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    Advent at Emmanuel Croydon This year we will be marking the season of Advent by using a series of daily readings and reflections together as a community.

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    FNP Saturday Sleepover

    On Saturday 22nd November 60 children and 20 leaders arrived armed with sleeping bags and roll mats ready for our Friday Night Project Saturday Sleepover!

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    Speaking of Dying

    Question: For what would 90 people leave their warm, comfortable homes and trek through dark, wet, windswept November streets? Answer: An opportunity to talk with others about their own demise. Death Café, in which groups of people meet over tea and cake to talk about death and what that means for life,...

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    Soul Survivor 2014

    This summer 22 young people and their leaders went to Soul Survivor in Somerset: Christmas Dinner in a tent, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Card Games, lots of fun & laughter, and worshipping and getting to know Jesus better and what that means for each of us!!  

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    Emmanuel to Brighton Cycle Ride

    On Saturday, 27 of the Emmanuel Cycle Group cycled to Brighton in support of The Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation, completing 5,000 miles for the season. They are hoping as many people as possible will each sponsor them 1p/mile (£50) towards the foundation. For more info on the DSM Foundation and how...

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    C.S. Lewis

    On 22nd November 1963, three great men died within hours of each other: Aldous Huxley, C S Lewis, and John F Kennedy. The deaths of the first two were eclipsed by the tragic circumstances of the third and today much of the news will be about the anniversary of Kennedy’s...

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    Croydon Churches Floating Shelter 2013/4

    Starting on New Year’s Eve, Emmanuel Croydon will be hosting the Croydon Churches Floating Shelter for the homeless on Tuesday nights. It is a fantastic opportunity to offer the homeless people of Croydon a warm meal, a safe place to sleep, a chance to chat and be heard. There are...

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    FNP Saturday Sleepover!

    Saturday 16th November saw 55 seven to eleven year olds descend on the church hall for our very first Friday Night Project Saturday Sleepover! We started by having dinner together before heading over to the ‘Watney Cinema’ where we scoffed yet more food (freshly made popcorn – yum!) whilst laughing...

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    Happy Halloween?

    Many families who ‘celebrate’ Halloween don’t actually think about what they’re celebrating. For them, Halloween may be an opportunity to offer hospitality, and to build a greater sense of community with friends and neighbours. (Both of which are Christian values!) We may distance ourselves from Halloween events for good reason, but in so...

  • Climate Change – a Christian response

    Bishop David Atkinson, who was once a research scientist, took us from the London Olympics opening ceremony and Danny Boyle’s stunning depiction of the industrial revolution, to the bible’s depiction of God’s rhythm-giving, boundary-setting creativity to challenge us about our response to the present dangers facing the natural world.  He...