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Everyone is welcome at New Hope Church, no matter what your background or lifestyle.

New Hope Church is made up of people of all ages and backgrounds from across Bexley and has a heart for the community and the people who live here.

We are a Bible-believing church that meets together to worship God, be taught by His word, and grow together as followers of Jesus so that we are equipped to care for and serve the people around us. 

We long to have an expression of New Hope Church established in Abbeywood, Barnehurst, Bexleyheath, Crayford, Erith, Slade Green, Thamesmead and Welling so people all across Bexley can know God’s unconditional love for them.

We are part of a group called Regions Beyond which is part of a wider family of churches called Newfrontiers. We are also members of the Evangelical Alliance.

Meet the team

New Hope Church is led and looked after by a team who work together to take responsibility for the church.

In the Bible, these are often called pastors, overseers or elders. We tend to go with the word 'elders'.

John Masheder

John is married to Paula and has three grown-up children. He works full time for New Hope Church and leads the team.

James Duncan

James is married to Sarah and has two young boys. He also has a job in the leisure business and enjoys a sociable craft beer.

James Lumgair

James is married to Ally and has three young children. He also works for the NHS building digital products.

The church is also served by lots of wonderful people in brilliant teams from trustees to children’s workers.


Everything that happens through New Hope Church is only possible because of your generosity.

The Bible teaches us a lot about handling our money and giving. Giving honours God, blesses the community and resources the church.

The Bible says to give regularly, proportionally (according to income) – and in faith: trusting God to provide.

How to give

Giving: Give regularly by standing order:

Account name: Bexleyheath Community Church*
Bank/Branch name: Lloyds (Orpington Branch)
Account No: 42717160
Sort Code: 30-96-31

If you pay income/capital gains tax, Gift Aid enables us to get an extra 25% from your gift, at no extra cost to you. For us to claim this back from the government we need an up to date declaration form.

Download declaration form

*New Hope Church was formally known as Bexleyheath Community Church. We are in the process of transferring the new name across.


Thank you for enabling us to demonstrate God’s love in our community, our nation and worldwide.

2 Corinthians 9:7

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

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Please don't hesitate to call or message us on 07462 877202.

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Lyndhurst Chapel,
Lyndhurst Road,
Kent, DA7 6DL

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