You will be aware that with the recent pandemic lock-down we have suspended all our normal services but until the end of 2020, every Sunday morning at 10.30. we have been holding a slightly shortened act of worship that keeps to very strict distancing measures (see ‘What’s On?’ for further details). If you would like to listen to the most recent service, a sound file is available on the ‘Recent Events’ page.
That said, traditionally there are normally two services each Sunday at Immanuel:
The morning ‘Family Service’ at 10.30 am is often quite full (70/80 adults), and there is always the opportunity to chat afterwards over a cup of tea or coffee. The children and young people are with us for the first part of the service but leave part way through for their own activities. All the teachers and helpers go through the DBS (formerly CRB) checking service. A crèche is available for the very young, and stewards will be happy to introduce you to a crèche leader.
(Right) Pre-covid days: coffee in the Hall after the morning service.
Worship in the mornings is enhanced by our excellent church choir.
We look forward to meeting you on any Sunday at either of the services.
WORKING TOGETHER: MESSY CHURCH
Together with our Partnership churches we share in a ‘Messy Church’ that meets on the 3rd Sunday afternoon of each month at the School in King William Street, Old Town, Swindon. It starts at 3.30pm.
We also hold occasional joint services with the other Partnership Churches at Christ Church or Bath Road.
Evening services throughout August are always Partnership events and held in each others’ buildings on a rota basis.
On alternate months from March to November (4.00pm – 5.30pm) an informal afternoon service is held in the Church Hall that includes a cup of tea and a slice of cake. It is an simple act of worship where people can enjoy good company and sing some favourite old hymns and songs.
ROMANIAN PENTECOSTAL CHURCH
Since the autumn of 2016 members of the Romanian Pentecostal Church have been meeting at Immanuel and use our premises for worship and other meetings in their own tradition and language. On a Sunday they meet at 8.30 am and 3.30 pm, some travelling 30 or 40 miles to get here. We are delighted that they feel able to make use of our buildings and as time goes by, we look forward to strengthening our relationship with them. If you would like to make contact with their fellowship, please feel free to use the Immanuel email contact and we will pass on any message.
Please Note: currently, in the aftermath of the covid lock-down our Romanian friends meet for a single act of worship each Sunday between 3.00pm and 5.00pm