Our morning all age gathering is in Northstowe Secondary College.
We start at 10:30am and recommend you arrive a few minutes before that to allow for finding the venue and finding your seat.
We begin our service with about 30 minutes of all age time in the main hall, including prayer, singing and all age Bible teaching. After that, Primary School children go to their Bible Clubs (and a creche is available). Adults and teens hear a talk explaining the Bible passage for the day. Altogether services normally last for around 1h15m-1h30m.
After the service, you can stay and chat to people, and we will be serving drinks and snacks.
It can be intimidating to walk into a new church. Here’s some information so you know what to expect at Emmanuel:
You will be welcomed by one of our Welcome team as you enter the building. They'll be able to guide you where to go or answer any questions you may have.
You don’t have to wear special clothes to come to church (most people come dressed in their everyday clothes).
You don’t need to bring anything. We have bibles available to use if you wish, but the main passage should be displayed on the screen.
We sing a mix of contemporary Christian songs and some hymns; and the words to our songs will be displayed on the screen.
We generally stand to sing and sit for everything else.
You don’t need to give anything; there is no collection taken up during the service
If you are coming to a service, we have updated our guidance to reflect government regulations and advice.
We advise you:
- to stay at home if
you have a positive covid test,
you are unwell
We leave it personal choice:
- whether you wear a mask or not during your time with us
- whether you want to test your family with a lateral flow test before coming to be confident you don't have Covid-19
- hand sanitisers
- plenty of well ventilated space
- masks (please ask a member of welcome team if you would like help finding a mask)