Hope City Sunderland


Ian & Kat Harding
Location Pastors

Welcome to Hope City Church in Sunderland

We are a pentecostal church with a heart for the people of Sunderland and our region.

Packed full of families, students, young professionals 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.

With all that’s happening around COVID-19 (Coronavirus) across the globe, we are stepping forward with wisdom and as a Senior Leadership Team we have made the decision to move all our Sunday services online.

We are doing this out of sincere love and care for every one of you and and are excited about the opportunity we have to unite all of Hope City Church as one, as we tune into our Online Sunday Experience together.

At this stage, we are planning six weeks of online services and will be making further plans as the latest government information is released.

To join us in this united experience, head to http://online.hopecity.church at 10am.

In addition to this, every location will also be live on Facebook each week for Tuesday Night Live where your Lead Pastors will be sharing their own “Sunday Reflections”.

If you’d need prayer or practical help, do get in touch.

See you ONLINE!

Your Next Steps

Dinner Parties

Our Dinner Parties happen fortnightly on Wednesday nights. They are an opportunity for us to come together for food, friendship and a chance to discuss the message from the weekend and pray together. Click to find out more!

Grow Nights

Our Grow Nights include six practical and inspiring courses designed to grow and strengthen your faith and see you planted in church life. Each of the courses will be happening simultaneously each month, so you can map your way through them.


Our Teams make the vision of Hope City come alive and facilitate our longing to be a church that’s taking ground and growing together.

Let's Go Party

We have freed up one Wednesday each month to give you a chance to get out and party with your neighbours, friends, workmates, college mates and anyone else who could do with your friendship. Let’s be the church: you are the light of the world!


Hope City Sunderland
Tenon House, Ferryboat Lane, Sunderland SR5 3JN

What’s Coming Up


Online Via Zoom

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Polka Tots

Currently on Pause

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She Is: The Gathering

10th May 6 – 8pm | Hosted in our Newcastle Location

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Whizz Kids

For all 2-10s


This is your year!

Young Adults

For all 18-30’s

Neon Youth

For all 11-17s


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

Glory Days (Part Two) It’s Right In Front Of You – Ian Harding
Glory Days (Part Two) It’s Right In Front Of You – Ian Harding

Meet the Team

Ian and Kat Harding

Ian and Kat are the Lead Pastors of Hope City Sunderland. They are both graduates of the Whitefields Leadership College. Ian was a part of the team who launched Hope City Newcastle, while Kat walked through the doors as a student. After 10 years of being a part of the Newcastle location, they recently moved to pioneer Hope City in Sunderland with their young son, Ezra. They carry a steadfast spirit and are committed to seeing the city thrive.