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    The Hayes Church, Kenley

    Emmanuel is working in partnership with All Saints and St Barnabas, Kenley to plant a church for people not already connected to a church. It’s called the Hayes Church as it meets in the Hayes primary school in Kenley every Sunday morning. “The Hayes Church is for everyone, no matter how...

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    Celebration for Langley House Trust

    Emmanuel Croydon is privileged to be hosting a thanksgiving service for the work of the Langley House Trust and the Kainos Community, two Christian organisations which care for ex-offenders. It will take place on Sunday 7th February at 6:30pm. We will be joined by Andy Rider, Rector of Christ Church,...

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    Lent Course – friendship first

    The churches of South Croydon will be joining together to learn more about Islam and how we can relate better to our Muslim friends. The course grew out of an initial response to the 9/11 and 7/7 attacks and is even more needed since the rise of ISIS which has...

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    Soul Survivor 2015

    In late August, 28 young people and a bunch of amazing volunteers, descended into Shepton Mallet in Somerset for the annual Christian festival ‘Soul Survivor’. For those of you reading this who have no idea what Soul Survivor is, it can be best described like this. Close to 10,000 young...

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    Helping refugees in Croydon

    Helping Refugees in Croydon Many of you will have been shocked and saddened by the news of refugees flooding into Europe, often escaping terrible situations in their home countries. Croydon has seen a dramatic increase in refugee numbers, with the Refugee Day Centre in West Croydon seeing 320 new asylum...

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    Revd Louise Ellis

    We are delighted to announce that on 27th September Revd Louise Ellis will be licensed to ministry at Emmanuel Croydon. Previously the vicar of Tatsfield, Louise has taken up a new full time post as Discipleship and Vocations Missioner for the Diocese of Southwark. As such, she will be ministering...

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    Welcome to our new Associate Vicar

    We are thrilled to announce that Ben Jones will be taking up the post of Associate Vicar at Emmanuel Croydon from this Autumn. Ben is currently the curate at St John’s, Folkestone. Before training for ordination, he was Director of Music at St Mary’s, Bredin in Canterbury. Ben is married to...

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    Fire church!

    As the streets surrounding Emmanuel closed to traffic and neighbours took up the Big Lunch 2015 we decided to continue the party! Our evening congregation gathered as church on the lawn with food and fire (and frisbee!), hanging out together in the stunning evening sunshine. Marshmallows came out late as we chatted into the...

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    The Jesus Creed

    Throughout June and July, in both our morning services, we are launching the ‘Jesus Creed’ – as we continue to think about what it means to be ‘making disciples, equipped for life’. The title and themes come from a book by an American New Testament scholar called Scot McKnight (which you can get...

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    Pursuing Spiritual Wholeness

    At our evening services throughout the months of June and July we will be thinking through the theme of pursuing Spiritual wholeness by working through the letter of James. James is a full-on letter all about integrating what we believe with how we live. It pointedly addresses the gaps that...