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Welcome from Bishop Paul Hunt

It is my pleasure as Bishop of the Southern Diocese to welcome the Rev’d Dr Peter Sanlon as our newest full time rector. Having announced that he intends to resign from his post in the Church of England, Peter will soon be giving himself full time to developing Emmanuel Anglican Church – the FCE church […]

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Full time Rector Appointed

The Trustees of Emmanuel Anglican Church, Tunbridge Wells, are pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Peter Sanlon has been appointed as our full-time Rector from 23rd April 2019. Emmanuel Anglican Church (“EAC”) was planted in late 2017. Our church plant is a revival of the original ‘Emmanuel Church’ which was established in Tunbridge Wells […]

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Statement from Bishop Primus

Response to the House of Bishops of the Church of England “Pastoral Guidance for use in conjunction with the Affirmation of Baptismal Faith in the context of gender transition.” Baptism is one of the treasures of the Church which Jesus gave as part of our mission to call all people to discipleship (Mat. 28:19). This […]

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GAFCON Leaders visiting

Many people were unable to make it to the recent GAFCON meeting in Jerusalem. If you live in Kent or Sussex – consider coming to hear from Archbishop Foley Beach and Bishop Andy Lines, at a special meeting hosted by the Partnership Synod. Details on flyer.

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Public Words

One of the distinctive features of Anglican churches is that we use pre-written prayers as part of our church services. These set prayers are known as ‘Liturgy.’ Using set liturgy does not mean that we do not also have unscripted parts of the service – but the liturgy is an important aspect of our gathered […]

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Supporting Mission in England

There are many benefits of being a local church that is part of a denomination – as Emmanuel Anglican Church is part of the Free Church of England. One of these benefits is that we have our vision lifted to pray for mission opportunities beyond our local area. At an upcoming prayer meeting we will […]

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Old & New

It was a joy to see how our vision for combining the best of ancient wisdom and contemporary methods, was well received on Sunday night. Our service included words from the BCP liturgy- words crafted 500 years ago at the Reformation. It also included modern songs and technology. Chatting with people over refreshments after the […]

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Singing Psalms

As our launch team has met one thing we have done is discussed plans to sing Psalms as a regular part of worship at Emmanuel Anglican. This is in line with the Book of Common Prayer – and the Bible’s instruction in Col. 3. 16. At first many of us assumed Psalm singing would be […]

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Praying and Planning

There are many books and strategies about how to establish a new Church. One could spend a lifetime studying and pondering options! But in the end the Christian Faith must lead to action. When we gathered a group to pray and reflect on the idea of establishing Emmanuel Church, we realized that we would need […]

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