Emmanuel Church Upper Olland Street, Bungay
Address: Church - Upper Olland Street, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1BH
Halls - Rose Lane, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1DG
Times Of Services: Sundays: 10.45am (All Year) & 6pm Holy Communion on 3rd Sunday in the month (August excluded,) Evening service on the last Sunday in the month is held at Holmwood residential home, immediately opposite the church in Upper Olland Street at 6pm
For full service schedule please see the plan on the homepage
1st Sunday mornings and 3rd Sunday evenings are usually holy communion services.
Rev'd J. Evans
Tel : 01986 896501
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Churches Together in Bungay (CTB)
Emmanuel's congregation work with Holy Trinity (Church of England) and St Edmund's (Catholic Church).
Emmanuel Church Choir
Over the past 50 years, the choir has been an important feature within the life and worship of the church, but, as in many churches at the moment, it is finding life a bit difficult.
The Church has recently purchased a Hymnal Plus to support worship when no organist is available and for practicing. This can be used in all the rooms in the buildings.
A Partnership singing group now meets on Tuesday evenings at 7.00pm in Wortwell URC under the leadership of Mr Chas Emmens, member of our Wortwell church.
This is held in the Emmaus Room (at the front of the Church), on the 3rd Wednesdays in the month. (Except August andJanuary) from 2.30pm- 3.30pm. Each week, there is a speaker or an interview with a guest or discussions between ourselves and refreshments are served at the end. All are welcome, (male or female and whatever your age.)
An inexpensive delicious ‘home cooked’ meal which also provides a social event for older people This takes place in the Orange Hall (in the Church rooms- behind the Church) at 12.30 for 12.45 - fortnightly.
The charge is currently £5 for a two course meal and tea/coffee. Community Cars can be booked through the organisers for transport to and from the lunch.
It is open to all, not just Church members, but is by invitation only.
Please contact 01986 892667 to register an interest or for more information.
The Elastic Band
Every 3rd Sunday morning, Emmanuel has an All Age Worship and music is provided by the ’Elastic Band’.
The name ‘Elastic Band’ came about, because it was said to be stretching it a bit to call it a youth band, as several of the members were ‘older’- and the name stuck.
The Band members at present are:
Charlotte Remblance - Clarinet
Dorothy Temple - Vocals
Jane Johnston - Violin
Kimberly Aldous-Jackson - Glockenspiel and Drums
Mary Armstrong - Vocals
Mary Perry - Piano; Saxophone and Recorder
Daniel Gibbs – Flute
Emily Remblance - Flute
Gemma Aldous - Visual Technician
The hymns /songs that are played are more of a contemporary/ modern style of music and these are projected onto a screen.
The Band are always looking for new talent to join them, they rehearse two thursday evenings a month, before the AAW service so if can play an instrument, the band would be pleased to see and hear you!
(The logo was designed by one of the founding band members- Emily Johnston)
The Dutch Connection!
Emmanuel Church, Bungay, have a long-standing connection with the Protestantse Gemeente te Hellevoetsluis, the Protestant Parish of Hellevoetsluis, a small town just south of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
Eco Church – The first Silver Award in England and Wales
We began phase one of our Going Green Project back in 2009 when we started
to plan to have 220 solar panels on two of our hall roofs. May 2015 saw the
culmination of a major project to transform the old Victorian school buildings
into an environmental showpiece which won the Suffolk Greenest County Award.
Eco Church is more than just buildings, it covers worship, mission and church
and individual lifestyles and our journey continues…
Phase three begins during 2018 and includes three mission statements:-
1/ We will continue to support small third world projects affected by climate
change to a total of £250 per year.
2/ We will continue to improve our environmental credentials, as and when the
finance becomes available.
3/ We will continue to work towards gaining our Eco Church Gold Award.
Not only are we trying to look after God’s creation and do our bit to combat
climate change but this is also one of our church missions to show others that
Christianity is still relevant in today’s world.