We are an independent Evangelical church with a charismatic influence. 
The interwoven story of our 350 year history can be found here

As a Christian charity, our primary goals are to benefit our community with the 'good news' of Jesus Christ and to serve the Town of Ulverston. As a Christian church, our aim is to grow together as a family, giving each person an opportunity to develop a relationship with God through discipleship.

From the founding of Emmanuel in 1986 the vision statement is still something which we hold to, whilst aiming to individually demonstrate our latest core values. We are accredited by Churches in Communities International which is recognised within the Free Churches Group. 

Our vision statement is to: 
• enable the saints at Emmanuel Christian Centre to hear and obey the voice of God, personally and individually;
• equip, then encourage, each person to serve in their God-given ministry;
• be a church of unity and Christian fellowship, built upon the love of Jesus Christ.

Our vision statement is sometimes expressed through the slogan: Obeying Christ, Serving Christ, Loving Christ!
(The term slogan aptly derives from an ancient Gaelic expression meaning the 'shout of an army')

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Core Values:

Our core values are the attitudes and beliefs that shape our culture and set the precedent. These are those vital values that we aim to live by and demonstrate. This is more about who we are and how we behave than where we are going.


Our aim is to love God with all our heart, soul and mind (Matthew 22:37), and to love our neighbours as ourselves (Matthew 22:39). Our love for God is expressed through obedience (John 14:15) and our love for people is based upon His Word (Leviticus 19:9-18).


We are a community that meets at Emmanuel Christian Centre (Romans 16:5), being salt and light to the community around us (Matthew 5:13-16). As the Church we aim to be a family (Hebrews 2:11 & 1 Timothy 5:1-2) which grows together as the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:27), bringing Jesus’ message to the Town (Matthew 10:27).


We seek to show honour in every aspect of our lives. This means we honour God above all (Revelation 5:13), we honour authority (Romans 13:1 & 1 Peter 2:17), we honour our leaders (1 Timothy 5:17), we honour each other (Romans 12:10), we honour financially (Proverbs 3:9), and we aim to be vessels of honour (2 Timothy 2:20-21).

For public teaching and consistency throughout the church, we usually use the New King James Version (NKJV) of the Bible with references to the Amplified Bible classic edition (AMPC). 

Memberships and Partnerships

Evangelical Alliance

Evangelical Alliance

The Evangelical Alliance brings Christians together and works with its members to transform communities with the good news of Jesus Christ.

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Formerly the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service, Thirtyone:eight helps churches protect vulnerable people with trusted safeguarding models.

Royal Ranger Scouts

Royal Rangers

Royal Rangers is a uniformed, practical-based, scouting and mentoring programme offering adventure opportunities which develop life skills. 

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Kintsugi Hope

Kintsugi Hope is a charity striving to make a difference to peoples mental and emotional health through wellbeing groups, events and training.

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Servants of the Lord

The aim of Servants of the Lord Ministries is to reach believers with a heart after God, and to share the realities of a personal relationship with Him.

Churches in Communities

CiC International

CiC provides accreditation and accountability for independent churches, ministries, chaplaincies and networks, to ensure and encourage good standing.