About Emmanuel

Emmanuel is a well-established evangelical CofE church with around 300 attending on Sundays. 
The church seeks ‘To know Christ better and make him better known’. 

Twenty five years ago the church was greatly enlarged to provide an attractive, modern worship centre. 

A Parish Community Centre with café, sports hall, Fairtrade Shop, Church Pre-school, with additional rooms for church and community use was completed in 2004.

On any day of the week the place is buzzing with the facilities used to the full,
living out Emmanuel’s vision to be –

‘a church without walls to the community’

The Vicar, Canon Frank Scammell has been at Emmanuel for 13 years
and leads a large –

staff team:                           

Curates: Revd Sophie Chatten
  Revd Rupert Masters
Ordinand in Training: John Marrow
Children and Families Worker: Melissa Foat
Youth Worker:    Sarah Morton
Church Administrators:   Aretia Debenham
  Julia Ferris
Little Stars Preschool Manager: Wendy Cook
– all ably assisted by retired clergy: Revd Chris Reddin
  Canon David Bracewell
  Canon John Salter

The worship life of the Church is very varied, embracing a variety of styles.
Whether you have a church background or none at all
many people find Emmanuel to be a very welcoming church,
well connected to and involved in its local community.