Shropshire Hope is an initiative to draw together Christians from across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin to pray for secular | social | spiritual leadership. We also seek to present the latest Christian thinking on a range of topics which help Christian’s more fully partner with God in His mission to this area.

Our vision is to see community transformation as the Good News of Jesus is proclaimed and demonstrated in our lives. We help facilitate various activities and events and by being a permanent resource to the Church and individual Christians.
We take our inspiration from the words of Isaiah 58:12 (New Living Translation):
“Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities. Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls and a restorer of homes.”

As such – we are pleased to highlight the following event:

Catalyst Youth Ministry Retreat Saturday 15th February

Description – We are delighted to partner with the Catalyst Youth Trust to support their Youth Ministry Winter Retreat.

Please book in: Eventbrite

Time: 09:30 – 16:00 GMT Add to Calendar

Location: Cloverley Hall Christian Conference Centre, Whitchurch, SY13 4PH      View Map

Cost: Adults – £18

13 – 16 year olds – £10

0 – 12 years – FREE

For the past few years, Catalyst Youth Trust has hosted winter retreats for youth and schools workers from across the region. The winter retreat aims to breathe life and vision into our friends from around the area, and it’s for this reason that this year, we’re also inviting your team and your family along. Catalyst Youth Trust Retreat 2020 Version











One of the most frustrating things about coming home from a spiritual retreat like this is that our families haven’t been on the same journey. It’s for this reason that we’ve asked Ruth & Dave from Rising Brook Church to come and lead our children and young people.

Hannah Holland will be leading worship for us, and Rick, her husband, will lead the adult ministry for the day.

Both Rick & Hannah have a background in youth and children’s ministry, and we’re looking forward to having them with us on the 15th Feb.

So whether you’re planning to come alone, with your team or your family, we’re sure that you’re going to have a great day with us.

Rick and Hannah Holland

Rick and Hannah have been married for 16 years and have three children. They love God and people. Having both grown up in church, they know the difference that God makes and want to love people the way He loves them. This nudged them to reimagine church as they knew it and to begin to learn to love people without agenda. Alongside their day jobs, they set up ‘The Living Room’ which revolves around three words: refuge, hope, and purpose.

Rick and Hannah want to inspire others to allow these words to become part of their make up so that they not only encounter these things for themselves as a part of a community, but that they understand that they too can become people who provide refuge for others, instill hope and encourage others in their purpose, if they allow God to influence their everyday lives.

Youth worker breakfast and grant funding

Many of our friends from around the area also attend the youth worker breakfast, which is a partnership between Catalyst Youth Trust & Shropshire Hope. The funding for the youth worker breakfast has been channeled into the 2020 winter retreat so that we can offer a much more comprehensive day. This will include a hot lunch, youth provision, and a quality retreat programme a low cost.

Please find attached the audio recording (the quality is not great but really worth listening to) of Tim Alford speaking at our Youth event in March 2019. Tim focussed his talk on understanding and then reaching Generation Z, those born roughly between 1997 – 2012. His Powerpoint slides are also included:

Meet Generation Z – Keynote

Please look through the website and join with us as we: SHwebsitepicture

  • Inspire initiate prayer
  • Facilitate and support local mission
  • Coordinate and plan various events
  • Help establish an on-going legacy of hope for the future

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