Exploring Membership
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Exploring Membership

We encourage individuals who want to be part of the community of faith at Emmanuel to consider becoming a church member.

We run an Exploring Membership evening to give you all the information you need to decide whether becoming a member is right for you.

The next session will be at The Durham Centre on Thursday 1st November from 7:00pm. For more information, contact Ian Portwine.

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Prayer Breakfast
Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Prayer Breakfast

Our monthly Prayer Breakfasts are an opportunity to pray together - for particular needs or individuals, for our church, or region and situations across the world.

Join us at The Durham Centre on the first Saturday of each month, starting at 9:00am. Breakfast is provided.

There is no Prayer Breakfast during August.

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Prayer Hour
Nov
5
7:30 PM19:30

Prayer Hour

  • 17 Low Flatts Road Chester le Street, England, DH3 4AW United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

God answers prayer! So join our Chester le Street congregation as they gather together once a month for an hour to pray for issues concerning the communities and mission that the congregation is involved in. 

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Baptisms
Nov
11
10:30 AM10:30

Baptisms

We're very excited to be baptising people during our service at Emmanuel Church Durham on Sunday 11th November, starting at 10:30am.

Baptism is a celebration of a life changed by Jesus, and done in obedience to Him.

If you'd like to know more, please get in touch. 

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Pastoral Ministry conference
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Pastoral Ministry conference

Daily we hear from the news and friends of increasing numbers of people experiencing mental health problems both in our communities and churches. Often support is difficult to find and statutory services have lengthy waiting times. As individual Christians and churches we are challenged to respond and help all find strategies to cope and healing to enjoy the ‘life in all it’s fullness’ which Jesus came to offer to everyone. However, we often feel ill equipped to respond in positive ways of supporting those who are seeking comfort, help and love.

On Saturday 17th November, 9:00am to 4:00pm, we have an opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and confidence to reach out and support those experiencing mental health difficulties both in our churches and communities by attending the Pastoral Ministry Conference which is to be held at The Durham Centre (Emmanuel Church Durham).

Speakers include friends from the If U Care Share Foundation; Eileen Brady; Christine Knowles; Joss Bray and a member of our own church with specialist knowledge and experience in supporting those experiencing a range of mental health issues.

Topics covered include: Suicide Prevention; supporting those who Self Harm, are experiencing Bereavement or supporting those will long term care needs, Domestic Abuse and Violence, Addiction; Mental Health Awareness; Healing from debilitating illness.

Who should attend: any member or the church or friends who seek positive strategies and an increased understanding of how to support those experiencing mental health difficulties in our communities and churches.

Lunch and all refreshments during the day will be provided (a donation of £5 would be welcome). However, no charge is being made to attend the conference in order to enable all who wish to attend to do so.

Further information and to book a place: See Stephen Jones (Deacon for Pastoral Ministry); or via Email to pastoral@emmanuel.org.uk; or via the this link

For further details, click here

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Pyramid Park play The Durham Centre
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Pyramid Park play The Durham Centre

Fresh off the back of the summer festival season, Pyramid Park play their first ever UK Tour and are stopping in Durham!

These worship nights will include songs from their 5 star debut album Vulnerability, plus new material yet to be released. Supported by the UK artist Dance like Kings the event promises to have a strong mix of intimate moments and exuberant praise that both young and 'young of heart' will enjoy!

Date and Time: Saturday 17 November - 19:30 - 22:30
Location: The Durham Centre DH1 1TN Durham, Durham
Price: £6.00 per ticket

Tickets can be bought through the Facebook event.

For more on Pyramid Park, watch their videos below

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Prayer Breakfast
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Prayer Breakfast

Our monthly Prayer Breakfasts are an opportunity to pray together - for particular needs or individuals, for our church, or region and situations across the world.

Join us at The Durham Centre on the first Saturday of each month, starting at 9:00am. Breakfast is provided.

There is no Prayer Breakfast during August.

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Rising Tide: A conference for empowering & equipping for prophetic breakthrough
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Rising Tide: A conference for empowering & equipping for prophetic breakthrough

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Do you want God's empowering and equipping for breakthrough in prophecy and prophetic gifts?

Then maybe the Rising Tide conference is for you.

We'll be joined by Marco Weening, leader of Training for Supernatural Ministry School at The King's Arms Church, Bedford

There'll be:

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- Prophetic training, at The Durham Centre, on Saturday 1st December, from 10am to 3pm
- A Celebration evening, at The Durham Centre, on Saturday 1st December, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
- Meetings at Emmanuel Durham and Emmanuel Chester-le-Street on Saturday 2nd December, from 10:30am

All events are free.

