Reach, Teach and Preach

For our Ministry Team and Elders please click here


The rest of our Team.....


Finance - Louise Hattersley 

Hi I’m Louise. I have been married to Nev since 1999 and we have been involved in several churches since I got saved as a teenager in 1988. We have 2 grown daughters Molly and Lucy and 2 dogs Olive and boo.

We have been at New Hope for since 2011 and I am involved in various aspects of church life supporting Oly on the leadership team.

My main ministry is dealing with the finances of the church, offerings, paying bills and preparing quarterly accounts etc. If you have any questions about any financial issues don’t hesitate to come to me for a chat. Louise.



 People of the Word- Nev Hattersley

Hi I’m Nev. I’ve been married to Louise since 1999 and we have 2 grown up daughters, Molly and Lucy.

Louise and I have lived in Bradford all our lives. We have 2 dogs. Olive and boo and I am a lifelong Liverpool football supporter.

We have both been involved in church life for 30 years since getting saved in our teens.

My responsibility at New Hope is supporting Oly  on the leadership team. I also lead our People Of The Word ministry. We meet on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday night of each month, 7.30 to 8.45; to study the bible and learn practical skills with a Christlike attitude.

We have been at New Hope since 2011 and my passion is to equip Christian men and women for godly living by teaching biblical truths about who we are in Christ.

Join us on Wednesday evenings in church for some fun and teaching.


Pastoral Care - Wendy Hewitt & Ellen Brookes


I have been retired since 2007 from Buttershaw High School (now BBEC), working on the admin team. I have 2 grown daughters and 3 grown grandchildren.

I am joint carer for my grandson aged 23 who has autism. 

I have been a Christian since I was 25 and New Hope has been my spiritual and worship home since 2013. During this time I have been involved as part of the pastoral care team visiting the sick and housebound and helping in various ways as needed.



After a 40yr Career as a trained nurse, I have now been retired from the NHS for 10yrs. 

I have 2 grown up Children, who are based in Birmingham and Australia, and I have 4 wonderful grandsons!

I have been part of the fellowship for many years, and alongside Wendy I oversee the pastoral care at New Hope. 

At New Hope we want to  really care pastorally for people, and this often means supporting people through times of crises or indeed when people are ill. 

In a practical sense this involves hospital visits and visiting the housebound, offering practical and emotional support. We have a lovely team of folks who visit people on a weekly basis. 

We want everyone in the church to be able to access the care which they might need, on occasion this involves signposting people in more complex situations to outside agencies. 

We pass on any concerns to Oliver and the leadership team, these concerns are then on occasion put on the church prayer chain so that as a church we are mobilized to pray, (although this only happens on request, and confidentiality’s are maintained at all times)

If you want to be part of this team or are in need of support do not hesitate to make contact.


Children's groups

0-15 age

Run by our experienced and DBS cleared team that includes- Tracey B, Louise, Lorraine, Karen, Wendy, Ellen, Maggs, Nev, Jen, Mandy and Chantelle.  



16+ College & Careers - Oliver & Lorraine

Oly and Lorraine head up the College and Careers group that typically meet at the Evans family home/lodge.

We have lots of things planned for 2020, not least a trip to Switzerland at the end of February early March. 

We love to go out for meals, enjoy various trips to Nandos and visits to HCF youth

Chantelle and Karolyn act as under-leaders and assist Oly & Lorraine in leading this group


Silver linings group 60+. David & Rita Empson

David and Rita are husband and wife and have two grown up daughters and many grandchildren! David is retired and Is an octogenarian!

Both David & Rita have been Christians for many years and are a wonderful blessing to us all at New Hope. David brings a wealth of experience and a deeply rooted prayer life and is very much a father in the church house, and they are both deeply loved by us all!

Silver Linings group.

David & Rita head up our ‘silver linings’ group! We go out to eat on the last Friday lunchtime of the month and have visited several places over the past year.

It’s a time to enjoy fellowship and fun, to enjoy food and good company.

As we meet typically at lunchtime, it tends to be people who have retired or who are free during the day! But do please feel free to join us- we have good food and great conversations.

We usually have a good crowd of folk who come out, why not join David & Rita or indeed invite a friend. It’s been great to see wider family and friends join us.

Please note you don’t need to have grey hair to join us, everyone is welcome!


