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We are an evangelical church that believes in the reality of knowing Jesus and being led by the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:14).

We want to grow together as a church family, presenting the opportunity for each person to know and serve the God who is Love. That's why we believe the gospel really is 'good news' and we want to share it.

Our vision is for the saints to:

• know God and make Him known; 
• serve in their God-appointed ministries; 
• be united in love and Christian fellowship. 

Our core values shape our culture and set the precedent.
They are 'love, community and honour'.

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

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We are a community that meets at Emmanuel Christian Centre (Rom. 16:5), being salt and light to the community around us (Matt. 5:13-16). As a church we aim to be a family (Heb. 2:11 & 1 Tim. 5:1-2) which grows together as the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:27), and declares Jesus’ message to the world (Matt. 10:27).

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

The interwoven story of our 350 year history can be found here.
Our distinctives can be found here.

Memberships and Partnerships

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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.

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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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CiC International

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

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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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The Priceless Privilege

This is the ministry of Darren Roy which is based on the 'priceless privilege' of knowing God in a progressive and deepening relationship. (Phil 3:8 AMPC) 

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