Church is not just about Sunday – it’s about the communities in which we engage during the week and the friendships we create.

Dinner parties are the midweek communities of Hope City Church designed to create a welcoming environment in which people can talk openly about faith in God, share a meal and build friendships.

Everyone does better when they belong to a family. We need people we can lean on in times of trouble and who we can celebrate with in the achievements. Family life is a core value of Hope City Church and we encourage every person who has made Hope City their home to be part of one of our midweek communities.

Dinner Parties are an opportunity for us to come together around a table for food, friendship and a chance to discuss the message from the weekend and pray together. If you would like to sign up for a Dinner Party today, please contact

Dinner Parties begin on Wednesday 27 September and run in 3-block weeks, so for this year:

27 Sep | 04 Oct | 11 Oct

25 Oct | 01 Nov | 08 Nov

22 Nov | 29 Nov | 06 Dec

Check out the Dinner Party venues below:

Aston  – Liz & Miran Muthiah
Aston – Dario & Catherine Lanera
Aston – Simon  & Olivia Bolton
Aughton – Stuart & Gemma Otten
Chesterfield – Rob & Liz Wakeling
Dinnington – Phil & Maggie Bough
Hillsborough – Leah Chilengwe + Paul Widdowson
Hillsborough (We are Woman) – Sue Henderson
Howbrook – Martyn & Gail Street
Kimberworth  – Gavin & Janine Gray
Nether Edge – Wale & Funso Olarinde
Norfolk Park  – Jonny & Trisha Russell
Sunnyside  – Karl & Jeanette Downes
Tankersley – Graham & Lydia Blois
Waverley – Jim & Debs Epton

Family-friendly Dinner Parties

Hackenthorpe (Family) – Graham & Maria Smyth
The Megacentre (Family) – Kyle & Sabina France
Various venues (Mums & tots ) – Sabina France

Young Professional Dinner Parties

Norfolk Park (Young Professionals) – Lou Durham
Norton (Young Professionals) – Tristan & Jess Shelley

Mosborough (Young Professionals) – James and Charlene Dacre

Young Adult Dinner Parties

Aughton (Young Adults)  – Jo & Lois Willis
Brinsworth (Young Adults)  – Brandon Knight & Lydia Beck
Intake (Young Adults)  Natasha Pollitt + Luke Hitchen
Wicker (Young Adults) – Haylee Potter + Steph Mwangiru
City Road (Young Adults) – Jack & Matt
City Centre (Young Adults) – Hannah & Solomon

Student Dinner Parties

Cathedral (Uni Students) – Nikki A and Lizetta B
West Street (Uni Students) – Tom A and Rebecca Annoh
Bar One (Uni Students) – Brian Maweu and Becky Webb
Train Station (Uni Students) – Bryony and Joe S
Wicker (Uni Students) – Jess Smith and Callum R-W
Cathedral (Uni Students) – Caroline M and Kevin K

Neon Youth Dinner Parties

Neon – College Boys – Matt Wharton
Neon – College Girls – Sorcha Rooney
Neon – Yr 7 & 8 Boys – Dumile
Neon – Yr 7 & 8 Girls – Jess and Daniella
Neon – Yr 9, 10 & 11 Boys – Brandon & James
Neon – Yr 9, 10 & 11 Girls – Natasha & Constance