Children’s Ministry Coordinator (Age 3-11)

14th December 2021

We are seeking to appoint a Children’s Ministry Coordinator (Age 3-11).

This leadership role is responsible for the programme of activities for children and young people, mainly from age 3 through to school year 6 but including some work up to year 9, which enables Emmanuel Church Croydon to achieve our vision outcomes.

The role also involves leading, overseeing and training teams of staff, volunteers and supporting families in discipleship.

Church-owned accommodation is provided for the better performance of duties in a two bedroom terraced house situated close to the church.


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.


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.


The appointment is being managed internally through the church office.

To apply please send your completed application form to office@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk.

Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 21st January 2022.

Interviews to be conducted w/c 31st January 2022.

PA to Clergy and Leadership Team Coordinator Vacancy

5th November 2021

We are looking for a gifted and experienced administrator to join our staff team at Emmanuel Church to work supporting Clergy and Leadership Team.

You will be friendly, highly professional and self-motivated with excellent interpersonal skills and an eye for detail. You will be a confident communicator, able to deal with a busy and varied work load, while providing a warm welcome for people in the parish who contact the office. 

This fixed-term (18 months) part time role is for 18 hours a week, over 4 or 5 days. If you have any questions please email or call the office at office@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk or 020 8688 6676.

The job description is available here. To apply return the application form by 5pm on Friday 26th November to:  office@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk

Interviews will be held during w/c 29th November.

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 Kathleen.bailey@southwark.anglican.org

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 office@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk 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 – 
vmc.org.uk

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

vmc.org.uk

dsimonsmith@gmail.com

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. 

CLICK HERE TO ORDER FROM ITUNES

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.