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!
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:
Christingle Service at St John’s Church – Sunday 24th December at 4.00pm. An all-age service with a chance to make a Christingle. Mulled wine (for the grown-ups!) and mince pies.
Christmas Day Service with Lord’s Supper – Monday 25th December at 10am, ‘Come and Behold Him’. A family service celebrating the birth of Jesus.
New Year’s Eve Service – Sunday 31st December at 10am, ‘Come and Receive Him’.
Please note that there will be no morning service at Emmanuel Church on 24th December (just the 4pm Christingle service at St John’s Church, Upper Bristol Road, Lower Weston).
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
We would love you to join us for our Christmas services. In view of the continuing Covid-19 restrictions, we will need to put a limit on the total number of people coming along to these this year. To ensure that there is a space/spaces reserved for you, please send us an E-mail (or call and speak to us), with the number and names of people in your household who will be attending, so that we can confirm your places and add you to the list on the door for these services:
Bereavement Service – 12th December at 3pm, a special service of remembrance & thanksgiving for loved ones who we miss especially at this time of year (at Emmanuel Church)
‘Chaos round the Crib’ – 18th December at 5pm, an informal, family-oriented service with younger children in mind (at St John’s Church, Augusta Place, Upper Bristol Road BA1 3DD)
Carol Service – 20th December at 6.30pm, a Christmas service of readings and carols (at Emmanuel Church)
Christmas Day Service – 25th December at 9.30am, a family service celebrating the birth of Jesus (at Emmanuel Church).
We will also be holding Sunday services at the usual times on 6th and 13th December. Please note, however, that there will be no morning service on 20th December (just the evening Carol Service). Also that on 27th December, there will only be a morning service, but it will start at the later time of 10.30am.