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 : jacquiepevans@hotmail.co.uk

Churches Together in Bungay (CTB)

Emmanuel's congregation work with Holy Trinity (Church of England) and St Edmund's (Catholic Church).

Emmanuel, Bungay
Emmanuel, Bungay

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.


Wednesday Fellowship

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.)

Luncheon Club

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.

Luncheon Club

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)


JMA (Junior Mission for All)

The JMA promise is” I promise to learn, pray and serve with the worldwide Church of Jesus Christ”

This is a group that the Methodist Church started so Children can contribute and help support mission in their Church and in the world.
(JMA is part of The Methodist Church presence in the World Church and Mission Education.)

Each child has a collecting box and subscribers from whom they can receive money from. Each year at a special service, they receive a JMA badge and certificate which corresponds to the amount of years that they have been collecting.

The money collected goes to lots of worthwhile causes around the UK and the world

For more information on JMA go to the website:


JMA (Junior Mission for All)

The Dutch Connection!

Emmanuel Church, Bungay, have a long-standing (32 years) connection with the Protestantse Gemeente te Hellevoetsluis, the Protestant Parish of Hellevoetsluis, a small town just south of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.