WORSHIP GOD IN
ALL WE DO
We can worship God not only with music, but with our whole lives. We want every thought, word and action to be an act of worship to Jesus and for every area of our lives – be it work, sport, our finances or our songs – to give God glory.
Before One Hope Project even began, we were a group of friends who wanted to support each other in our personal faith journeys. Through our love of worship, creativity and community, this grew into the One Hope Project you see today. First and foremost, that community spirit hasn’t left us, and we still continue to journey together. But we also have a ministry to the Church - helping God’s people worship Jesus in spirit and in truth and encouraging them to creatively express their worship to Him. Let’s look back on the journey!
It all began back in 2011. Through CELEBRATE, a small crowd of us had begun to lead worship at Joel’s Bar and consequently we started to write music together. A few of the band decided to organise a live recording of these songs in Brighton.
A passion developed in us to bring the worship we’d encountered at these events and other denominations into our Catholic contexts.
We launched our bi-weekly worship night No Agenda hosted in South East London. The focus of the night was following the Holy Spirit, fostering a family feel where everyone is welcome, eating together, and sharing together.
We released our second album Let it Sound - 14 original tracks co-written by our band and produced by our in-house producer.
We released our first solo EP - A New Heart by Jack Pugh.
We ran our first ‘Worship Day’ in Central London - a day dedicated to teaching on creativity and worship.
We released our latest album ‘YOU’ and hosted a launch party in London to celebrate.
The OHP band continued to lead worship all around the UK, approximately 20 events every year.
We coined our name; One Hope Project became One Hope Project!
Our first album ‘Live with Friends and Angels’ was recorded in Brighton.
The focus of friendship and community with a larger group than just the band was always at the centre from the very beginning.
2014 - 2016
No Agenda continued to run in the community house that four of One Hope Project were living in. We welcomed approximately 500 people through our doors over the years.
The OHP band were leading worship at events all around the country - both Catholic and ecumenical events.
By 2018, we had approx 25 young worshippers who were invested in One Hope Project. We began to formalise the running of OHP, voting in a chair, running teams to help with the ministry side of things and launched a Vision Day and an AGM.
We coined our values which all of OHP are committed to - worshipping God in all we do, unity, creativity, making an impact and encouragement.
Partnering with Anglican church St Paul’s Shadwell, we ran our second Worship day event.
Maximilian, one of the OHP band, released his debut solo EP, Heaven’s Getting Heavy With Rain, under the One Hope Project banner.
A strange year for the whole world but God gave us amazing opportunities to keep worshipping. All of our community events went online, including No Agenda which has meant we have been able to gather with people from across the country, not just in London.
We launched 5 Gather Online episodes on YouTube, our new online service, and saw thousands of people all over the globe be touched by the Holy Spirit. On our Pentecost Sunday episode, we partnered with The NSC and later in July we teamed up with theASCENT to do a special for Catholic teenagers.