Our “Church with Warmth” team has formulated a number of initiatives where we, as a church, can express unconditional welcome and warmth to our local community.

The key initiatives are as follows:

  • Providing welcoming spaces at Emmanuel (eg café, work spaces, story time for primary school ages)
  • Training and equipping Emmanuel members to:
    • act as a Street ambassador providing a first line response to neighbours in need
    • serve as debt advisors, budgeting/life/job coaches via existing community projects (eg Christians Against Poverty (CAP), Mental health first aid) 
  • Supporting existing Emmanuel ministries (eg Selam, Homeless support, Refugee work and Foodbank)

Church with Warmth Spaces

Our “Church with Warmth” Spaces are now open on Fridays each week.

  • Emmanuel Renew Lounge – from 8.45am to 5pm (including soup & bread lunch)
  • Warm Workspaces – from 9am to 5pm
  • Story Time (for primary school ages) – from 3.30pm to 4.30pm (term time only)

Volunteer handbook

We have produced a handbook for our Church with Warmth Volunteers. This can be accessed by clicking the button below:

Church with Warmth Initiatives

For more details on the initiatives and where you could be involved please click the button below:

If you are interested in helping or want to discuss it further, please email Matt King at cww@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk

Special Cost of Living Fund

Emmanuel’s Parochial Church Council (PCC) have created a Special Cost of Living Fund to help support people impacted by the cost of living crisis.

For more information and If you would like to donate money to the fund please click the button below: