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Graham Hooke

Pastor at New Day Church (Retired)

Graham joined Calvary Christian Fellowship in 1978. His main role was as a worship leader before joining the full-time staff in 1993 and becoming senior leader in 1997. Previously he was Deputy Headteacher of a Penwortham primary school. He has recently led the church in transitioning to New Day Church, an ethos change as much as a name change - a place where people can make a fresh start in life.

He and his wife, Ruth married in 1980 and have two grown-up daughters, Sarah, a GP and Lydia, a student, and three grandsons.

New Beginnings

Jesus and the Church

Stop Worrying and Start Living

Rebellion: The Golden Calf and the Corruption of the Beautiful.

Israel in Egypt - Worship, work and slavery.

Harvest of Thanksgiving

Spirit Filled Proclamation

Actions Speak Louder.

Not me Guv!  -  A Matter of the Heart

Finding Joy


"It's all too much!" - PS

"It's all too much!"

Healthy Relationships

Serving the Servant King


Self Control


Acts of the Spirit

An Unlikely Story - Christmas 2022

Christmas Sundays

Ephesians - a church to die for


How one people’s struggle and deliverance created a platform for the restoration of God’s presence to humanity and thereby set the tone for the entire history of the Church.


JESUS in big lettersThe Gospels give us a brilliant picture of a compassionate and fearless teacher who was loved by many but made enough enemies to suffer an early death at their hands. Later, the apostle Paul wrote about him like this:

Colossians 1:15,17
He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation... and in him all things hold together.

These words give us a starting point for our new series, exploring JESUS in big letters, searching the Scriptures for as complete a picture of Him as we can find. But a picture only hangs on a wall and looks nice. The real JESUS is actually calling His followers to be like Him, not to be two-dimensional images looking nice, but 3D human beings, living like He did! That’s some challenge – but it is what we are being transformed into!

Romans 8:29
For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn, with many brothers and sisters. NLT 

2 Corinthians 3:18
And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. NIV

James - Living Faith (Summer 2014)

From May to July we're taking a break from John to hear from James, the brother of Jesus, who made it plain that belief and faith is evidenced in how we live our lives. Good deeds matter. How we speak and act is really important. That's what this is all about. Living faith.

John's Gospel (Spring 2014)

During 2014 we began to look at stories from the Gospel of John. This good news about Jesus, as told by John, is quite different in style and content from the other three Gospels. It includes phrases that have become part of our language and heritage: "You must be born again..." "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life..." "I am the Light of the World..." and "The Word became flesh and dwelt among us..." 
John wrote his account of Jesus' life so that, as he put it in John 20.31, "you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name".
Who is Jesus? Why did He come? John answers these questions in a way that is as relevant today as it was in the 1st century. For those of us who are already familiar with these stories, they are well worth a fresh study as we seek to interpret them intelligently into our 21st century world.
We looked at some of the key stories and the I AM sayings of Jesus between February and Easter 2014, culminating in a full reading of the Gospel on Easter Saturday. It's a matter of life...and death. In the summer we'll be looking at some of the other stories from John that we missed out in the first pass. 
Below are the talks in the series to date with links to the notes.
All talks are available on CD from CCF. Future talks will be available for download, one sample of this series is available below.
9th February     Baptism in the Spirit - John 1:19-34 (George Thomas)  Notes
16th February   It's all about Jesus - John 1:1-18; 35-42  (Graham Hooke)  Notes
23rd February   Born Again - John 3  (Paul Jackson)  Notes
2nd March        All you need is love - John 4 (Derrick Bannister)  Notes
9th March         I am the Bread of Life - John 6 (Graham Hooke)  Notes
16th March       I am the Light of the World - John 8 (LJ Warren)
23rd March       I am the Good Shepherd - John 10 (Paul Jackson)  Notes
30th March       I am the True Vine - John 15 (Graham Hooke)  Notes
6th April           I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life - John 14 (Graham Hooke)  Notes
13th April        The King! - John 12:12-19 (Paul & Miriam Grave)  Notes
20th April        I AM the Resurrection and the Life - John 11/20 (Graham Hooke)  

Journey to Joy (Christmas 2021)

Just Jesus

A seven-part series looking specifically at Jesus, who he is, what he really did, his master plan for us and how we should respond.

Light in the Darkness

Christmas Series 2020

One-Off Talks

Partners & Friends (New Year 2014)

Friends of Calvary Christian Fellowship

Anyone can be a friend of Calvary Christian Fellowship. You don't have to agree with all our beliefs and our statement of faith to be part of the community of our church, to come along to meetings and to play an active part in the life of CCF. To hear more about us and about being a friend of CCF you will find a short talk about it in our Partners & Friends Series.

Follow this link to find an application form for becoming a friend of CCF. We will email you our weekly Friday Feed, which includes information and links about our activities and events along with a few words of encouragement and inspiration. We won't give/sell your details to anyone else and if you decide to stop being a friend, we won't chase you and we'll take your details off our church records.

Partners of Calvary Christian Fellowship

Our church no longer has members as if people were joining a club, Instead we invite those who want to be more committed to our vision and who have chosen to make us their local church, to become partners with us. This does involve more than being friends, with an expectation that you will make three commitments to our church, as followers of Jesus Christ. These commitments are explained in three talks, which you can watch via the links below, in conjunction with a course we run about partnership.

Use the links below to access the videos and notes of these three talks..

Sunday January 12th    A Place to Belong   Notes

 The video of this talk can be viewed here.

Sunday January 19th    A God to Worship and Serve

The video of this talk can be viewed here.

Sunday January 26th   Reconciliation Sunday   Notes

Sunday February 2nd   A Love to Share

The video of this talk can be viewed here.

Information about our PARTNERS AND FRIENDS COURSE can be found here.


River Deep Mountain High


When did you last climb a mountain? Not just Beacon Fell – a real mountain! It’s a challenge for many of us that becomes beyond our physical limitations as we grow older. We are content with low level walks beside rivers and streams.

God often met, and still meets, with people on mountains. Moses, Elijah, Peter, James and John and many more are just a few examples. The good news is that we don’t have to climb a mountain to meet with God! But if you can it might be worth the effort! Many people in Bible times also had encounters with God beside – or even in (!) - rivers, Naaman, Jesus, Lydia amongst them.

There is actually nowhere we can go in life that is beyond God’s reach! That is good news for anyone who wants a relationship with Him, not so good if you’re running scared! But, in this summer 2016 Bible series, we’ll be exploring life-changing encounters with God in our series, “River Deep Mountain High”.

To access the talks as they happen, click here, select a title and then scroll down for an audio link / visuals.

Series - Galatians

Series - A New Day

Series - Clash of Two Kingdoms

Series - Timothy: Honouring God

Sermon on the Mount

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