Emmanuel is recruiting!

6th August 2020

We are recruiting a part time Children’s worker!  Do you know someone who is creative and fun, great at communicating with children and good at being organised?

Please pass this on to your friends and colleagues and anyone you know who might be interested.

The role is for 15 hours a week, including Sundays until the end of April 2021. There is flexibility on some hours, to fit around for example study or other work, and this can be discussed at interview. The deadline for applications is 12pm midday Friday 21st August.

The job advert and application form are on our website, https://www.emmanuelcroydon.org.uk/job-vacancy-childrens-worker-part-time/

This fixed term role has become available as Becky is moving on. The Children’s steering group have kindly agreed to take on the co-ordination  of our Children’s work in the short term while we take time to consider how best to replace Becky.  We’d be most grateful of your prayers and help in spreading the word about this opportunity at Emmanuel.

Update from the PCC and welcome to our new Warden

2nd May 2020

Dear Friends

In normal life the last Sunday in April would have been our annual parochial church meeting (APCM) but as we can’t meet together all Anglican churches have delayed the meeting until the Autumn.

Some of our PCC and Deanery representatives have stepped down in April. Please join us in thanking them of their commitment and service to our fellowship.  The people who have stepped down are:

  • Sue Baker from the PCC
  • Peter Gowland as a Deanery Synod representative
  • David Lawton who is standing down as Church Warden

They have all been wonderful to work with and we will miss each of them.

The PCC is more than quorate and we will not be recruiting at this time to fill most of the posts. However, Pete Burt has been nominated and agreed to be our Acting Warden until we can hold the election. Pete has the full support of the PCC  and we warmly welcome him into the role.

Ben Jones                            Wendy Riches                    Esther Barradell  

Associate Vicar                   Church Warden                 PCC secretary

Emmanuel on Easter Sunday – A Church Without Walls 11 April 2020 – online service tomorrow

11th April 2020

Dear Emmanuel,

ONLINE SERVICE AT 10 AM
Please join us tomorrow at 10am for our online Easter Sunday service to celebrate the resurrection of Christ and all that means for us and our world.  The good news of Easter is more important now than ever!

This Sunday we bring to you an online service with Ben Jones, Stuart Burke, Simon Smith and Ninma Sheshi.

Although they are all participating from their homes, we can watch the beautifully edited and put together podcast thanks to our video editors Rachel Chrystie and Ben Cooke.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

1. Bible reading for this week is Luke 24:1-12:

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” Then they remembered his words.
When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.
2. All songs lyrics and liturgy will be on screen, but if you would rather print them out, they are attached below. Also attached are chords charts for musicians. 

Song Book For April 12, 2020 LYRICS.pdf

Song Book For April 12, 2020 CHORDS.pdf

HOW TO WATCH AND JOIN IN

CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR EASTER SUNDAY ONLINE SERVICE

If you need some instructions on how to join our service CLICK HERE.

AUTOMATIC SUBTITLES IN YOUTUBEBelow we have attached instructions if you would like to add subtitles over the video.

How to Turn On YouTube Subtitles

DON’T FORGET…
Peter Graystone will be broadcasting a special Easter Sunday podcast, which will be available for you straight after 10am service on our YouTube channel; click here to access.
We really hope you enjoy our online service tomorrow. See you there!

God bless,
Emmanuel Team

How to join Emmanuel – Church Without Walls for services and events

10th April 2020

While we’re not able to meet as a church in person due to COVID-19 we’re going to be live streaming our Sunday services on YouTube at 10am each Sunday.

Here’s some simple step-by-step instructions on how you can join us on your smart phone, tablet, computer or smart TV. Click on the link below to access out YouTube channel where we stream our services, podcasts and events.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Once clicked this should open the live video in a separate window or within the YouTube app. If you already know your way around YouTube you can subscribe to our channel by searching for ‘Emmanuel Croydon’ within the YouTube search bar. Make sure you click on the notification bell as well as the subscribe button, that way you’ll get a notification each time we go live or upload a new video.

Following rigorous testing we’ve found that some phones and tablets that don’t have the YouTube app installed will open the link in your web browser. You might see a black screen with a countdown clock instead of graphic similar to the one above. If you do, you’re in the right place but you will need to refresh the page at 10am to join the live stream.

CLICK HERE FOR AN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO ON HOW TO WATCH OUR VIRTUAL CHURCH LIVESTREAM ON YOUR SMART TV

Emmanuel – A Church Without Walls – 9 April 2020

9th April 2020

‘I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,  being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.’
Philippians 1:3-6

Please click here for the latest video update from Becky Frost.

Things to thank God for …

  • all the work that the team have put into preparing for all the Holy Week services, Passover Meals and Messy Church
  • the Tech team who have been supporting those with IT challenges and who need support to get on-line to stay connected with family and friends
  • new volunteers supporting in new activities like video editing or supporting those in need at this time, in mind, body and spirit.

