Diocese of Portsmouth

Hope Spaces

Hope Spaces

41% of practising Christians said that a spiritual experience, or an experience of the love of Jesus, was a key influence in their coming to faith.

We have a vision to see Hope Spaces – pop-up prayer spaces in community places – across our diocese, and the UK, giving thousands of people who don’t know Jesus a chance to experience his love and hope for themselves.

Portsmouth Diocese, 24-7 Prayer, HOPE Together and Thy Kingdom Come invite you to unite churches in your village, town or city to host a Hope Space during or after Thy Kingdom Come 2020 (May 21st to 31st 2020).

Move outside the comfort zone of a church building and look for a public place in which to host your Hope Space. Bring the experience of trying prayer to your community.

Through the 24-7 Prayer movement, people have hosted pop-up prayer spaces in many public spaces, including schools, shop fronts, libraries, cafés, village greens, shopping precincts, and town squares, in pop-up formats like tents, trucks and campervans. Last year, in Petersfield, churches hosted a pop-up prayer space in a vacant high street shop front.

With the vision of Thy Kingdom Come being a global wave of prayer that unites the Church in praying for more people to come to know Jesus, a Hope Space would be a great way to put our prayers into action.