Associate Vicar Vacancy

15th October 2021

Join a growing team in a lively evangelical church with a heart for discipleship and mission.

For further information and to apply, please click here.

For an informal discussion with the Archdeacon of Croydon, please contact the Archdeacon’s PA

The closing date is 18th November 2021 with interviews to be held on 16th December 2021.

This post is subject to DBS enhanced check.

Associate Minister for Youth, Families and Children

27th August 2021

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Minister for Youth, Families and Children.

This is a leadership role for an ordained minister or experienced youth worker who will be responsible for overseeing Emmanuel’s ministry for the 0 to 25 year olds. The role includes working with children and young people, teaching them in a relevant and engaging manner, and developing ways to connect with others in the community. 

The role also involves leading, overseeing and training teams of staff, volunteers and supporting families in discipleship.  As a member of the Church’s senior leadership team the person will help shape and implement the strategy for Emmanuel’s ministry to 0-25 year olds.

The rationale and outline for this role at Emmanuel is contained within the job advert below together with a full job description and person specification.

The appointment is being managed through the Church of England’s Pathways portal – please click the button below to register and apply for the role:

Persons applying must be committed Christians, and be able to work with our existing staff and volunteer teams.  This role is subject to a DBS check.

Applications must be received by Friday 24th September 2021. Interviews to be conducted in November 2021.

Voluntary worker role

16th July 2021

We are seeking to appoint a new voluntary worker to start in September 2021.  The role will be to work with the Young Families Ministry Co-ordinator and support various ministries within the Church.

To apply, please provide a written piece explaining in 500 words or less why you would like to volunteer with Emmanuel.  A job description is attached below.

Applications should be sent to and please email us if you require further information.

The person must be a committed Christian, and able to work with our existing members of staff.  This role is subject to a DBS check.

Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 6th August.

Sunday Morning Service Patterns

9th June 2021

On April the 18th we had a day of services themed “looking back, stepping forward” to enable us to mark a new chapter in our life as a church.

Back then I suggested that if there was a line in the sand on that day it was a faint one – throughout the return towards normality (and we still have a long way to go) it has been difficult to discern any singular moment of transition.

This continues to be the case, but as 21st of June and a possible further easing of restrictions approaches I wanted to say a little more to our current plans for our Sunday morning service. You can read it here.

John Adams

Virtual Mission Concert

14th January 2021

Please join us for the Virtual Mission Concert on Saturday 23rd January at 7:30pm via zoom.
A link to the concert will be sent out nearer the time.  Members of Emmanuel, friends and family are all welcome to watch the show.
We will be raising money for two of Emmanuel’s mission partners; The Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation and Jack and Sarah Winterburn, who are about to start work at a church in France. There will be an invitation to make donations during the concert and the method of payment and all other details can be found on the website –

Some brilliant acts are already being prepared, but there are still opportunities for you to take part. The concert is not just for experienced musicians, it would be great to have contributions from people who may want to perform their party piece and some people have already offered to do a spoken word item. The audience will be delighted to hear a surprise performance from someone unexpected.

If you are thinking of giving a performance and you would like to discuss an idea, please get in touch with me on 07905 250692. Otherwise you may like to visit the section of the website called, Technical Help for Performers, and there you will be able to download some notes that will help you make a video at home. The deadline for videos is Monday 18th January and instructions for sending them to the tech team are given in the notes.

Simon Smith

07905 250692

Verse of the Year

11th January 2021

Our verse of the year brings the sense of connection that comes from being a church family of God, joined together and giving each other the support we need to as we look to and find our strength in Jesus.

Listen to John Adams and Natasha Burt as they discuss Emmanuel Croydon’s Verse for 2021:

From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”

Ephesians 4:16

Advent leaflet

26th November 2020

Over this weekend (28/29 Nov) we will be distributing a leaflet to every household in the parish. This leaflet includes a Christmas message from Ben, a “Meet the Vicar” article from John, details of our various events in the run up to Christmas and much more.

A copy of the leaflet is attached below.

Please feel free to share the leaflet with others you have contact with – either electronically or by downloading the leaflet and printing it off

The Realisation – Out Now

5th October 2020

Emmanuel Worship’s debut album is out now! It is available to download and stream from anywhere you can listen to music. 


The songs come from a group of songwriters at Emmanuel Croydon who write from the heart of our local church. The project was funded by the wonderful people of Emmanuel Croydon.

These songs form the worship language of our church, a language that informs and inspires an entire culture of worship of Jesus Christ. We hope and pray that these songs can inspire a similar culture of hope, grace and love in Jesus for everyone who hears them.

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,

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.

Join in with our Online Sunday Services

17th May 2020

Afternoon Emmanuel,

I do hope you enjoyed this morning’s online service as much as I did. The services have been so amazing and everyone involved in them is absolutely brilliant!


They’re missing a certain something


So while we’re not able to worship together in the same room I’ve had this little idea…

What if we could all be on the screen worshiping our socks off!?


I would love it if as many people as possible could film themselves grooving, dancing, being silly and/or doing the actions to the song King Of Me. (if you don’t know the actions don’t worry, just make them up!)

Eli and I did a little test video to show you what I mean:


So if you’d like to get involved here’s some simple step by step instructions:

1. Set up your camera to film HORIZONTAL and press record

2. Play the example video of me and Eli from another device nice and loud and give me four claps in time with my claps at the beginning of the video. This will help us sync everybody up.

3. Get grooving! Show me your best moves! Have fun with it! It doesn’t need to be perfect it just needs to reflect you and your family.

4. Send me your videos!! They’ll probably be too big to email so if you’re savvy with Dropbox or other file sharing sites use that. If not I would recommend using Just go to that website (it works on your phone), follow the on screen instructions, and send the video to

Just a head up, in sending us your videos you’re giving us permission to include them in a video that will be available to the public on YouTube.

I’ll need all videos to be sent by the end of this coming Thursday so I’ve got time to put it together for next Sunday 24th May.

Thanks everyone!


Stuart Burke Music and Worship