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Knowing Jesus and Making Him known



Hope is found in Jesus 

We actively and passionately share the gospel, through word, action and through the power of the Holy Spirit.


Hope is expressed in Family

We are a hospitable and welcoming church where all can experience the grace, care and love of Father God, in relationship with others. We believe God is community and so we are committed to being an authentic expression of this. A people that shares life together and help to meet each other’s needs.


Hope grows in Encounter

We are a charismatic Spirit filled and led church. We intentionally pursue God’s presence through prayer, worship, the baptism of the Holy Spirit and expectation of the gifts of the Spirit. We take time to listen, reflect and respond to what He says to us.


Hope develops in Learning

We are dedicated followers of Jesus, learning, serving, growing in faith and discipleship. We apply the Bible to our lives and seek to experience the dynamic work of the Holy Spirit who leads us into truth.


Hope Transforms

We seek to bring transformation through generosity and the pursuit of justice, serving our local community in practical ways. We offer hope, healing, the supernatural and restoration to the broken, vulnerable and poor. We support others who serve internationally through prayer, finance and sending teams.

Our Story

We are a charismatic community church based in South Norfolk, serving the towns of Diss and Harleston and the surrounding area.

DC3 (Diss Christian Community Church) began in 1948, and are members of The Evangelical Alliance, a partner church with 24 7 prayer  and part of the Pioneer Network.

Our story started in August 1947 when a Christian evangelist came to Diss. A large group of people heard the gospel of Jesus and they became Christians. In 1948 they formed an Assemblies of God church and appointed their first pastor.

In 1955 the church purchased a property in Mount Street Diss, where meetings continued for the next 30 years. Over those years many changes took place and in 1985 it was decided to establish a new church called Diss Christian Community Church (DC3). There were 29 members in total.

The following year the present site in Vinces Road was purchased. Phase 1 of the building was completed within 18 months and the church moved in. Phase 2 of the building, which includes the Sports Hall, was completed in January 1997, with the hope that it could become a part of the community and somewhere that was welcoming and open to all.

In 2005 we began a new congregation in Harleston, which initially met in a small upstairs room in the Leisure Centre. This part of Hope Church now meets in the Archbishop Sancroft school.

In October 2017 DC3 became part of the Pioneer Network of Churches and in February 2018 we launched Hope Church.

Come along and join us on a Sunday morning to learn more about what we do or get in touch with us here. We would love to meet you!

Meet The Team


Graham Blake

Church Leader


Kim Boardman

Administation Manager


Sam Wilkes

Children & Youth Coordinator


Oliver Boardman

Youth Leader

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