EMMANUEL CHURCH is located in Oxford Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1TN. The church was built in 1847 in what in those days was the poor end of the town and was specifically to minister to the less privileged.  In one way and another that ministry continues to this day.  Around 1978 the church was re-ordered.  A wall was built dividing the West and the East ends. The East end remained the worship area and halls, kitchen and toilets built into the West end making it a place where community activities could go on through the week. A new accessible toilet was added and the kitchen fully refurbished in in 2012-13 with grants from charitable bodies Inc. Awards for All Lottery grant.

SUNDAY SERVICES

10.30am | Service of Holy Communion
(1st and 3rd Sundays of the month)

10.30am | Morning Service
(2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month)

3pm | Deaf Church Service and Tea
(2nd Sunday of the month)

6.30pm | Evening Service
Emmanuel joins with Christ Church in Montpelier.

 

REGULAR WEEKLY / MONTHLY ACTIVITIES - IN THE CHURCH

TUESDAY
9.30am = Parish Prayers – group that meets weekly to pray about matters affecting the parish.

WEDNESDAY
10.30am = Holy Communion (1662) when Christ Church joins us at Emmanuel Church.

12.00 noon = Prayers for Street Pastors

12.00-2.00pm = Open Church - Emmanuel Church is open to the public
All are welcome to spend a quiet time in the church, to reflect, to pray and to light candles; facilitated by 2 members of our congregation.

7.30pm = Harmony Plus choir practice

7.30pm = Prayer Celebration (1st week of month)
Summer Months: held at Emmanuel
Winter months: held at Christ Church

THURSDAY
7.30 pm    Weston-super-Prayer
(part of Churches Together)
Have a café style prayer time in the church
every few months to pray for the town/area

FRIDAY
7.30pm = Harmony Plus brass band practice

SEASONAL SERVICES

Christmas at Emmanuel

Friday before Christmas.  7.00pm = Carols by Candlelight  followed by coffee and mince pies

Christmas Day  10.30am = Christmas Communion

Good Friday  10.30am    = Service of meditations and hymns

IN THE CHURCH HALL

REGULAR WEEKLY / MONTHLY ACTIVITIES

SUNDAY | 7.30 pm
Winter Warmth from last Sunday in Oct  to last Sunday in March

MONDAY | 10.30-1pm
Community Café (2nd Monday of the month) An event run by Age UK, who offer hot drinks, entertainment and a hot lunch for elderly folk.

MONDAY EVENING
Narcotics Anonymous meet in the hall

TUESDAY | 12.00 to 2.00
The Beacon have lunch and discussion time

TUESDAY EVENING
Alcoholics Anonymous meet in the hall.

WEDNESDAY | 2.30pm
Mothers Union Meeting (2nd Wed. of month)

WEDNESDAY EVENING
NA meet in the hall.

THURSDAY EVENING
NA meet in the hall.

FRIDAY | 7.30 pm
Winter Warmth from first Friday in Nov to last Friday in March

PERIODIC EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

SATURDAY MORNING

10.30-12.00 = Coffee Morning with stalls inc. homemade cakes and other produce 1st Saturday of the month: May to December

Mid July = Summer Fete when home-made hot lunches and seasonal music by Harmony Plus are also provided

Mid November = Christmas Bazaar when home-made hot lunches and seasonal music by Harmony Plus are also provided

OCCASIONAL EVENTS

OCCASIONAL EVENTS involving worship, social and fund-raising activities

  • Annual Parish Harvest Lunch
    held each September on ‘Harvest Festival’ Sunday
  • Organ Recitals on the fine Compton organ in the church
  • Barn dancing to a local folk band
  • Passover supper held during Lent
  • Afternoon Strawberry Cream Tea and Quiz
  • Joint Parish activities with the Christchurch congregation
    Inc. Parish week-ends at Sidholme and Spring Harvest

VICAR

The Revd Tom Webber, The Cedar, Montpelier, Weston- super- Mare,  BS23 2RQ
Phone: 01934 709343
Day-Off: Tuesday

MORE INFORMATION

About any of our church services or other activities, please contact Christchurch Church Office 01934 641016

EMMANUEL CHURCH – IN THE COMMUNITY – SERVING THE COMMUNITY

New Dawn Counselling have the use of 5 offices in the upstairs hall and offer a low cost counselling and advice services (01934 614313). Donation (minimum £10) is requested, also this service may extend beyond the standard six weeks if required.

Emmanuel is part of the Winter Warmth Programme run by Churches Together through the winter months.  On Friday and Sunday evenings, soup, sandwiches, cake and hot drinks and a warm welcome are given to those who want to come in, including vulnerable adults and those who are homeless.

Emmanuel runs The Beacon in the hall each Tuesday from 12.30 to 2.30 pm for people who have drink or drug issues or just difficulties with relationships.  Tea, coffee and a meal is provided and people are there to offer support and a listening ear.  After the meal, for those who want to stay, there is a discussion time to talk about the Good News of Jesus Christ and what he can do to help us.  Usually, around 15 people stay for that and it is wonderful to see God working in their lives.

‘Harmony Plus’ Choir and Brass Ensemble has been in existence since 1994. They come from all walks of life, from students to the retired, and are located within the town; practising regularly at Emmanuel Church. They perform music at various functions throughout the year. While they are not affiliated to any particular Church, they play and sing all Christian music.

Association of Deaf Churches throughout the Diocese of Bath and Wells
It seeks to provide religious support to deaf Christians within Bath and Wells area. The Association produces a magazine called The Bell which provides information for deaf people within the diocese. A Chaplain also works for the Association and interacts with individuals within the churches in the area. The Deaf Church meets monthly at Emmanuel Church for a service of worship followed by a tea.

Alcoholics Anonymous [AA] / Narcotics Anonymous [NA] are both voluntary organisations that support individuals as they battle various addictions.

The Mothers’ Union is a Christian mission organisation working with people of all faiths and none. Mothers’ Union is firmly rooted in a voluntary ethos centered on mutual respect and collaboration. Our governance, leadership and programmes are undertaken and driven by members within their own communities worldwide.

Street Pastors, Weston-super-Mare a major outreach by churches in WSM, out on the streets at night, around the clubs and bars. Caring, listening and helping young people who are vulnerable. Working alongside police, door staff and other agencies.

Churches Together has the aim of deepening individual’s communion with Christ and each other while sharing in acts of common worship and witness. They do this through meetings, discussions, prayer and community initiatives.

PROJECT TO REPAIR THE TOWER
AND
IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY FOR HALL USERS

The Heritage Lottery Fund has provided £570,000 for the South West’s historic churches. A portion of this cash has helped secure the future of Emmanuel Church in Oxford Street, which is in need of repair. The Grade II listed church, which is currently undergoing redevelopment, has been awarded £177,700, which will be used for turret repairs and creating improved access at the west end of the building. Dina Parker, project manager at Emmanuel Church, who is pictured with the Bishop of Taunton Peter Maurice, has been working on the bid alongside a team of colleagues from the congregation, with support from other local churches and the Diocese of Bath and Wells. She said: “It is great news, a real answer to prayer. We are really humbled we have got such a big grant and we pray we will be open to what God wants to do with our building”

Bishop Peter Maurice and Tower repairs project manager Dina Parker with the representatives of the groups who use the church.