Future events in the life of the church

Advent Course – Walking Backwards to Christmas

As intimated in last month’s magazine Emmanuel URC, St Francis & St Mary’s and West Wickham Methodist Church are running a joint Advent Course in the lead up to Christmas this year. Dates, time and venues are undernoted. We are having the meetings on Tuesday evenings and repeating on Thursday mornings so that as many people as possible can participate. Please support this course if you can and help prepare yourselves for the celebration of Christmas.

Session 1:
Tuesday 5th 7.30pm @ St Francis. “Anna” led by Revd Hazel O’ Sullivan
Thursday 7th 10.30am @ St Francis. “Anna” led by Revd Hazel O’Sullivan

Session 2:
Tuesday 12th 7.30pm @ WW Methodists. “Elizabeth” led by Deacon Laura MacBean
Thursday 14th 10.30am @ WW Methodists. “Elizabeth” led by Deacon Laura MacBean

Session 3:
Tuesday 19th 7.30pm @ Emmanuel URC. “Isaiah and Moses” led by Revd Bill Bowman
Thursday 21st 10.30am @ Emmanuel URC. “Isaiah and Moses” led by Revd Bill Bowman


2nd West Wickham Guides

Present the pantomime


in the Richmond Hall

On Wednesday 6th December at 7pm

£5 adults
Under 16 free

Proceeds in aid of “The Oesophageal Patients Assoc”

Carols on the Green

4.00pm           Carols on the Green (followed by refreshments)

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

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

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