Sundays 10.30am and 6.30pm
at the Number ONE Community Centre
Emmanuel Anglican church meets for public worship at 10.30am and 6.30pm each Sunday at the
Number One Community Centre, Showfields Road, Tunbridge Wells.
We hire out the whole centre, and our church makes use of the whole space each Sunday.
Prior to the Covid-19 social distancing measures, we met in the library.
Since the summer of 2020 we have been meeting in the Showfields Hall, which allows for increased social distancing.
We reserve space for guests each week, therefore booking is not required.
Face masks are no longer required by law and are a matter of personal choice.
At our 10.30am service we provide a Sunday Club, but families are welcomed at both services.
Our children enjoy the playground area after church whilst parents talk and share fellowship.
Our services comprise a mixture of contemporary worship songs, traditional hymns and ancient psalms.
We encourage extemporary prayer as well as making use of some liturgy, creeds and collects.
Twice a month we share the Lord's Supper: Once at our morning service and once at our evening service.
The Lord's Supper is for all Christian people who are walking in faith, with Jesus every day. It is a meal for baptised & confirmed believers. If you would like to speak to Peter about being baptised or confirmed, he would be delighted to speak with you about this.
Due to Covid-19 have been making use of individual cups and wafers, but usually we share a single cup and a single loaf. We continue to use individual cups and wafers in our morning service but have returned to a common cup and single loaf in our evening services.
"On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them." Acts 20:7
Since the earliest times Christian people have gathered on the first day of each week to come together in public acts of worship, to sit under the preached word and to share Christian fellowship together.
Corporate worship is central to the Christian faith and without it, we are not a church.