Welcome to Emmanuel Church, Forest Gate!

 

We are so pleased to have you with us!

We would like Emmanuel Parish Church to be a place whose foundation is God;

where all people are welcome, worship God, receive support, share fellowship, and work together.

We seek to break new ground, and to find ways to relate to our diverse community,

Including thoes of other faiths and of no faith, so that God's kingdom will come on earth.

We see ourselves as the kind of church physically and socially at the heart of its community.

We strive to make it a place where people, regardless of background or spiritual tradition, can feel at home.

 

Our Mission

 

We believe that God sent his Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to pay the penalty of death for us;

so that we can be reconciled to God and have the gift of a loving relationship with Him through His Holy Spirit.

 

We believe that we are all called to participate with God in His good works and that all are offered the same

wonderful gifts that God has bestowed on us through Jesus Christ.

 

We believe that part of that mission is to meet the Spiritual, Pastoral, Social, and Physical needs of our 

congregation, as well as of all the people within and around our parish, to the best of our abilities.

 

We believe that another part of that mission is to teach and equip everyone who comes to us,

young or old, to not only deepen their relationship with God, but to discover the skills and abilities

God has uniquely given each person and to help them grow and develop in His service.

 

Our Church Traditions

 

We have not historically been defined by our Ecclesiastical tradition, but by our commitment to

serve the people in our parish which includes our congregation and those in our wider community.

 

Our services tend to be more of the Anglo-Catholic tradition, with a familiar liturgey, hymns, and a small choir, while

our ministires tend toward more Evangelical traditions that see us going out to meet the community,

as well as sees us welcoming the community in to our church with praise, family and Urdu language services.

 

We are also priviledged to offer the Eucharist on a weekly basis at our church, and welcome

all who would like to partake in our communion to join us on Sundays.

 

Services

Sundays

10:00 AM - Holy Communion Service

12:00 PM - Praise Service (Third Sunday of Every Month)

1:30 PM - Urdu Language Holy Communion Service

 

Monday to Friday

8:30 AM - Morning Prayer

 

Wednesdays

11:30 AM - Open Church and a Short Holy Communion Service,

with a community lunch after service.

Welcome to Emmanuel Church, Forest Gate!

 

We are so pleased to have you with us!

We would like Emmanuel Parish Church to be a place whose foundation is God; where all people are welcome, worship God, receive support, share fellowship, and work together. We seek to break new ground, and to find ways to relate to our diverse community, including those of other faiths and of no faith, so that God's kingdom will come on earth. We see ourselves as the kind of church physically and socially at the heart of its community. We strive to make it a place where people, regardless of background or spiritual tradition, can feel at home.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICES

Please be advised, that due to the government restrictions regarding the Covid-19, Coronavirus situation, we must be aware that the situation may change. Please watch this space for updates.

August 20, 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE

Please be advised that as the government regulations change, so do our services. As lockdown is easing and we are allowed to open once more. We are having our regular 10AM services on Sundays with reduced capacity.

Online service will continue.

We will strive to continue providing an online service for all those who would still like to participate with the service and the community but are unable to attend. We will also be striving to ensure the safety of all our members who attend. 

Should restrictions continue to ease we hope to eventually be able to add other services again. As of this moment, only the 10AM service will be held in the church.

Thank you all for your prayers, should anything change, please watch this space for more information.

Service Times - Temporary Covid-19 Changes

 

Sundays

10:00 AM - Limited Capacity in-person Service and Live Stream FaceBook Service

Monday - Friday

Morning prayer continues on Zoom

8:30 AM - Zoom Meeting

NOTICE: If you would like to join the Zoom Meeting for Morning Prayer, please contact Reverend Chigor Chike and request that he send you the meeting ID number and password, or a clickable link.

M: 079 0515 5494

Thursdays

Bible Study on Zoom - On Hiatus until September

7:30 PM - Zoom Meeting

NOTICE: If you would like to join the Zoom Meeting for Bible Study, please contact Reverend Chigor Chike and request that he send you the meeting ID number and password, or a clickable link.

M: 079 0515 5494

Safeguarding

 

Emmanuel Church is committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults. 

 

The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website.

https://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/safeguarding/safeguarding-contacts

 

Please Contact Our Parish Safeguarding Officer:

Shahbaz Anwar

E: shahbaz148@hotmail.com