EASTER AT EMMANUEL – Thur 9th to Sun 12th April

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Our Easter services and events this year are solely accessible online as detailed below.

All services and events below that are marked with an asterix will be available online via our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/c/emmanuelcroydon

Links to individual services/events will be available via the home page banner of the church website prior to each service.

MAUNDY THURSDAY – 8pm

  • Click here for Sermon podcast* from Jeremy Davies
  • Christian Passover Meal (with instructions and words) for families & friends to share at home or online

Passover Maundy Thursday.pdf 

Maundy Thursday Reflection.pdf 

GOOD FRIDAY – 10am*

EASTER MESSY CHURCH – Sat 11 Apr 11am*

EASTER EVENING PRAYER – 8pm*

EASTER SUNDAY – 10am*
During our Easter Sunday celebration we are going to share communion together. Please have with you some food and drink to share. Ideally this might be some bread and red wine/ribena, but it could be orange squash and cookies, but that’s fine! Let’s commemorate and celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus together.

EASTER SUNDAY PODCAST
Peter Graystone will be broadcasting a special Easter Sunday podcast via our YouTube channel, which will be available for you straight after 10am service.

EMMANUEL ALPHA ONLINE

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An Emmanuel Alpha Online course will be running after Easter.  This is an opportunity for people who would like to know more about the Christian faith.

Emmanuel Alpha Online starts on Thursday 16 April, from 8-9 pm (just after the NHS clap!).  You can sign up by visiting the church website here:

www.emmanuelcroydon.org.uk/whats-on/courses/emmanuel-alpha/

It is completely free, and if you find it’s not for you, then you are welcome to drop out at any point!  Once you have signed up, you will get more information.

The format is to watch a video, then discuss questions together in small groups.  The course duration is 11 weeks.

Please don’t hesitate to contact one of us if you’d like to know more welcome@emmanuelcroydon.org.ukToday we ask you to pray …

  • for our government and health organisations, including for the recovery to full health of our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson
  • for those who are struggling financially because of the effects of the Coronavirus
  • that the church, local, national and international, can find a way to appropriately celebrate the wonderful news of the death and resurrection of Jesus this Eastertide


Contact us

If you or anyone you know needs help, please contact us via:

Email:  care@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk

Tel:  020 8688 6676 (calls are being redirected)

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/groups/emmanuelcovid19/

God bless

Emmanuel Team

Emmanuel – Church Without Walls – update 6th April 2020

7th April 2020

Dear Emmanuel,

‘The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer.’
2 Samuel 22:2

Please click here for Ben Jones’ latest video update.

THINGS TO THANK GOD FOR …

  • “Emmanuel COVID-19 Care” facebook page providing a link to care@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk where anyone can receive “mind, body and spiritual” support through our amazing care team.
  • Praise God for people like Charlotte and Maddy who are delivering items to those in need.
  • Communities which have been built across Zoom including Toddlers’ singalong, book club, virtual breakfasts and dinners, young people’s groups, children’s drop ins and quiz nights.
  • Home Groups and Prayer Groups which are meeting to encourage each other, through prayer and bible study.

GOING DEEPER
Sermon Podcast
Clive Lewis-Jones has recorded a more in-depth Sunday sermon.  Please click the link below to listen.

Bible Study Notes
If you would like to think further about what Ben talked about in Sunday’s sermon, you may like to use the Bible study notes from our Going Deeper series attached below, on the theme of humility.

Humble – 05-04-20.pdf 

EASTER AT EMMANUEL – Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 April

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Our Easter services and events this year are solely accessible online as detailed below.

All services and events marked below with an asterix * will be available online via our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/c/emmanuelcroydon

Links to individual services/events will be available via the home page banner of this website prior to each service.

MAUNDY THURSDAY – 8pm

  • Sermon podcast* from Jeremy Davies (available via YouTube from 8pm on Thursday)
  • Christian Passover Meal (with instructions and words) for families and friends to share at home or online

Passover Maundy Thursday.pdf 

GOOD FRIDAY – 10am*

Please join us as we hear from various characters whose lives Jesus touched and as we reflect on the sadness and the sorrow, the wonder and the world-changing events of that first Good Friday.

For this service permission has been granted to use the book ‘The Day the Earth Shook’ by Helen Buckley, illustrated by Jenny Brake, published by 10 Publishing.  It can be purchased at www.10ofthose.com.

EASTER MESSY CHURCH – Sat 11 Apr 11am*

Join us for Easter Messy Church Online – it will include all your Messy Church favourites: craft, cooking ideas, singing, a Bible story and prayers.

EASTER EVENING PRAYER – 8pm*

Online “Evening Prayer” style service with time for stillness, reflection and prayer.

