Teach, Feed and Provide for
the Lord’s family.
Our minister oversees pastoral care of the congregation. He makes visiting people and seeing them during the week a priority. This helps ensure that when people are regular attenders at church services, they know their minister and he is able to care for them.
We encourage all members of our church to join a Home Group. Our Home Groups meet in various locations, on different days of the week and in the daytime and evening. All the groups follow the same Bible curriculum – which is designed to help us grow in our relationships with God and one another.
Our vision is that these Home Groups support one another pastorally, practically – and in mission. Groups are encouraged to pray for each other as we bring the good news of Jesus to our workplaces, family and neighbours. We seek ways to engage in that mission together.
There are many things that need done to ensure our services run smoothly. These include helping with sound desk, welcome, catering, reading, prayers, music and teaching children- to name only a few! If you have taken some time to get to know us and want to make Emmanuel Anglican your church, then get in touch and we will help you find a way to serve as part of the family.
People flourish in their service and ministry when they are trained. We take training people to do ministry seriously – whether the ministry is praying in a service, playing music or exploring a vocation to be an ordained minister or church planter with the Free Church of England.
We develop teams of people to serve in all areas of church life and offer training to help people find how they can best serve.
Young at Heart
For older folk, we are thrilled to have involvement in Young at Heart – aimed at providing place for friendship and fellowship for older people. Every Thursday this group meets in the café at the Number One Community Centre for lunch, and prior to that there is a meeting at the former Broadmead Church (now Tunbridge Wells Christian Fellowship) on Broadmead.
If you would like to be involved in this ministry, please speak to Joan.
Women’s Bible Study
On Thursday mornings 10am-11.30am we have a homegroup aimed mostly at mums with babies or pre-schoolers who might find it hard to attend an evening homegroup. This group meets at the Rector’s home and is led by Susanna.
This group has the added benefit of a Nanny who comes to run a crèche, to allow us the time and space to focus on our study. The cost of this childcare is met by Mums at the group, so a donation to that is appreciated.
Connect with us
Reach out to us about service times, directions, and questions about faith.