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Who are we?


Stephen Lloyd has been our pastor since 2008. He is married to Hannah and has four children. Before becoming a pastor he worked in scientific research and also as a postman. In addition to his work for the church, Stephen works part-time as a researcher and lecturer for Biblical Creation Trust.

photo of Stephen Lloyd.


We are an independent church, and we believe it is important to work together with other like-minded churches. We are part of the Association of Grace Baptist Churches (SE), the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC), and the Kent Gospel Partnership.

As part of our commitment to serve other churches in Gravesend and beyond, we organised the Equipped317 Bible conference from 2015–2017. These were one-day conferences designed to equip Christians, from the Bible, to serve God in an increasingly secular culture. Recordings of all the talks are available on the Equipped317 website.

logo of Equipped317.
Images of Equipped317
part of the congregation.
Pete Williams speaking at the conference.
the bookstall.
eating lunch outside at a table.


Although we meet in a Victorian building, Hope Church began much more recently. Our history is under construction – coming soon!

Images of chapel before and after restoration
derelict chapel in need of renovation.
derelict chapel from the outside.
morning worship in newly decorated and renovated chapel.
renovated chapel with lights shing out in welcome.