Place of Welcome - “Drop-in Café”

 The “Drop-in Café” is open on a Tuesday morning from 9.00am until 10.30am in the Community Room at Hope Hamilton CofE Primary School, Sandhills Avenue, Leicester LE5 1LU.  We have signed up to the National network of “Places of Welcome”.

There are five guiding principles which all Places of Welcome agree to - known as the ‘5 Ps’. They were developed by people running Places of Welcome and it is these guiding principles that hold the network together.

Place:                    A hospitable and accessible building, open at the same time every week – for us this generally means term-time only as we share the building with the School.

People:                   Open to everyone regardless of their circumstances or situation, and staffed by volunteers, a group of people who are committed to making it happen.

Presence:               A place where people actively listen to one another.

Provision:              Free refreshments (at least a cup of tea and a biscuit) are on offer along with basic local information.

Participation:         Recognition that every person coming to a Place of Welcome will bring talents, experiences and skills that they might be willing to share locally.


We also provide some toys for small children to play with, and recent activities have included instructions on knitting and sewing – with a sewing machine available and a very creative instructor to inspire the learning of new skills.

Please come and join us if you are able to - and help us build community in the wonderful district of Hamilton in the City of Leicester.


Christmas 2020

Sunday 20th December, 10.30am - at Hope Hamilton School.

Sunday 20th December, 4pm - Carol Service:

Tuesday 22nd December, 7pm - Sing Christmas:

Thursday 24th December, 4pm - Crib Service:

  • CLICK HERE to join the Zoom service.
  • Remember to dress up as a character from the Nativity!

Christmas Day - at Hope Hamilton School.

Sunday 27th December - NO SERVICE.

  • CLICK HERE to join the Church of England service for that day.


We meet at Hope Hamilton School


Jesus said ‘I have come that they might have life, and have it in all its fullness’ John 10:10


elcome to the Hope Hamilton Church website! We are part of the Church of England and are here to serve God and the people of Hamilton. 

You can also find us on YouTube and on Facebook.

For details of our services (including our EASTER EVENTS) visit our Sunday Worship page.

You are very welcome to come and be part of this community and we hope to be able to welcome you soon! Please contact Ed if you would like to know more.

Rev. Ed Down, Minister for Hamilton
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07541 904042.



Hamilton is a conventional district within the parish of St Mary and St Barnabas, Humberstone and is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer, PSO. The Diocese of Leicester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

If you have a safeguarding concern, then please contact our local Safeguarding Co-ordinator who is Mayo Jolaoso (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or send a message to Ed.

If you wish to speak to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, or to someone outside the church, their contact details are at