We believe we get to know each other and build relationships and friendships best in small numbers.

Hence, every member of Emmanuel Church is encouraged to join a Community.

Although no two groups are the same, they are often 10 to 15 people who meet weekly or fortnightly in each other’s homes to share life, learn and pray together.

Our Communities meet across County Durham. See the map and details below for further information. 
Want to know more? Get in touch.

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Where: Belmont
Leaders: Martin and Janette Marklew and Sandra and Alan Bell
When: Tuesday evenings, weekly
Vision: Creating an environment where people can freely encounter the Holy Spirit. John 7:37-38

 
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Where: Durham
Leaders: John and Jackie Renshaw
When: Wednesday evenings, weekly
Vision: To glorify God, to support and encourage each other and to build our faith. We do this through Bible study with personal application, worship, prayer and testimonies to what God has done in our lives.

 

Where: Gilesgate
Leaders: Mark and Sarah Tallentire
When: Wednesday evenings; plus monthly at weekends and other activities
Vision: We hope to help one another deepen our relationship with Jesus and demonstrate His love to communities of Gilesgate around us
 

 

Where: Hartlepool
Leaders: Barry and Anna Lewis
When: Thursday evenings
Vision:We are a group who are determined to see Jesus glorified in
our own lives, in Hartlepool and in the surrounding region; by his Spirit
through his Word and loving each other. John 13 Vs 35.

 
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Where: Belmont
Leaders: Steve and Virginia Hill
When: Wednesday evenings, weekly
Vision: To encourage and stir up one another to love and good works and to explore our faith

 

 

 
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Where: Ferryhill
Leaders: Stephen and Christine Houldsworth
When: Wednesday evenings, weekly
Vision: Encouraging one another in prayer and study to run the race set out for us.

 

 
Matt and Jenny Cray

Matt and Jenny Cray

Where: Chester-le-Street and Great Lumley
Leaders: Matt and Jenny Cray
When: Tuesday evenings, weekly
Vision: Loving one another through the equipping and encountering of the Holy Spirit.

 
Josh & Susie Hart and Andy & Penny Oxley

Josh & Susie Hart and Andy & Penny Oxley

Where: Chester-le-Street, South
Leaders: Josh & Susie Hart and Andy & Penny Oxley
When: Wednesday evenings, weekly
Vision: To be a community that feeds on God's Word and prays for each other and the world around us, so that we are equipped and encouraged in our everyday lives.

 
Jon and Joy Cairns

Jon and Joy Cairns

Where: Chester-le-Street, West
Leaders: Jon and Joy Cairns
When: Thursday evenings, fortnightly
Vision: We want to go deeper and wider with Jesus by being real and open with one another, prioritising worship and encouraging people to step out in spiritual gifts. We also want to be committed to personal mission and seeing those around us come to faith in Jesus.

 
Hannah and Adam Finn

Hannah and Adam Finn

Where: Chester-le-Street, North
Leaders: Hannah and Adam Finn
When: Wednesday evenings, weekly
Vision: We want our relationships, our meetings and our ministry together to be shaped by and soaked with the gospel. To read His word faithfully and expectantly. To know and serve one another persistently - sharing our hearts and lives, depending on the Lord prayerfully.