The Hope Centre Macclesfield is an initiative of HOPE IN NORTH EAST CHESHIRE
We are pleased to announce that we will be back with you on Monday 26th October! 9.30am – 3pm!
Thank you for sticking with us and understanding in these uncertain times!
Our staff have nearly completed their isolation and are all safe and well!!
We can’t wait to be with you again safely!
Our Christmas stock has arrived!
We will be doing an Advent book review (follow the link!) every day this week so keep watching!!
See you all soon!!
Our Shop will be open next week from Monday 12th October. Monday – Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm will be our opening hours to begin with. We are temporarily in the Upper Room with sign posts to help everyone find us due to renovation work in our café. We have COVID safety precautions in place and are following all government guidelines to do our best to keep everyone safe. We have our Christmas range out now and lots of cards, gifts and books to suit everyone’s needs! We have missed everyone so much and we are looking forward to seeing you all safely soon!
We are also recruiting a number of positions:
- Trustees – our advert
- Deputy Manager – the job specification, the application form can be downloaded here.
- Kitchen Supervisor – the job specification, the application form can be downloaded here.
COVID-19 statement – but see the text above for an update!
Following the latest advice from the Government, and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to make considerable adaptations to our services for the foreseeable future.
For now, we will not be continuing the face to face delivery of our services and our cafe and bookshop will remain closed.
It is with huge regret and sadness that we will not be able to welcome our customers and volunteers into The Hope Centre for the time being.
However, it remains our absolute commitment to help anyone who needs our support and to continue to be a positive and Christian presence within Macclesfield.
We will be providing our listening service via telephone if you are feeling lonely and need someone to talk to. Please be assured that the team answering the phone are Acorn Listening trained.
Good news is that we will be working with our partnering services within Macclesfield to develop a “Big Give” style delivery of food parcels to as wide an area as possible, We need your patience while we work to set this up.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and update with any changes.
These are challenging times for everyone, but we know that it will end, and when it does, we will be here, ready to bring our full services to the masses.
Until then, we want to say a huge thank you to everyone in our community for their positivity, passion and commitment to our Charity.
Emily, Emma & Trustees
We are based in Park Green, Macclesfield. We function both as a coffee shop, and a Christian bookshop selling books, cards and gifts. In addition we provide a beacon of hope to the people of Macclesfield.
The Hope Centre exists to provide a means by which the churches of Macclesfield and the surrounding area can, in a practical and unimposing manner, reach out to the people of the town with hope and compassion. We look forward to seeing you – you can find our location here.
Find us on Facebook – please like us while you are there – thank you!
The next dates for the Surplus food cafe at 5.30pm and 7.30pm
at the Hope Centre are – however note that all Pay are you feel events are currently suspended (see above)
Friday 20th March
Friday 17th April
Friday 22nd May
Friday 19th June
See http://hopecentremacclesfield.org.uk/archives/387 for further details and locations and dates for the cafe on tour!
Roy Godwin and Dave Roberts are running a Blessings course which started on 8th May in the afternoon, see the link for further details!
An Alpha course is currently being run at the Hope Centre – see here for details.
Opening Times –
Monday – Friday 9.30 – 5.00 (Last Orders 4:30pm)
Saturday 9.30 – 4pm (Last Orders 3.30pm) * Sunday Closed
We are always keen to have more volunteers – read here for what’s involved. Pop in and see Emily or Emma and ask for details.
Some comments from our volunteers on what a session gives them:
- “Companionship & service” – serving the community
- Meeting people from other churches
- Working with others
- Learning new skills
- Doing something useful!
- Offering a listening ear when needed
If you wish to hire any of our rooms contact Emily or Emma.