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New Way In to Events

Access to St John's School for church services and events is now at the far right-hand corner of St Radigund's Car Park, St Radigund's Street CT1 2AA.  For full directions, click CONTACT US –> How to find us. ...

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Emmanuel turns 5!

Emmanuel Church Cantebury celebrated 5 years since its launch last weekend. We give thanks to God for the way He has sustained and grown the church over this time....

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Fraudulent Conference!

Someone has managed to set up bogus email accounts in the name of the church and our Minister inviting speakers to a conference and asking for money. Ignore such messages! The police are being alerted!...

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A poor rich ruler

A wealthy man once came to Jesus with this question: ‘what must I do to gain eternal life?’ This is the single most important question any of us could ask. Many of us think the answer is to live a good life and be rewarded at the end with eternal life. But Jesus replied to the man saying something quite shocking: ‘no-one is good except God alone’. In other words- the ric...

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Thought for a new term

Let’s not make the same mistake this autumn as Thelma Howard, an American maid. She missed out on a fortune because she didn’t look carefully enough at what she already had. Her employer was Walt Disney, who gave her a piece of paper in an envelope every Christmas Eve. Thelma didn’t understand what they were, so she simply added them to a pile under her bed. After her death, h...

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Emmanuel Church in verse!

Earlier this month, we enjoyed our first ever 'Big Day Out' as a church family, at Blean School, just outside Canterbury. Paul Bolton joined us to give two talks from John 10 & 11, which you can listen to here and here. It was fantastic to focus on the Lord Jesus ...

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Time to take another look?

Did you see the list of 60 ‘New Elizabethans’ – individuals who’ve had a major influence on British life in the 60 years since Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne – that the BBC released recently? Some of the names were predictable enough: Baroness Thatcher, Alfred Hitchcock, Lennon and McCartney. Others were more unexpected, like Barbara Windsor, or the infamous...

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WHY EASTER?

The great Russian author Leo Tolstoy once wrote, ‘Is there any meaning in my life that the inevitable death awaiting me does not destroy?’ It’s a sobering question – perhaps not one we’d choose to dwell on – but a crucial one. It’s the question that hangs over all our relationships, our daily work and our fleeting pleasures. What happens to all of this ...

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How to spot a fake £50 note

We were in the bank recently and received a leaflet telling us about the new £50 notes. Rather than telling us about every forger's trick, it shows in detail what the genuine &...

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How Long, O Lord?

Why does God allow suffering? Will it ever end? How can we go on trusting him when it hurts?  These are big questions for us to wrestle with, whether we'd call ourselves Christians or not. Many of us have been through terrible suffering. Others have seen loved ones go through it. Still others weep when we read the newspapers or watch TV reports from around the world. All of us find...

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