A space to discover God for yourself

A Christian Church full of hope, nestled between Wollongong and Sydney.

A space to discover God for yourself

A Christian Church full of hope, nestled between Wollongong and Sydney.

Be set free from fear, worry addictions and stress

Find a family of faith to
belong to

Discover true meaning and purpose

A church family to belong to

Let us help you connect and grow in your faith

There must be more to life…

Have you felt the growing sense that there has got to be something more?
The Bible says that God “planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart [a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God]”.
If you’re done with going with the flow and want to know The Truth for yourself, we would be honoured to help you to discover God and get to know Him personally.

Hope Stories

Be inspired and meet the family
  • PJ’s Hope Story

    If you are looking for hope then you have come to the right place and we would love to connect with you and help you get to know Jesus and grow in your relationship with Him.

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  • Shona’s Hope Story

    If you are looking for hope then you have come to the right place and we would love to connect with you and help you get to know Jesus and grow in your relationship with Him.

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  • Pat’s Hope Story

    If you are looking for hope then you have come to the right place and we would love to connect with you and help you get to know Jesus and grow in your relationship with Him.

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  • Marilynn’s Hope Story

    If you are looking for hope then you have come to the right place and we would love to connect with you and help you get to know Jesus and grow in your relationship with Him.

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  • Lionel’s Hope Story

    If you are looking for hope then you have come to the right place and we would love to connect with you and help you get to know Jesus and grow in your relationship with Him.

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  • Emmanuel’s Hope Story

    If you are looking for hope then you have come to the right place and we would love to connect with you and help you get to know Jesus and grow in your relationship with Him.

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  • Juliet’s Hope Story

    If you are looking for hope then you have come to the right place and we would love to connect with you and help you get to know Jesus and grow in your relationship with Him.

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  • Sue’s Hope Story

    If you are looking for hope then you have come to the right place and we would love to connect with you and help you get to know Jesus and grow in your relationship with Him.

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  • Trish’s Hope Story

    If you are looking for hope then you have come to the right place and we would love to connect with you and help you get to know Jesus and grow in your relationship with Him.

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  • John’s Hope Story

    If you are looking for hope then you have come to the right place and we would love to connect with you and help you get to know Jesus and grow in your relationship with Him.

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  • Jason’s Hope Story

    If you are looking for hope then you have come to the right place and we would love to connect with you and help you get to know Jesus and grow in your relationship with Him.

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  • Alex’s Hope Story

    If you are looking for hope then you have come to the right place and we would love to connect with you and help you get to know Jesus and grow in your relationship with Him.

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  • George’s Hope Story

    If you are looking for hope then you have come to the right place and we would love to connect with you and help you get to know Jesus and grow in your relationship with Him.

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  • Sue’s Hope Story

    If you are looking for hope then you have come to the right place and we would love to connect with you and help you get to know Jesus and grow in your relationship with Him.

    Take The Next Step

  • PJ's Hope Story
  • Shona's Hope Story
  • Pat's Hope Story
  • Marilynn's Hope Story
  • Lionel's Hope Story
  • Emmanuel's Hope Story
  • Juliet's Hope Story
  • Sue's Hope Story
  • Trish's Hope Story
  • John's Hope Story
  • Jason's Hope Story
  • Alex's Hope Story
  • George's Hope Story
  • Sue's Hope Story

At Hope Church, you’ll find:

The Power of God

Experience God transform your life and set you free from fear, worry, shame & addictions

The Love of God

Encounter the love of God as you spend time in His presence

Bible Based Teaching

Truth that sets you free and doesn’t bend with the times

A Loving Family to Belong to

We are certainly not perfect but we are known for the love and acceptance we show others

Lionel & Briga Rattenbury

Senior Pastors

There’s one thing we know for sure, that God transforms lives.
We know this to be true because He transformed our lives and it’s our desire to see Him transform others. We don’t pretend to have all the answers, but we are committed to pointing everyone towards the One who does.
That’s why we will only ever provide Holy Spirit-led, Bible-based teaching.

How can we help you?

Get help from a Pastor

We are here to help and will keep everything you say private

Ask questions about Christianity

Work through life’s big questions with someone you can relate to

Join our services online

Engage with our worship service, right from your own home

Latest News

Keep up to date with all that is happening at Hope Church 2508

We can meet again in person from Sunday 24th October

Great News! From Sunday 24 October we are meeting in our church building at 3/23 Cemetery Road, Helensburgh. We meet at 9:30am each Sunday. Everyone is welcome regardless of vaccination status. 120 people are permitted in our adult service and 77 kids can attend our Kids program. Unvaccinated children do not have to be accompanied by a vaccinated adult. We are committed to keeping people safe and will follow closely all Government requirements.

Our Latest Sermons

Watch our latest service or navigate through the playlist for previous services

We love our community

(Because our community is awesome!)

Community
Pantry

Providing low cost groceries to those in need in our community, with love!

Hope Youth Centre

Building and operating a free youth drop in centre in Helensburgh dedicated to tackling youth suicide and mental illness through providing a safe and nurturing environment for young people

Hope
Kitchen

A community kitchen loving and serving the people of Port Kembla

A church for the whole family to belong

Fun kids and youth programs where young people can encounter God and flourish in a safe, faith-filled environment.

What do I need to do to receive this new life?