‘IF YOU NEVER ASK THE QUESTIONS,
YOU’LL NEVER GET ANY ANSWERS...’

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Ever wondered what it’s all about?

Over 2 million people in the UK and 14 million worldwide have attended an Alpha course; an opportunity to explore the meaning of life. It runs in tens of thousands of churches of all denominations and now you can find ALPHA at Christ Church in Weston-super-Mare.

People want to investigate whether God exists, others may attend church regularly or occasionally, but still feel they have never really understood the basics of the Christian faith.  The course is based around small groups of 10 people and most meetings begin with food and refreshment – a chance to get to know others in the group.

Each week, the talk looks at a different aspect of the Christian faith, followed by a discussion in small groups.

There is no charge for attending the Alpha course, although a donation towards the cost of the food is always welcome.

There is nothing to lose by trying out an Alpha course, but surely there is much to gain. Why not give it a go? Join with others at Christ Church, Montpelier, Weston-super-Mare BS23 2HR

 For further information and registration please contact Phil on 01934-641016
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‘I believe the Alpha course touches lives. I have seen so many people find a personal relationship with God and a quiet strength in their life after doing the course – me included – and it takes a proud man to say he never needs help. Alpha is a non-pressured and fun course, and it shows how Christianity can be relevant and empowering to our lives.’

Bear Grylls – TV Adventurer

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

12.00-2.00pmOpen 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 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     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.

 

 

Christ Church’s normal service times are as follows:


1st Sunday of the month

10.30am All Together Service (no Youth Church)

6.30pm Evening Service


2nd Sunday

10.30am Morning Service (with Youth Church)

6.30pm Holy Communion


3rd Sunday

10.30am Morning Service (with Youth Church)

6.30pm Evening Service


4th Sunday

10.30am Holy Communion (with Youth Church)

6.30pm Evening Service


5th Sunday

10.30am Morning Service (with Youth Church)

6.30pm Evening Service


 

More info about other events are on our online calendar.