The Saturday daytime training is ticket-only. To book, click here
Lunch will be provided. A donation of £5 is suggested. 

For more information, see Dave Anderson. 

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Prayer Hour
Dec
3
7:30 PM19:30

Prayer Hour

God answers prayer! So join our Chester le Street congregation as they gather together once a month for an hour to pray for issues concerning the communities and mission that the congregation is involved in. 

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Christmas Family Service
Dec
23
10:30 AM10:30

Christmas Family Service

We're handing over the (reindeer's) reigns to our fantastic children and youth work team, led by Pete and Ali Gray, for a Christmas Family Service at Emmanuel Church Durham on Sunday 11th March.

This will be a shorter service, starting at 10:30am and lasting one hour.

Join for lots of fun and surprises! All ages welcome.

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Martin & Bekah Neil - Drum Workshops and Worship Night
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Martin & Bekah Neil - Drum Workshops and Worship Night

We are so glad to welcome Martin and Bekah Neil for another day of drums, intercession and worship. We had such a good time last year… this time we’re expecting God to release even more though these wonderful ministers.

Martin is perhaps best known as the drummer for prophetic worship pioneer, Kevin Prosch, and Martin and Bekah were first with us in Durham with Kevin when he visited us a few years back. He is an amazing drummer.... genuinely world class!! But what makes their ministry so special is the heart that he and Bekah carry... to see the sounds of the nations redeemed for King Jesus. They travel extensively into many cultures, building relationship and sharing the heartbeat and rhythms of different people groups at source; and then bringing those sounds as part of the well of worship rising up in the church as God restores us as His House of Prayer for all nations. Their charity "Voices from the Nations" also puts hands and feet to that, by assisting with grassroots developmental work in the communities they have been welcomed into.
http://www.voicesfromthenations.org/

They are gifted teachers and communicators, so having them with us for a whole day is an incredible opportunity and we really want to make the most of it. There will be three different sections which should means there will be something accessible for all.

10:00 - 12:00 - Kit drum workshop - A focused time for drum specialists, especially for kit drummers. Martin will encourage, inspire and equip out of his massive experience and anointing. So if you are a drummer… don’t miss it :)

13:30 - 16:30 - Drum circle workshop - Drum circles can be great as community worship times, which can work for all levels of ability so don’t rule yourself out :) Martin and Bekah are going to stir us up to break out of our boxes and see God moving among us through Holy Spirit led drumming. As well as some practical technique and inspiration, they are going to share what they have been been exploring (e.g with Native American christians) about drums and intercession.

19:30 - later - Worship and Prayer night.. We’re going to seek the Lord 😃 with no fixed agenda… but it will be something fresh and amazing, more drum and vocal led than ’normal. And we’ll hear wonderful stories of God at work among the nations.

We’re leaving lots of room for the Lord to steer us through the day, so there will be a lot of flexibility during these times. But this is going to be epic… really hope you can join us for some or all of it.

Some practicalities...

If you are coming to the kit drum workshop it would be great if you could let us know in advance and give us an idea of your experience level.

If you are coming to the Drum Circle workshop and you have any hand drums PLEASE BRING THEM. We will have lots of spare instruments which we will share around… but if you bring your own you can use it all the way through 😃 and if you have any spare to share.. awesome!

Tea and coffee will be provided during the day. We are fairly close to Durham centre so there will be places to grab some lunch nearby

We will be taking up a freewill offering at each session to support Martin and Bekah in their travelling.

For more information, please contact:
William Byng - williamb@theburn247.com - 07882 512 552
or 
Dan Lee - danl@theburn247.com - 07595 989167

For more about Burn 24/7 globally visit www.burn24-7.com

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Emmanuel Communities leaders' meeting
Oct
11
7:45 PM19:45

Emmanuel Communities leaders' meeting

Our Emmanuel Communities are community groups within one of our Emmanuel congregations, where individuals can grow in faith, discipleship, love and service.

If you'd like to know more, visit our Emmanuel Communities page.

Our Emmanuel Community leaders meet together regularly for prayer, encouragement, training and support.

Meeting at The Durham Centre, starting at 7:45pm. 

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Alpha course: Chester-le-Street
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Alpha course: Chester-le-Street

We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view; wherever they are in the world.

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith and it runs all around the globe.

We are running an Alpha course at the REfUSE cafe, Chester-le-Street, on Tuesdays from 9th October. A free hot meal will be served from 7pm.

