Advent and Christmas Services

We start Advent with Compline on Sunday 3 and 10 December at 7:30pm. This is a short reflective service of night prayer with some music. A perfect opportunity to snatch some stillness and quiet in the busiest of seasons. 

For those younger parishioners looking for more noise and crafts, join us at 4:30pm  on 3rd December for St Nicholas Workshop and a short service at which we will enthrone our new child bishop.

The full Advent and Christmas schedule is as follows:

3rd December – Advent One
800, 9:15, 1030 Eucharists
4:30pm-6:30pm St Nicholas Workshop and enthronement of our new child bishop
Christmas crafts and St Nicholas treats
7:30pm Compline

10 December – Advent Two
800, 9:15, 1030 Eucharists
7:30pm Compline

17 December – Advent Three
8:00, 9:15, 10:30 Eucharists
6:30pm Nine Lessons and Carols in celebration of 125 years of Emmanuel, West Hampstead
Join us for our annual traditional carol service as we celebrate
and give thanks for our amazing church

24 December – Advent Four AND Christmas Eve!
8:00 Eucharist for Advent 4
16:00 Crib Service with Nativity and blessing of the crib
23:00 Midnight Mass

25 December Christmas Day
10:30 All Age Eucharist

We’re Hiring

Emmanuel is hiring! We are looking for an Operations Manager to work 16-20 hours per week to lead the administration connected with the effective running of the parish.

We are looking for someone who wants to contribute to a successful and thriving Parish Church. The Operations Manager does not need to be a member of the Church of England or a Christian, although they should they should have a positive view of the Christian faith and be in broad sympathy with the life of the Church. Please see the full job description.

To apply please submit a letter of application outlining your suitability for the post to the Reverend Catriona Laing, Vicar, along with your CV and the names and details of two referees to [email protected] by Friday the 24th of November.

 Licensing and installation of our New Vicar

We are very excited and thankful that this Thursday, the 7th September, our new Vicar, the Revd Dr Catriona Laing, will be installed by the Bishop of London, Bishop Sarah, at 7.30pm.

This is a very wonderful and special day in our shared life in Christ. All are very warmly welcome at this service and drinks reception following.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

2020 saw the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the 25th anniversary of the Bosnian genocide. Members of Emmanuel Church were present at Holocaust Memorial commemorations at Hampstead and South Hampstead Synagogues (where Fr Jonathan was invited to light one of the memorial candles) and at the JW3 Centre on Finchley Road and were deeply moved to receive invitations to these events.