Hope City Sheffield



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Jo & Lois Willis
Lead Pastors

Welcome to Hope City Church in Sheffield

We are Jo and Lois and we are really glad you’ve found us!

We have been part of this church for over 30 years collectively, and believe now, more than ever before, that God has a unique plan for the people of South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire.

We love God and His church and are passionate about people discovering Him too. Our dream is firstly to help people personally find the life-transforming power of Jesus, and then for them to live full and faith-filled lives the Bible promises, as a result. We want people to ‘flourish in the house of God’ as Psalm 52 describes.

Another of our greatest desires is to create a unique and diverse family for people to belong to. In a world where people are searching to find their fit, the Bible says that ‘God places the lonely in families’ Psalm 68:6.

Our team would love to meet you, help to connect you into the family and celebrate you as you thrive as you grow in God, in His house, and in his plan for your life.

We’re excited about seeing you soon!


The Megacentre
Bernard Road, Sheffield, S2 5BQ

What’s Coming Up

Connect Week

12th-16th October


15th October

YA Service

16th October

Sunday Service

18th October


Whizz Kids

Every Sunday at 10:30am we run a special online service just for our Whizz Kids! With worship time, games and an engaging message about Jesus, all run by our amazing Whizz Kids Team – join the party!

Neon Youth

Our Neon Youth ministry is for all 11-18s. We run Youth Alpha every two weeks on a Friday! It’s a place to build healthy friendships, find out about Jesus and have fun!

Students and Young Adults

Our Student and YA Ministry is a huge part of all we do- with hangouts, socials and YA Services, we build family and friendships that will stick for life. We have Connect Groups across the city, so make sure you get connected in.

Young Professionals

Our YP ministry is all about celebrating and empowering those of us in the workplace. We all have a calling, we all have gifts and talents and our vision is to do this together over brunch, our Connect Groups, on a Sunday and beyond.


The vision for our women’s ministry spans across all generations; Daughters for our Youth, Sisters for our Students, YAs and YPs, She Is Mums, and We are Woman for our over 35s.


The men’s ministry of Hope City Sheffield kicked off with a bang a couple of years ago at The Heist men’s conference. With events happening throughout the year – we are being purposeful about building brotherhood and impacting our world for good.


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!

Business Colab

For all professionals and entrepreneurs – we believe that God called each of us to a work place, and we each have gifts which equip us for our work. The Business Colab runs events through the year designed to grow you and provide networking opportunities.

Gemma Otten
Community Director & Pastor

Community Response

Hello, Gemma here!

I am the Community Director and Pastor at Hope City Sheffield.

I have lived in Sheffield for 13 years and married to my amazing husband Stuart and have a very active 8 year old son, called Freddie!
Our passion is to love our city, its people and its communities!
We love the city of Sheffield and we aim to meet the gaps in society with fun, vibrant and relevant programmes and projects for all generations.
In the middle of this Global crisis we believe we should be responding and take a responsibility to help with the local need.

 To stay connected to all we are doing and how you can be involved with our community outreach work, click on the button below.

Your Next Steps


Alpha is a great opportunity to explore the Christian faith and has been attended by millions of people all around the world. We are hosting Alpha Online and would love for you to join us. Check it out and register for free.

New Christians

Have you recently decided to become a follower of Jesus and are wondering what’s next? Or are you wanting to explore faith a little further and need some guidance? Then we would love to journey with you and would love to celebrate with you- whatever stage you’re at!

Connect Groups

Church is not meant to be limited to a building one day a week, and so during this Covid semi-lockdown season many people have made great connections with others through midweek activities such as our Connect Groups. In a World of isolation we are being intentional in finding new, creative ways to be able to connect with others.

Grow Night

Once a month on a Wednesday night at 7:30pm, we all congregate online via Zoom, then split off in one of our many Grow Night streams.

Dream Teams

The dream of Hope City is to become a growing church full of people, connecting to both God and each other. A place where people can belong, grow, build and go and our Dream Teams help this happen.

Meet the Team

Jo & Lois Willis

Gavin & Janine Gray

Dan & Julia Houghton

Kyle & Sabina France

Morayo Abdul

Sorcha Rooney

Rebecca Annoh

Yoti Body-Lawson

Simon & Claire Parkinson

Stu & Gemma Otten


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

Hi there!

Have you recently joined us for one of our services? Would you like to keep up to date with all that is happening in Hope City Sheffield? Would you like prayer or someone to talk to?

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