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Alpha course: Durham
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

Alpha course: Durham

We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view; wherever they are in the world.

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith and it runs all around the globe.

We are running an Alpha course at The Durham Centre on Sunday evenings from 7th October to 16th December. For more information, click here

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Prayer Breakfast
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Prayer Breakfast

Our monthly Prayer Breakfasts are an opportunity to pray together - for particular needs or individuals, for our church, or region and situations across the world.

Join us at The Durham Centre on the first Saturday of each month, starting at 9:00am. Breakfast is provided.

There is no Prayer Breakfast during August.

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October 24/7 Burn Durham
Oct
5
to Oct 6

October 24/7 Burn Durham

On October the 5th Burn 24/7 Durham is creating a space for a worship and intercession running from 7pm Friday to 12 midnight in Durham city. You would be most welcome to join us.

Burn 24/7 is a movement of burning hearts all across the globe returning back to our first love, Jesus, and then taking his love to the nations. Burn 24/7 Durham has been gathering people on a monthly basis to unite around the Presence of God for extended hours of nonstop of worship and prayer known as “Burns”. The Burn gets its name from the road to Emmaus story where two disciples had their hearts rekindled with hope by encountering Jesus 'Were not our hearts burning within us!". 

Let's also rekindle our hope in worship as we unite with worshippers from across County Durham to passionately pursue and seek Jesus in full intimacy. We fully expect to encounter him as we draw near. He loves to dwell among and his people! 

Date and Time: 5th Oct 2018 - From 7pm Friday - Till 12 midnight Saturday
Location: United Reformed Church, Waddington Street, Durham, DH1 4BG
Transport: 3min walk to Durham Train Station with parking available

Read more about Burn 24/7: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c7742e573567dd264318db626/files/BURNBOOKLETweb.pdf
Sign up to Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/yFskP

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Prayer Hour
Oct
1
7:30 PM19:30

Prayer Hour

  • 17 Low Flatts Road Chester le Street, England, DH3 4AW United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

God answers prayer! So join our Chester le Street congregation as they gather together once a month for an hour to pray for issues concerning the communities and mission that the congregation is involved in. 

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Servers' Meal: children and youth
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Servers' Meal: children and youth

We are very grateful to all who serve our church in any way, on any of the many serving teams.

To show their gratitude and honour those who serve, the elders have decided to stage (assisted by Pete Sheehan) a number of shared meals for servers. 

The first will be for those involved in children's and youth work.

The meal will be at The Durham Centre on Saturday 29th September, from 7pm. 
If this involves you, Pete Gray or Naomi Ryan will be in touch nearer the time. 

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Family Service
Sep
9
10:30 AM10:30

Family Service

We're handing over the reigns to our fantastic children and youth work team, led by Pete and Ali Gray, for a Family Service at Emmanuel Church Durham on Sunday 9th September.

This will be a shorter service, starting at 10:30am and lasting one hour.

Join for lots of fun and surprises! All ages welcome.

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Prayer Hour
Sep
3
7:30 PM19:30

Prayer Hour

  • 17 Low Flatts Road Chester le Street, England, DH3 4AW United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

God answers prayer! So join our Chester le Street congregation as they gather together once a month for an hour to pray for issues concerning the communities and mission that the congregation is involved in. 

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Marriage Course
Sep
2
7:00 PM19:00

Marriage Course

We believe in marriage - as a gift from God, and the bedrock for family life.

We want to support and nurture strong marriages.

So we're running a Marriage course this year, starting in September.

The course is a series of sessions designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage.

The course, at The Durham Centre, will start on Sunday 2nd September and run for seven weeks. The cost is £15 per couple, including materials. Each evening begins with cake and drinks at 7pm, then the session itself from 7:30pm.

If you're interested please contact Sally Mattches

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Prayer Breakfast
Sep
1
9:00 AM09:00

Prayer Breakfast

Our monthly Prayer Breakfasts are an opportunity to pray together - for particular needs or individuals, for our church, or region and situations across the world.

Join us at The Durham Centre on the first Saturday of each month, starting at 9:00am. Breakfast is provided.

There is no Prayer Breakfast during August.

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Reachout
Aug
29
7:45 PM19:45

Reachout

Have you ever felt prompted to pray for your neighbours?

And somehow that's led to getting to know them, becoming friends. But then how do we start to talk about Jesus when they don't have any framework to think about faith?

And how do we keep going when we are often the only Christian in the room - which means we don't get any feedback or other ideas on how to give a different perspective.

