Future events in the life of the church

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

Singcronise Community Choir


A Salvation Army concert of Gospel and Pop music.

Free entry – a collection will be taken in aid of ‘The Vine’ Foodbank in New Addington

Harvest Thanksgiving

Our Harvest Festival will be celebrated on Sunday 10th September. We have our Family and Parade Service at 10.30 am followed by our Harvest Lunch. Tickets for the lunch are available from Dawn Neighbour (see pages 4 & 9).  Many thanks to Dawn, Sue Beynon and the team for organising the food. We are grateful … Continue reading Harvest Thanksgiving

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 … Continue reading Western Style Hoedown

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 … Continue reading Warwick Castle

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