A very warm welcome to the website of Emmanuel Church, West Hampstead, an inclusive community in the Edmonton Episcopal Area of the Diocese of London. We would see our mission, ministry and our life together at Emmanuel as radical hospitality to all – infinite respect for one another.
We are glad to be members of the wider Church of England and worldwide Anglican Communion, which in its historic core values is broad and comprehensive, with room for the mutual flourishing of all. We are grateful for our warm and ecumenical links with Christians of other traditions of the east and west and our friendship and solidarity with people of other faiths and of good will everywhere as we strive together for a more just, compassionate and sustainable world, reflecting God’s infinite justice, compassion and mercy.
Emmanuel has stood as a beacon of God’s light and love in its prominent position alongside West End Green since 1897. As a Church community, we aspire to be generously orthodox and everyone is warmly welcome at all our services and activities, irrespective of race, age, gender identity, physical ability, sexual orientation or way of life. We rejoice in the great and wonderful diversity of God’s creation and we recognize and celebrate the beauty of his image uniquely revealed in one another.
On this website you will find details of many of our services and activities, our values and our vision, and we much look forward to welcoming you in person.
Fr Jonathan Kester
CHURCH AND COMMUNITY LIFE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PERIOD
Like all churches and places of worship in London and the United Kingdom, Emmanuel Church is currently closed for public worship for a season following the direction and guidance of the Archbishops of Canterbury & York and the Bishop of London but has certainly not shut up shop.
We will still be a church for the whole community but will serve and operate in a radically different way and communicate by whatever means possible.
We seek to work in collaborative partnership with all local initiatives to support and serve the local community and so we encourage all our members to sign up to their local street/neighbourhood Whatapp Groups and to volunteer whenever and wherever possible. To volunteer for the Good Samaritan Royal Voluntary Service NHS scheme please click HERE. To volunteer to help in the huge community spirited Camden “Time to Spare” scheme, please click HERE.
As the rate of cases accelerates in our capital city, it is absolutely paramount that everyone strictly obeys all official direction, remaining inside their homes and only venturing out for the most essential of journeys to by food, for health and exercise reasons, maintaining social distancing of at least two metres between people. Likewise public transport on TFL should only be used for key NHS and other essential key workers and for the most urgent of journeys.
To ensure you are on our regular emailing list to keep up with the latest news and updates from Emmanuel Church please click HERE or on the link in the header of this website.
To enable you to worship at home on your own, or together with your household and those you love, please access our special Emmanuel Church service book, by clicking below
You can access prayers, bible readings and reflections by clicking HERE
You can join in the daily Morning, Evening and Night Prayer of the Church of England, as prayed by your clergy and others every day of the year, by clicking HERE
You can access the wider Church of England guidance by clicking HERE
Here at Emmanuel Church we take the Safeguarding of all our members very seriously, especially children, young people and vulnerable adults. Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of all in God’s own image and likeness. We see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ, the Good Shepherd who cares unconditionally for all his sheep. This implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.
Clicking on the Safeguarding Policy icon to the left or the link in the footer of every page of this website will take you to the full policy documents and the names and contact details of those in the parish and further afield should you have any concerns whatsoever.