So we're starting a group to encourage people like us, where we can share our experience of being the only Christian in the room and get ideas from each other and pray/support/train each other. Everyone is welcome. Whatever your experience of reaching out to people who don't know Jesus, come and share it! Let's encourage each other to step out and see Jesus change peoples hearts and minds.

The idea is that these meetings will run regularly - roughly once a quarter - so that we can continue to grow and see Jesus teach us how to become fishers of men. For more details contact chrisdone123@gmail.com

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Burn 24-7 Durham: August happenings
Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

Burn 24-7 Durham: August happenings

The Burn 24-7 Durham invite you to an evening of encounter with Jesus, of encouragement and impartation to reach the world with His love.

With us will be Jamie Dickson, leader of a church plant in Maine, USA and one of the Burn 24-7 Global leadership team. Jamie carries a massive grace for street outreach flowing out of the place of extended worship and prayer. 

For the last ten years Jamie has led a Burn 24-7 mission team into the largest Halloween Witch festival in the world... in Salem, Massachusetts. Sixty hours of continuous worship and prayer is the springboard that launches them into the city to offer prayer and prophetic ministry and they see **amazing** numbers of healing and salvations.

In the UK for the last few years a similar model has been followed at the Edinburgh fringe festival and Jamie and team will be with us the day following this outreach with fresh testimonies and encouragement from the streets of Scotland.

If you have a heart to see the Lord’s releasing miracles and salvation into our broken land why not join us for a couple of free hours on a summer Sunday evening. It’s going to be amazing.

Visit the Facebook event.

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Prayer Hour
Aug
6
7:30 PM19:30

Prayer Hour

  • 17 Low Flatts Road Chester le Street, England, DH3 4AW United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

God answers prayer! So join our Chester le Street congregation as they gather together once a month for an hour to pray for issues concerning the communities and mission that the congregation is involved in. 

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Paul Barrett visit
Jul
8
10:30 AM10:30

Paul Barrett visit

We are excited to be welcoming Paul Barrett to speak to us on Sunday 8th July.

Paul leads a church in London which is part of our Regions Beyond family of churches.

This will be a joint meeting of our Durham and Chester-le-Street congregations, at The Durham Centre. There will be no separate meeting in Chester-le-Street.

We're excited to say there will be baptisms during the service!

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Prayer Breakfast
Jul
7
9:00 AM09:00

Prayer Breakfast

Our monthly Prayer Breakfasts are an opportunity to pray together - for particular needs or individuals, for our church, or region and situations across the world.

Join us at The Durham Centre on the first Saturday of each month, starting at 9:00am. Breakfast is provided.

There is no Prayer Breakfast during August.

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Prayer Hour
Jul
2
7:30 PM19:30

Prayer Hour

  • 17 Low Flatts Road Chester le Street, England, DH3 4AW United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

God answers prayer! So join our Chester le Street congregation as they gather together once a month for an hour to pray for issues concerning the communities and mission that the congregation is involved in. 

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Family Service
Jul
1
10:30 AM10:30

Family Service

We're handing over the reigns to our fantastic children and youth work team, led by Pete and Ali Gray, for a Family Service at Emmanuel Church Durham on Sunday 1st July.

This will be a shorter service, starting at 10:30am and lasting one hour.

Join for lots of fun and surprises! All ages welcome.

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Gift Day
Jun
24
10:30 AM10:30

Gift Day

In previous Gift Days we have linked the offering to one or more specific projects.

Marc Dupont challenged us to ‘reap in our own field’, the local church, and see the growth that God brings.   

This Gift Day we are not asking people to give into any particular project, but asking that we look at the bigger picture of the future of Emmanuel Church, and give in faith looking to God to give the increase.

Giving is a step of faith, trusting God for the future.  It is exciting to see what the Holy Spirit is doing among us, but we long for more. 

On Sunday 24th June, let us celebrate all that God has given us, and give, reaching into the future God has planned for us.  There are great days in store for Emmanuel Church.

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The Living Room
Jun
17
3:00 PM15:00

The Living Room

  • Bullion Hall, Chester-le-Street DH22DW (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us in The Living Room!

All are welcome to join us on a Sunday afternoon for games, crafts, hobbies, followed by afternoon tea. There'll be the chance to chat, meet people and be part of the family. 

The Living Room will take place at Bullion Hall, Chester-le-Street, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday 17th June. 

Feel free to bring along games or crafts, something from your Living Room to make yourself at home and some food to share. Refreshments will be provided.

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