Angel Tree Mother's Day

Prison Fellowship in Durham, a Christian organisation, is enabling young female offenders at HMP Low Newton to each send a Mother's Day card and gift-voucher.

This can be a valuable step in helping to sustain or restore family relationships.

They need £6 per young offender to cover costs.

If you are able to contribute towards a gift voucher, please see Helen Hunter on Sunday morning or contact on (email: Your involvement is really appreciated!

If you would like to find out more about Prison Fellowship and its work, or are interested in becoming a volunteer, please see Helen or check out the PF website: 

Planning permission for The Emmanuel Centre!

We have been exploring God's will in the possibility of us buying the Microchem unit, next door to The Durham Centre, and converting it into extra church and conference venue space, to be called The Emmanuel Centre.

The Emmanuel Centre would have space for up to 500 people, and would become our Durham congregation meeting venue on Sunday mornings. This would free The Durham Centre to be used for our ever-growing children and youth groups - and allow the congregation overall to grow beyond the capacity of our current auditorium.

Well, exciting news! We've just heard from Durham County Council that we have been granted planning permission to convert the unit. 

We are thankful to God for this, but we also realise it is just the beginning of a journey of faith for us. We are still to raise the money for the project, and secure ownership of the unit.

In response to God's goodness, on Sunday 4th March, during our International Sunday, we are going to hold a special Thanksgiving Offering, to express our gratitude to God for the granting of planning permission. For more information on finance and giving to the church, see Jenny Booth, our Deacon for Finance.

- In November 2017, Adam Finn  had a prophetic dream about The Emmanuel Centre. Read about it here

Sending and Receiving

It's a privilege to be part of the worldwide family of God, and we are excited to be constantly sending people to and receiving people from across the world. We're also excited for new people committing to our family at Emmanuel, by becoming members of our church. 

This Sunday, we sent Caroline to India for a season, and welcomed seven new members. Here are their stories.