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Emmanuel Worship EP – or maybe be LP!

I come with good news! We’ve made the target amount on our Worship EP crowdfunder! In fact we smashed through the target amount! This means the project is a GO! We can make it happen! Thank you so much to everyone who donated. Your support and belief in the worship songwriting ministry of Emmanuel is […]

6th August 2019

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Emmanuel Lightning – REAL football!

It’s nearly time for Emmanuel Lighting’s 2019/20 season to get underway. Fresh from our firsts winning the Mike King Trophy for the second time, and our seconds winning the division 2 title, we’re looking to recruit a few new players. We’ve probably near exhausted all the adult footballers at Emmanuel from within the congregation (feel […]

You are of heaven and Jesus blesses you

We want to share these beautiful and powerful words from the Benediction at Rachel Held Evans’ funeral last weekend:   Blessed are the agnostics. Blessed are they who doubt. Blessed are those who have nothing to offer. Blessed are the preschoolers who cut in line at communion. Blessed are the poor in spirit. You are of […]

4th June 2019

Farewell to Trevor – Trexit!

On Sunday 30th June we will be saying farewell to Trevor and Laura – to celebrate their ministry at Emmanuel please join us at 10am for a combined All Together service in church, followed at 11am by farewell brunch in the Emmanuel Centre. All are welcome to join us in celebrating them!   To contribute […]

14th May 2019

New Administrator – welcome to Magdalena!

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Magdalena Zajaczkowska to the post of part-time Church Administrator. Magdalena and her family have been members of Emmanuel for several years and usually worship at the 9.15am service. Magdalena currently works for the Crown Estate and will bring an abundance of qualifications and experience to her new role at Emmanuel. She will start […]

24th April 2019

Ben’s sabbatical

Ben, our Associate Vicar, will be taking a six week sabbatical in May and early June. A sabbatical provides an opportunity to step back from day-to-day ministry and to focus on one or two things that will enable future ministry to flourish. In the Diocese of Southwark, clergy are encouraged to take a sabbatical after seven years of ordained ministry, which Ben has now reached. The sabbaticalwill be […]

Announcement from the Vicar, Trevor Mapstone

Trevor made this announcement at church on Sunday 11th March.   Please pray for Trevor and Laura as they prepare to move. After 16 years as vicar of Emmanuel I will be leaving in the summer to take up the post of Priest-in-Charge of St Mary’s, Caterham-on-the-hill. This has come about after a period of prayer, […]

14th March 2019

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Emmanuel finances and staff – update 29/01/19

This week Trevor sent an email to church members outlining the recent process and decisions taken by PCC – a copy of the email is available here. Please continue to pray for the team and PCC as we move forward from this difficult process.  

31st January 2019

New lifegroups

We are delighted to announce additions to our range of Life Groups:     Garden Group – a monthly group for those who love gardens and gardening.         Circuit Training – this group has been meeting for several years, but is now re-launching as an official Life Group; a weekly relaxed fitness […]

8th January 2019

Toilet Twinning – supporting World Toilet Day

          Emmanuel Church is delighted to support World Toilet Day – we’ve raised enough money over the last few weeks to twin all 9 of the toilets in the Emmanuel Centre AND 2 toilets in the church …. fabulous work! Thanks to everybody in Summer Rendezvous, EYC, Rock Cafe, The Rock, […]

19th November 2018