food Bank gives the client and the referral agency breathing space to work together to resolve the underlying problems.

If you have any questions about the programmes or want to know more about any of the ministries of the church please fill in our Contact Us form.

Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details here) for our Sunday Service starting at 10:00 am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you will be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access into the building, and a stairlift for anyone who requires as the church meeting is held on the 1st floor.  Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. The disabled toilet is in the main foyer on the ground floor.

Our Service

The main service begins at 0930 am with a warm welcome from one of our team members. Then follows a time of sung worship. We typically have 2 or 3 songs lasting approximately 20 minutes. Sometimes a person might pray out loud or read a small passage from the bible.  We then share news and notices, usually about what’s going on in the life of the church. There will be a sermon that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then finish with a time of worship, followed by tea or coffee and a time of fellowship. 
There is always opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service should you require.

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What about my kids?

We have a great programme lined up for kids of all ages:

  • Seedlings (3-8 years)

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of the notices someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups.  

The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play. 


Getting Connected

Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, please speak with one of the leaders. 

Other Ministries

We also run the following ministries:

  • Furniture project
  • Mental health support
  • Domestic violence support
  • Foodbank
  • Charity shop
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
Email Address:
Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.

Introduction to a couple of the church leaders, further details can be found on the staff and leadership page.

alan - COPY   Dawn
Alan   Dawn
Alan was part of the original church planting team which started the church in 2007. He holds a theology degree from Mattersey Hall, a Pentecostal and Charismatic Christian College. Alan loves to teach the Word of God and is passionate about people being discipled and thereby attaining their full potential "in Christ."   Dawn is married to Martin and has been in leadership since 2010, she is our main Safeguard point of contact.
Dawn has 30 years experience of working in the NHS, She recently took a break to attend Bible College.
Her passion is for overseas mission which has taken her to the Philippines, Kenya and India where she has been involved in both children's work and healthcare, demonstrating God's love in practical ways.
Dawn and Martin have a son, Joshua.
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes