Inspiring the Church to Mission ~ it’s in our DNA!

With Roy Crowne

The Wessex Filling Station Keynote Speaker for April 2017 is Roy Crowne.

Roy is HOPE Together’s Executive Director and is a respected leader and evangelist whose vision for mission is simple yet far reaching. He simply wants people to get to know Jesus in a personal way through the local church; and the local church to become a thriving hub within the local community.

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Born in the East End of London he experienced a rough upbringing which taught him to be streetwise and shrewd in life. He wasn’t ‘churched’ as a youngster but came to faith aged 16 through someone sharing their own experience with him. In two weeks flat he devoured the Bible, reading it from cover to cover and then not really knowing what to do – he had an idea! He went to see the headmaster at his school and asked about saying something in a school assembly! However, the headmaster didn’t like taking assemblies so he gave it back to Roy and told him to get on and do it! And so the young evangelist was born!

Roy worked for 13 years as Director of Youth For Christ, then went on to set up HOPE Together with Andy Hawthorne and Mike Pilavachi. After 2 successful national campaigns he is back with the team to roll out the new HOPE 2018 Initiative – a year long Mission of HOPE!

As Roy Crowne comes to us to inspire us into action he has also planned meetings with church leaders from across the conurbations of Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole. Here the Wessex Leaders Lunch will be hosted at St Mary’s Ferndown The Beacon Centre please follow this link to read the article.

A Time of Growth and Networking between Churches

The HOPE 2018 Initiative is going to be a time of growth and networking between churches, church leaders and their congregations as they turn to each other in support and mission so that they can work together for the good of their local communities.

This in not one to miss!


Read the Full article on the Wessex Filling Station Website:

Date & Time:

  • Thursday Evening 27th April 2017
  • 7:30pm ~ 9:30pm
  • (Doors Open) 7:00pm / 1900hrs with Refreshments
  • Doors Close: 10:00pm

Cost Free Event:

This is NOT a ticketed event. Free entry on a first come first served basis. The Village Hotel ‘Inspiration Suite’ Auditorium seats 200 with overflow for 50+ standing in the Inspiration Bar directly adjacent to the main suite. This is a another great opportunity for the church to come together in unity and lift high the name of Jesus.


The Village Hotel Bournemouth

The Village Hotel Bournemouth
Wessex Fields,
Deansleigh Road,

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