Worship With Us
Scripture is clear that we should not give up meeting together (Hebrews 10:25) and for this reason we are grateful that during Lockdown 3.0 the government has recognised the essential nature of our worship and has not outlawed gathering for acts of worship. As such, our church is continuing to meet morning and evening each Sunday, in accordance with the necessary guidance and with social distancing measures in place. Sunday Club is currently paused, but a children's message is included in the service. Children's packs are provided with crafts, activities and materials to assist children in following the service. We reserve places for guests and visitors. Therefore, if you would like to join us for Worship, please do come along. There is no need to book in advance.
10.30am and 6.30pm
We meet at 10.30am and 6.30pm each Sunday for worship and we love to welcome visitors. During the current COVID-19 lockdown, we remain open for worship. This has been specifically permitted by the government. Our venue provides for sufficient social distancing and we are operating the services in ways which minimise the risk of viral transmission, as required by the current COVID-19 regulations. Children are welcome at both services. At our services we sing a mixture of hymns, newer songs and psalms, listen to the preaching of God's word and bring to God our prayers.
Once a month after the 10.30am service we stay for lunch together at church and serve tea & coffee after every service. (Currently, these times of fellowship are paused due to Covid restrictions, but we look forward to restarting them as soon as possible).
Emmanuel Anglican Church is a reformed and evangelical Christian Church which exists to enable people to know God for themselves. Our name ‘Emmanuel’ means ‘God with us’. It reminds us that in Jesus, God has come to be with his people. Today anybody can get to know God through reading and responding to what we learn about Jesus in the Bible and living in step with the Holy Spirit.
At Emmanuel Anglican Church we seek to help people engage with the Bible through worship and ministry that takes the best of ancient and contemporary wisdom. We combine modern music with words used by the Anglican Church for centuries. Our approach to ministry is designed to be understandable to anybody, relevant to modern life – but rooted deeply in Scripture and the rich heritage of the Christian Church.
Emmanuel Anglican Church is part of the Free Church of England, and builds on the rich heritage and association our town has had with the Free Church of England. Up until the 1970s, the original church building of Emmanuel Church Tunbridge Wells stood on Mount Ephraim and could be seen for miles around. Whilst that building was tragically lost to make way for an expansion of the old Kent and Sussex Hospital, the Free Church of England was delighted to revive that historic church in our town and we are excited to be growing a new Free Church of England congregation, rooted in that heritage.
1 Peter 2 v 4-5
'As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.'
“There is no salvation outside the church”