Come and enjoy the many and varied creative achievements of our service user volunteers and at the same time give your garden vibrant colour this summer by picking up a range of ornamental plants, vegetable seedlings, herbs and craft items made in the garden for a donation. Whilst here you can experience storytelling in our garden yurt, take part in percussion workshops and enjoy other music throughout the day, service user poetry readings, children's craft activities and light refreshments.
Our annual Celebration Service is on Wednesday 22nd March, 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Watford. This is an occasion for us to join together and thank God for His provision, committing our future plans to Him. We will be joined by many church leaders from across Watford, including Tim Roberts who will be leading the address. It would be lovely to see you there.
The annual sponsored sleepout in the grounds of St Albans Abbey will be taking place on Friday 2nd December 2016. New Hope will be one of eleven charities that will benefit from this event and we would love you to take part. The event runs from 9pm-7am and there is access to toilets and hot drinks throughout the night.
Come and enjoy the many and varied creative achievements of our service user volunteers and at the same time give your garden some colour this autumn by picking up a range of ornamental plants, vegetable seedlings, herbs and craft items made in the garden for a donation. Whilst here you can experience storytelling in our garden yurt, take part in percussion workshops and enjoy other music throughout the day, service user poetry readings, children's craft activities and light refreshments.
Entrance to garden is through the gate between 62-64 Rickmansworth Road. Entry is free.
11.30 Percussion jamming in the yurt
12.00 Storytelling(Growing Good)
12.30 Service user poetry reading
1.00 Watford Central primary school choir
1.30 Storytelling (Growing Good)
2.00 Percussion jamming in the yurt
2.30 Service user poetry reading
We usually have a celebration service on New Hope's birthday in March. This year it falls in Holy Week and so we have decided to do something a bit different this year as not to clash with other church activities.
We will be hosting a Frugal Supper for a limited number of guests on Friday 4th March at the Haven Support Centre (4 Whippendell Road, Watford, WD18 7LU).
You are invited to join us for a formal dinner but, where you would normally expect to receive a three course meal, you will only be given a bowl of soup and some bread. The evening's entertainment will be provided by the fantastic Watford-based music group, Luxford.
At the end of the evening, guests will be asked to leave a donation of what they would expect to pay for a three course meal if they went out to a restaurant.
The idea behind a frugal supper is to highlight the contrasts between those of us who are fortunate enough to afford a nice meal at a restaurant and someone who is homeless just being glad of a warming bowl of soup.
To reserve a seat at the Frugal Supper please contact Nafisa on 01923 227 132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, why not run your own? If you have a church or community hall with a kitchen, you could put on a frugal supper there. Or you could approach a local hotel and ask them to host. All they need to do is provide the soup and bread.
- More details coming soon -
Do you have a head for heights or want to conquer your fear?
An evening of music for voice, cello and piano, including works by Purcell, Britten, Puccini, Rachmaninov and Bach.
On Sunday 14th June 2015 thousands of people will be taking part in the St Albans Half Marathon for the charity of their choice. Will you join them?
Lot's happening, including music, crafts and a chance to pick up some plants for a donation!
From Thursday 30th April until Saturday 23rd May, an exhibition of artwork created by service users from the Community Market Garden will be on display at Watford Museum.
Written by our late co-founder, Janet Hosier, (with Christian writer Liza Hoeksma) Entertaining Angels tells the story of how New Hope began. It was first published in 2007, just a year before Janet sadly passed away.