Church News and Notices

Bringing you the latest updates at Emmanuel Church

 If you have any questions or need to contact the church office, please call the office 01483 561603 or email

Advent and Christmas Celebrations

Updated: 16 November 2021 

Christingle Sunday 12 December at 5.00pm for ALL AGES

Christingle is a wonderful tradition where we think about light. Come along to sing Christmas Carols, light candles and enjoy the season with other families.

Carol Service Sunday 19 December at 6.30pm

This is a traditional service with all your favourite carols and our fantastic choir!

Crib Service Christmas Eve at 3.00pm for ALL AGES

Our interactive nativity service for the whole family. Everyone is encouraged to come dressed up as a nativity character.

Holy Communion Christmas Eve Service at 11.00pm

Christmas Morning at 10.30am for ALL AGES

Come and join us Christmas morning. A chance to celebrate all together and sing carols.

Boxing Day Holy Communion at 8:00am in Church

Boxing Day – ONLINE – Diocesan ALL AGE Service

No Service in Church – there will be link posted here nearer the date


Emmanuel Café and Fairtrade Open on Saturday 4th December

Updated: 29th November 2021

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… as our Café and Fairtrade Shop open their doors for the Christmas Shopping Season.  We have special opening hours on Saturday 4th December, 10am to 2pm.  Our  Café will be serving delicious coffees, teas, and freshly made treats with a friendly community welcome, while our Fairtrade Shop is stocked up for the Christmas season – with all profits going to development projects around the world.

Our normal opening times are Monday to Thursday, with the Café open at 9.15 to 2.15 and the Fairtrade Shop open from 9.45 to 2.15.  Closing for Christmas on Thursday 17th December.


New Adventures

Update: 5 October 2021

On Sunday 3rd October we had the immense privilege to celebrate 18 years of ministry with our vicar, Canon Frank Scammell and Pippa Scammell at Emmanuel Church.  It was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on how the church has grown, in particular in it’s community outreach, under both their guidance and direction.  Frank’s steadfast leadership, care and wisdom were very much appreciated and Pippa’s drive and enthusiasm in building the success of our Fairtrade Shop were also highlighted.

Emmanuel Church wishes Frank and Pippa every blessing as they move into retirement and the next step in their adventure with God. 


Exploring the Big Questions at Alpha

Update: 20 September 2021

Have you ever thought about the big questions of life: its purpose and meaning?

Alpha is a series of ten sessions exploring the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment.  Available online and face-to-face,  each session consists of food, a talk and discussion. Everyone is welcome.

Alpha will be running on Wednesdays, 7.45-9.30pm from 6th October

To sign up visit our website:

Or contact us by email:
or telephone 01483 561603

For more information: visit the Alpha website   

Autumn Services in Church

Updated: 1 November 2021

As the Autumn term begins, we are reintroducing our regular pattern of church worship. We have more chairs in place, with spaced areas to the sides for comfort and safety.   You are welcome to join us on Sundays at 10.30am Sunday Morning Service and 6.30pm Evening Service. 

On the second and fourth Sunday of the month we hold an 8am Holy Communion,

There are children’s activities available in the Hall led by our Children’s and Families Worker, Melissa and our Youth Worker, Sarah.  Parents are encouraged to volunteer and help.  Do get in touch with either Melissa or Sarah to find out more.

We also have Holy Communion on Wednesdays at 10am.   

Please do come along.  You are welcome to wear face covering if you prefer and our friendly stewards will be on site to advise when you arrive.