Service of Prayer and Thanksgiving, Sunday 11th Sept, 6pm at Emmanuel Church, Apsley Road.
On Sunday evening we will hold a special service of prayer and reflection for all who would value a space to come and offer prayers, give thanks, and reflect on the life and the loss of the Queen. This is a united benefice service for the churches of Grace Church, St Nicholas Kelston, and Emmanuel & St. John’s.
Books of Condolence
There will be a book of condolence available for contributions at Emmanuel on Sunday at 10pm.
Emmanuel Church will be open at various times, with the book of condolence available. Please check the website or church noticeboards for details.
The Church of England have an online book of condolence available via the C of E website
There is also a book of condolence available at The Guildhall.
Laying of Flowers
If you would like to lay flowers, these are being received at Parade Gardens.
Bath Abbey will remain open for quiet reflection and lighting of candles and will broadcast Her Majesty’s funeral.
We give thanks to God for the life and the example of Queen Elizabeth II, who modelled for us the kind of servant-heartedness, others-centeredness, love, and humility that Jesus calls all of His disciples to embody. Let us keep the royal family and those who were closest to the Queen in our prayers, and take hold of opportunities to speak gospel hope into the mourning of our nation
Our postponed harvest lunch will now take place after the service on Sunday 30th October. We hope you can join us!
Our regular groups are all meeting as usual. Toddlers meets every Tuesday during term time from 1.30pm to 3.30pm (so there will be no get together on 4th April or 11th April). Messy Church is meeting on Monday 3rd April, but at the earlier time of 11am to 1pm as it’s the school holidays. Craft and Chat is meeting on Thursday 13th April and Thursday 27th April.
We would love you to come and join in when we meet!
For more information about these groups, please see the pages on this website.
Please join us on Good Friday (7th April) for a service for the whole benefice at St. John’s, Upper Bristol Road at 4.00pm and on Easter Sunday (9th April) for our Easter service at 10.00am.
We hope you are enjoying the run-up to Christmas and feeling excited about celebrating together with friends and family too! We would love you to join us for our Christmas services on the theme of ‘The Christmas Gift’:
Carols by Candlelight – Sunday 11th December at 6.30pm, ‘The Greatest Gift’. A Christmas service of readings and carols, with mulled wine and mince pies afterwards.
Christmas Day Service with Lord’s Supper – Sunday 25th December at 10am, ‘The Gift Unwrapped’ A family service celebrating the birth of Jesus.
Please note that there will be no morning service on 11th December (just the evening Carol Service).
On Sunday 1st January, there will be no morning service at Emmanuel, but we will join with Grace Church for a 4pm service at St John’s Church, Upper Bristol Road, Lower Weston.
We will return to our regular 10am services on 8th January.
Our regular service time for Sunday morning services at Emmanuel has now changed to 10.00am.
We’re planning a Garden Party in the Emmanuel Church grounds on Saturday 28th August from 3 p.m. till 6 p.m. – please come and join us!
There will be a barbecue, tea, coffee, homemade cakes and soft drinks (no entry charge, but donations towards the cost of food and drinks are welcome). Bring a picnic rug and your own drinks if you prefer. We’ll have games and face painting for the children too.
We can’t wait to be together to celebrate summer with our wonderful community of Newbridge and Lower Weston!
During the summer holidays, we will meet together at Emmanuel Church for a combined morning service with our friends from Grace Church Bath at 10.30 a.m. (not 9.30 a.m.) on Sundays from 25th July to 29th August inclusive. These will be all-age family services exploring the parables in Luke’s Gospel and will be led and preached by a combination of Emmanuel Church and Grace Church leaders.
There will continue to be a short reflective sevice in the evening at 6.30 p.m. too.
Fellowship groups and prayer meetings will not be held over the summer, so after the prayer meeting on 21st July, we will get together again next on 1st September for fellowship groups.
From 14th March, we are running our Sunday services in the Emmanuel Church building again, taking care to adhere to all the government legislation and guidelines to ensure we are doing this in a Covid-compliant way. Please come along and join us at 9.30 am or 6.30 pm. We look forward to welcoming you!
At Easter, we are planning these services:
Good Friday service of readings & reflection – 2nd April at 10 am
Easter Day Service with Lord’s Supper – 4th April at 9.30 am
Please join us for this year’s Lent course “Seeing the Saviour”. Each week we will be showing a short video reflection on a great painting and the Gospel accounts of the final days of Jesus’s life. A member of the church family will share their thoughts on how these great masterpieces help us to engage with scripture, which we hope will inspire you as we journey through Lent together. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXX16BoV4wOzXIowbaCLiQw