Hope! Church is the current name of a coming together of Bridge Christian Centre and Edinburgh City Church. Bridge Christian Centre was formed in the 1930’s in Musselburgh. Edinburgh City Church was a church plant by the current Senior Ministers. Although the early foundations of the church were in Musselburgh it has long been the spiritual home of people outside Musselburgh. Now the church sees itself as existing for Edinburgh and the Lothians as it has members representing all these Council areas.
The church has been part of the Assemblies of God in Great Britain since its inception in the 1930’s. The Assemblies of God is the largest or second largest Christian church in over half the countries of the world. The Assemblies of God is part of a broader Christian movement which is the fastest growing in the world, and one of the largest Christian groups on the planet.
The church has always been committed to being relevant and contemporary and has a great record of working with children and youth.