Welcome to The Emmanuel Benefice!
We are a benefice of 3 churches in Newsome, Armitage Bridge and South Crosland who want to glorify God in all we do. Our aim is to rejoice in the love of the Father, share the good news of Jesus and experience the power of the Holy Spirit.
We rejoice in the love of God our Father and we want to know and experience it for ourselves both personally and as a benefice. We love to worship and give thanks to our amazing and loving God and offer regular weekly services in all our churches to enable us to achieve that.
We show the good news of Jesus through our involvement in the community, and are working with our schools, uniformed organisations, and old folk's homes alike to share that news. We also hold coffee mornings and craft workshops and invite the community to come and join us as we share fellowship together.
We experience the power of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives as we find the strength to do all that we believe God has called us to do.
Our focus is upward to God and outward to the community, and we work hard to ensure that everyone is made welcome, and everyone is involved, as far as they feel able.
Our joy is working together as a family of churches to achieve all that God is asking of us and we celebrate that by coming together to worship him and give thanks on the 3rdSunday of the month. We want to see our churches grow but more than that we want to see people grow as they come to know Jesus and experience his love for themselves.
That is our hope but we are a work in progress and thrive on the challenges that it brings.
So if you are curious and want to see
If you are weary and need rest
If you are grateful and want to give thanks
If you are hurting and need comfort
If you are listening and want to pray
If you are seeking and need answers
We welcome you in Christ’s name!
Blessings to you