Hope City Leeds

10:00AM | Church Online

Chris & Gosia Denham
Lead Pastors

Welcome to Hope City Church in Leeds

We are a pentecostal church with a heart for the people of Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, York, Huddersfield, Wakefield and the regions of West Yorkshire and beyond.

Packed full of families, students, young professionals, empty nesters and everyone else – we aim to connect each and every person to the life changing message of Jesus Christ through the power of God’s community, His Church. Everyone is welcome.

Due to the current health crisis we will only be holding an online service. Please join us Sunday 10am at online.hopecity.church

Your Next Steps

Try Alpha

Alpha is a great opportunity to explore the Christian faith and has been attended by millions of people all around the world. Check it out!

Your Pathway to Grow

Grow nights take place once a month on a Wednesday night and give you the chance to progress step by step through our ‘Pathway to Grow’.

Online Dinner Parties

During this current health crisis – our Dinner Parties have gone online. Meeting every week at 7:30pm you can now stay home and make friends.

Build His House

Our Teams help make our services possible and create an amazing atmosphere for people to arrive and connect with each other and with God!


Whizz Kids

Our Whizz Kids aged 2 to 10 have their own church service every Sunday during the main service! With worship time, games and an engaging message about Jesus, all run by our amazing Whizz Kids Team.

Neon Youth

Our Neon Youth ministry is for all 11-17s. We have events on Fridays held at a city venue (see our Calendar for details) which include worship, life relevant messages and tons of fun and games.

Students & Young Adults

Our YA & Student ministry is a group of people who unashamedly want to reach their world with the gospel of Jesus. We meet within Dinner Parties, as well as our YA Nights where we create friendships, worship God and reach out to the young adults of our city.


We are a creative church, and we believe that there is a spark of creativity in each of us that’s put there by our creator God! If you have a skill or talent or you just want to try something new, jump on board!

She Is (Women)

The women’s ministry of Hope City Church has gatherings running throughout the year for every woman in the life of the church, Check out the calendar for upcoming events!


The men’s ministry of Hope City Leeds has events happening throughout the year – we are being purposeful about building brotherhood and impacting our world for good.


The Met Hotel
King St, Leeds, LS1 2HQ

What’s Coming Up



Neon Online

Connect via Instagram live
7:00 pm




9:25 am



Online Service

Join our Live-stream at http://online.hopecity.church
10:00 am



TUESDAY NIGHT LIVE with Ps Chris & Gosia

Join us on Facebook Live at facebook.com/hopecityleeds (for both Leeds & York locations)
7:30 pm

Meet the Team

Chris and Gosia Denham

Chris and Gosia are the Lead Pastors of Hope City Church in Leeds and York. Having completed training at Cliff (Bible) College in Derbyshire, they joined Hope City in Sheffield where they serves as Student Pastors for 8 years. In 2005 they moved to Leeds to head up our location. They have two children, Joel (15) and Ania (11).

Robert and Mary Tailby

Robert and Mary are our Assistant Pastors overseeing the Pastoral side of church life. Mary is also our Finance Administrator. Having joined the church in 2016 they soon became an integral part of helping people find new life and transformation in God. They have been married nearly 30 years and have two adult children, Caz and Ben.

Tom and Lucy Shaw

Tom and Lucy Shaw are the Executive Pastors overseeing our services and ministry departments. Tom by day is a Quantity Surveyor and Lucy is on staff for Hope City Leeds, working behind the scenes to ensure that the church runs smoothly, mentoring Interns and working closely with Pastor Chris to drive Hope City Leeds towards its next big thing. They have one young daughter, Evelyn.

Alex and Huei Pitcher

Alex and Huei are Hope City Leeds’ excellent Teams Pastors. Huei has been part of Hope City Leeds for over 8 years. Alex became a Christian in 2014 and got stuck into the family straight away before the pair got married in 2016 and took on management of all our Teams. If you want to know what’s your next step in church life – they’re the people to talk to.

Akin Amusan and Candice Witherden

Akin and Candice are our Creative Pastors. They joined Hope City Leeds as students in 2014 and have served on the worship ministry from the beginning. They love to teach, sharpen, and enhance the best in everyone. Together they help create an amazing atmosphere of praise and worship across all our meetings. Plus they’re soon to be married!!

Gomolemo and Becky Nyakale

Goms and Becky are our Young Adult & Student Leaders. They joined Hope City Leeds as students in 2014 and got stuck in from the start, becoming family quickly and remaining key members of the church leadership. Goms also works for Hope City Central’s media department and Becky works as a caseworker for City Hearts… and in case you’re wondering – it’s pronounced Homs 🙂

Precious Sikaonga

Precious is our brilliantly enthusiastic Whizz Kids Pastor. She attended Hope City Sheffield for most of her life and then moved to Leeds as a student in 2016. Precious loves to dance and has choreographed many of Hope City Leeds’ special dance items for our big special events. You’ll find her most weeks surrounded by excited kids discovering Jesus and all he brings.

Abbie Young

Abbie is our fantastic Youth Pastor. She recently graduated from university and has been part of the church since arriving in the city to be a student. With an amazing creative touch – Abbie also helps oversee our Social Media and photography teams and then just recently took on the role of Youth Pastor.


Listen to the latest messages from Pastor Chris Denham and team, preached live at Hope City Leeds. We hope that this resource will equip and inspire you in your walk with God.