Future events in the life of the church

Oberammergau 2020

Marion and I intend to lead a party to see the Oberammergau Passion Play when it is next performed in the year 2020. We are presently organising the trip through McCabe Travel with whom we have undertaken several successful pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Turkey and Greece in recent years.

More details will be available soon but we invite you to start thinking about it now and if you would like to accompany us in 2020 we invite you to express your interest and be among the first to book a place. It is likely we will be going in July or August as strangely enough prices are slightly cheaper at that time of year as Munich, where we fly to, is not a principal summer holiday destination. As well as seeing the famous Passion Play the trip will also incorporate a week in the beautiful Austrian Tyrol. Please feel free to speak to Marion or I if you have any questions at this stage.

Estimated Passion Play 2020 Timeline:


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

February 2018 Lent Course

We are holding a Lent Course again this year. This time it will be held jointly with West Wickham Methodist Church and also St Francis and St Mary’s. The subject will be “Receiving Christ in Five Different Ways.” The sessions will be all on Tuesday evenings beginning with refreshments at 7.30pm and finishing by 9.00pm

Please support the Lent Course if you are able.

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday – 14th February and that evening there will be a joint CTWW Ash Wednesday Communion Service at St Mary’s in The Avenue to which all are welcome. The service will be led by Revd Hazel O’Sullivan and I will be preaching the sermon.

  • 20th St Francis led by Revd Hazel O’Sullivan

Half Term Special

Children’s Link Half Term Special Tuesday 13th February 12-2.30pm for children up to 7 years with their parents and carers Lunch will be served from 12.45 (Donations towards costs would be appreciated) Puppet show and activities and we hope everyone will join in Venue: St John’s Church, Layhams Road All children must be accompanied Further … Continue reading Half Term Special

“The Shack”

The film of the best-selling book “The Shack” is being shown at Emmanuel on Wednesday 17th January at 7.30pm. If you have read the book you will very likely want to see the film and if you haven’t read the book – come anyway and see the film!! All welcome. Admission Free. … Continue reading “The Shack”


2nd West Wickham Guides Present the pantomime  “Citronella” in the Richmond Hall On Wednesday 6th December at 7pm Admission: £5 adults Under 16 free Proceeds in aid of “The Oesophageal Patients Assoc” … Continue reading “Citronella”

Sparkler Party

in the James Todd Room  All children on the Cradle Roll and those who go to Messy Church are warmly invited to come along and bring family and friends. Please confirm attendance, with guests, by 10th November. For more details, please contact: Elizabeth Patterson on 0208 777 5640 … Continue reading Sparkler Party

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