Ladies group- Jennifer Earlington 

Hi All,
It is with great pleasure I will be serving the Ladies. We will do an event three times a year. The aim is for Christians and non Christians to know we are precious to Our Lord.

“How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!  Psalms? ?139:17 NKJV??

I am out of my comfort zone, knowing that The Lord wants us to Reach, Preach, Teach, Inspire, Encounter, Serve, be loyal and generous moves me toward feeling the fear and doing it anyway.



Men’s group - David Wilford

I was born early 60’s and born again in 1990 and was an elder at Holme Church for 11 years

I am married to Diana andw e have three grown children Rebecca, Conner & Joshua

I went to Kingdom Faith Bible College 2004-2006 and have a passion to see people saved, set free and grow in their relationship with Jesus


The vision for the Men's group is for men to support & grow in relationship with each other, Jesus and to strengthen their faith.

Events we have done are:

Golf driving range

Walking football and a great event held in a pub to share and support each other about mental health 

We have a men’s WhatsApp group for sharing and supporting each other in a safe environment

A few new events for the next year that we are looking to have include:

Mini golf, Go Karting, a curry night, prayer night

It would be great for you to come along and join us.


Worship- Fiona Marshall



Our worship team/s of musicians and singers. 

Fiona, Paul, Neil, Quincy, Suzie, Tracey, Carol, Lorraine, Christine, Sheila, Peter,Karolyn, Vicki, Mark, Mandy     




Evangelism- Alison Wilson 


I am married to Pete and have two grown up daughters, but no empty nest syndrome as I have my own staff wellbeing and resilience building company which has been running for the last 16 years.

I am heading up the Evangelistic ministry and have a passion to see those that don’t know Jesus experience his healing and restoring love.

My favourite verse is Proverbs  11v30  'The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life and he who is wise saves lives’.

My heart is to provide opportunities for us all to reach our friends and the local community.



Welcome Team - Sheila and Neil Pearson

We have been Christians for many years, Sheila since childhood, Neil since the age of 28 when he responded at a Billy Graham event at Bradford University.we have known Oliver and Lorraine for a long time and we were married by Alan when we worshipped at Holme United.

We have been given the privilege of leading the 'Welcome' ministry which deals with how we take care of people who pay us the honour of visiting New Hope for a wide variety of reasons. It will include oversight of our welcoming on the door, the creation of a welcome pack for visitors, and helping people considering joining us to feel quickly part of us, we will seek to gather a team of people who feel God may be calling them to serve in this area.



Website and social media - Ian Lomas

I was born and raised in a Christian home and became a Christian in my teens. Having moved to Yorkshire over 30 years ago I didn't have a regular church home until I became a member of New Hope in 2011. I have been married to Vikki since 2006 and between us we have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.

I maintain the Church website, Twitter feed and Facebook page to keep everyone informed as to what events are coming up for the Church and what we have been doing.

It would be great for you to like and share what we do.

Supported by the team of Molly, Lachlan (written word) and Joel (videos)




Special Events - Carol Furness 

Carol was born and raised in London. Moved and adopted by Yorkshire some decades ago; Carol has been part of the church here for nigh on thirty years. New Hope is my spiritual home and I embrace my church family within its midst.

With a strong belief that you have to put the best in to get the best out, and a heart to serve, my passion and enthusiasm lies in seeing other people happy. As such, being Special Events Ministry Team Leader sits well with the creative, flexible, energetic, innovative skillset I believe I possess.

Combine them with an eye for detail, great communication, negotiation and administrative skills, if you need to coordinate an event, come drop the details with myself and the team.


Buildings Management


Prayer/Prayer Chains - Bette Crookes & Theresa Morancie.  


If you have nothing to do on Wednesday mornings why not join us?

We meet at 10am for a prayer meeting at the Church, yes I said a prayer meeting, not a dull and boring, but lively and friendly. yiou don't have to pray out loud if you feel you can't, just come along and see for yourself how it works.

We lopok forward meeting new friends ino God's presence. Tea, coffee and biscuits afterwards




Newsletter- Lachlan Rabbetts




Safeguarding - Jen Earlington

If you feel someone is being hurt or will hurt themselves then I am the person you should tell. All is in confidence unless support is needed from others.  Hurt can include neglectful, physical, mental or verbal behaviours.

Our aim is for everyone who volunteers with vulnerable people to have training.


First aid provision - Sophia El Woods & Mandy Briggs


For our Ministry Team and Elders please click here