Future events in the life of the church

Annual Church Fair and Family Barbeque

This will follow our Family and Parade Service.

There will be a bouncy castle, stalls, tombola, games, raffle as well as  delicious BBQ food. More details will be in June’s Emmanuel Life. Look out for the boxes in the vestry in the next few weeks for donations for the chocolate and bottle tombola. We are very grateful to Laura Barber and her team for organising this event on behalf of the Mission Committee. The proceeds will go to our Overseas Charity for 2016/17 – “The Torch Trust” which works with blind people in Malawi. Mark your diaries now!!

Drinks provided, bring your own picnic.
11.30 am after the Morning Service on Sunday 25th June

West Wickham Choir Summer Concert 2017

At St Mary’s Church (The Avenue) July 8th at 7:00pm

At Emmanuel United Reformed Church (The Grove) July 9th at 3:30pm

Old Testament Heroes

We invite singers from choirs, music groups and congregations to join us for this concert which is in aid of Bromley Welcare. (Music reading is not essential).

Rehearsals will be on various Thursday and Friday evenings at St. Mary’s, St Francis and Emmanuel Churches starting in March.

A full schedule and other details are available from Geoff Mussard 020 8650 8389.

Works include “David” by Roger Jones; “The Daniel Jazz” by Herbert Chappell; a medley of songs from “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” by Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber; and “Zadok the Priest” by George F Handel.

Western Style Hoedown

Elmers End Free Church will be holding a
Western-Style HOEDOWN

in the Centenary Garden (weather permitting).  The Hoedown will consist of a barbeque, with puddings to follow, games and quizzes to amuse and even some line dancing!!

This event will be held around lunch time to enable families to come along and join in the fun.

Time yet to be decided. We should be most grateful, as ever, for the support of members and friends at Emmanuel and hope it will be an enjoyable afternoon.

Wishing you all God’s blessings

Oberammergau 2020

A long way in advance, but there may be an Emmanuel organised trip. The following is from the Internet:

Estimated Passion Play 2020 Timeline:

End of 2017: There will be more information about prices for tickets and processing *

End of 2017: Estimated setting up the “Passion Play office” in Oberammergau *

Beginning of 2018: Start sales of packages *

Ash Wednesday 2019: The “Hair Decree” – from this date on all the men in Oberammergau taking part in the play are requested to let the hair on their heads and faces grow *

April 2019: Leading actors are chosen for the play

* May – September 2020: The 42nd Passion Play takes place

Warwick Castle

Some members and friends may remember a few years ago the United Reformed Church Pilots Group organised an outing to Longleat in Wiltshire to which all people young and not so young from every URC across the county were invited. You may recall that we ran a coach from Emmanuel and Elmers End and a most enjoyable day was had by all.

A similar event is being planned this year. The date is Saturday 20th May and this time the venue is Warwick Castle. It has been suggested by some members that we may wish to hire a coach again and join in the event at Warwick. If you are interested in coming on the trip please mark your diaries now and look out for more details in Emmanuel Life in the coming months.

I Daniel Blake

At Emmanuel Church, Thursday 4th May, 7.30 pm.                 Free, no booking, just turn up and see this award winning film. Everyone welcome. Winner of the Palme D’or at the Cannes Film Festival. Length:96 minutes. (Suitable  for  persons aged 15 years or more. Contains strong  language) … Continue reading I Daniel Blake

Organ Concert

I will be giving an organ recital to the Bromley and Croydon Organists’ Association – of which I am currently the president – at Emmanuel on Saturday 22nd April at 3 pm. You are all invited and will be most welcome. There will be no admission fee, but there will be an offertory in aid … Continue reading Organ Concert

Hyper Quiz Night

HYPER invite you to a QUIZ NIGHT  on Saturday 25 March, 2017 at Emmanuel Church, The Grove, West Wickham Doors open at 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm start. Tables of 8, ploughman’s supper supplied in the interval, bring your own drinks and nibbles. All proceeds to St Christopher’s Hospice. Tickets: £10 including ploughman’s supper for adults, … Continue reading Hyper Quiz Night

Lent Course

Lent this year begins on 1st March when Emmanuel will host the joint CTWW Ash Wednesday Communion service at 8 pm. For five Tuesday evenings during Lent we will be holding a joint Lent Course with our friends from West Wickham Methodist Church. The dates are 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th March and 4th April. Please … Continue reading Lent Course

Stormy Weather

Churches Together in West Wickham Children’s Link Half Term Special ‘Stormy Weather’ Thursday 16th February 12-2.30pm for children up to 8 years with their parents and  carers Lunch will be served from 12.45 pm (Donations towards costs would be appreciated) Puppet show and activities and we hope everyone will join in Venue: St John’s Church, Layhams Road … Continue reading Stormy Weather