EASTER SUNDAY – 10am*

Please join us to celebrate the resurrection of Christ and all that means for us and our world.  The good news of Easter is more important now than ever!

OTHER RESOURCES
Maundy Thursday reflection from Emmanuel Prayer Team

Maundy Thursday Reflection.pdf 

THIS WEEK WE ASK YOU TO PRAY …

  • for wisdom and energy for our government as they seek to lead us through this pandemic. Pray especially that Boris Johnson will recover quickly and that the rest of his team will be able to be effective in his absence.
  • for all those across the developing world who are seeking to cope with Coronavirus and its effects without the infrastructure and resources we have in the UK.
  • that Emmanuel would continue to get linked in with other local charities and government initiatives in order that we can play our part as fully as possible as we look after the vulnerable in our local area.

Contact us

If you or anyone you know needs help, please contact us via:

Email:  care@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk

Tel:  020 8688 6676 (calls are being redirected)

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/groups/emmanuelcovid19/

God bless

Emmanuel Team

Emmanuel – Church Without Walls

19th March 2020

Please click here to watch our first Emmanuel video. We will be sending
these out regularly to provide some information and possibly even some
inspiration! We hope they will provide a useful way to stay connected
and to find out all the exciting things that Emmanuel will be up to.

Don’t forget, if you need anything, please email
care@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk.

Emmanuel Coronavirus Update

17th March 2020

Dear Emmanuel,

‘Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal rock’
Isaiah 26:4

As you will know, the situation regarding Coronavirus is changing very rapidly and having increasingly widespread consequences. This is an anxious and concerning time for many, and we want you to know that we as a church will do everything we can to provide practical, emotional and spiritual support for all those in our congregation and parish. We place our trust in the Rock of our salvation and will continue to seek to demonstrate God’s love and bring a message of hope to our community.

We have assembled a team of people to help us think through how we can respond to the impact of the Coronavirus and are drawing up some exciting plans for how we can be a church without walls. Over the next few days we will be sending out lots more information, but here’s what you need to know for now:
1. Following advice from the Archbishops we are suspending all church services and events with immediate effect. These include home groups, life groups children’s and youth groups, prayer groups and Sunday services.
2. We are cancelling all external bookings in the church and Emmanuel Centre.
3. We are encouraging our fabulous staff team to work from home.

The most important thing I can say to you is that our building is closed, but our church is very much open and very much alive! We, the people, are the church, and God is calling us to stand firm and step out. It’s not going to be easy, but we have a glorious opportunity to discover God in new ways and help others to do the same.

We will be in touch again soon with lots more details, resources and ideas, including how we support the most vulnerable, how we can worship and grow in our faith, how we can pray together, how we can have fun together and how we can shine God’s light in our community. In the meantime, perhaps you could consider:
a) Is there someone in your street who needs your help?
b) Is there someone you could ring up and encourage?
c) What gifts might you be able to offer to our church and community at this time?
d) Is there someone who’s not very good with technology whom you could help so they can stay connected?

If you find yourself in difficulty of any sort, please don’t hesitate to be in touch. We are the body of Christ and we stand together. Please email care@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk for pastoral matters and office@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk for practical matters. We will endeavour to check the office answerphone every day or two and will send out details of a new office mobile soon.

God bless,

Ben, Wendy and David
Associate Vicar and wardens

New Office Administrator

21st January 2020

We are delighted to announce that Jill Bishop is joining our team on Monday 27th January. Jill will hold the part-time post of Office Administrator. 

Jill has been a member of Emmanuel for over 20 years and brings a wealth of experience of working in a Christian organisation and admin.

Please pray for her that she settles quickly into her new role here.

New Vicar – advertisement is now live!

4th November 2019

The Diocese of Southwark and the Church Pastoral Aid Society invite applications for the post of  Vicar Emmanuel Croydon

Emmanuel is a large, lively evangelical church with much potential for growth. We long to be re-energised by a vision-builder, gifted preacher and collaborative leader. We are 12 miles south of London, with an Electoral Roll of 373, a strong tradition of ministry to children and families, and community service to the vulnerable. We want to grow in depth and to love more radically and deeply as we share the good news of Jesus.

We are looking for a:

  • Vision-builder, with a passion for intentional discipleship, prayer and evangelism, who can form and equip a leadership team to purposefully deliver it
  • Gifted preacher and teacher who loves the Bible, and prophetically brings its message in a relevant way
  • Collaborative leader, sensitive to everyone’s needs, yet not shy of change and able to manage it wisely.

For further details contact Kathy Burch: patronage@cpas.org.uk

Apply at: http://pathways.churchofengland.org/

Closing date: 3 December  Visits/Interviews 20/21 January

This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS

Parish Profile:  EmmanuelCroydon Parish Profile V4 (final)

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