Church Family


Whether you are new and consider yourself part of the Emmanuel Church Family or you have been coming here for years, below you will find some information which you may find helpful.


Home Groups

Supporting one another in knowing Jesus and living with him everyday

We have a number of Home Groups that meet mid-week in homes, some weekly and others every two weeks.  Most groups meet in the evenings but some during the day.  We would love everyone to be part of a Home Group so please contact a member of the Home Group Leadership team for details (Bart Erlebach, Joanne and Robin Walpole and Amanda Kresinska) via the Church office.

Emmanuel Home Groups

  • Under the word of God
  • Looking upwards in prayer
  • Alongside one another
  • Reaching our in mission
  • Building up the Church Family through serving


Prayer Focus

First Wednesday of every month | 8pm

This is a chance to gather as a church family and pray for the needs of the church, for events coming up that month and things happening in the world. We usually spend a short time looking at God’s word before turning to pray; we often split into smaller groups for this.

Forward Focus 2019

Our Forward Focus meeting is a chance to look back at what God has been doing in our church family over the last year to look forward to the year coming. Our minister Bart will be speaking at our 10.30am service on Sunday 28 April, followed by our Forward Focus meeting (annual church meeting) over a bring-and-share lunch.  Please join us for this important event in our church calendar.

 We believe that we are stewards of all the gifts that God gives us.  Members of the church family are encouraged to give to God’s work in line with biblical principles. In the apostle Paul’s second letter to the Church in Corinth he wrote: ‘Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.’ (2 Cor 9:7).

How To Give

Financially, you can support Emmanuel Church in two different ways. Firstly, you can give to the Emmanuel General Fund, which is the fund used to run the church and indirectly, to pay our minister. Secondly, you can give to the Emmanuel Ministry Fund (EMF). The EMF was set up in 2004 and its primary role is to fund additional staff members at Emmanuel. There are many ways you can pay but the most helpful way to give to either fund is to set up a standing order with your bank. You can do this quickly using your online or telephone banking and by quoting the bank account information: Recipient (beneficiary) account name Emmanuel Church, Tolworth (General Fund) Sort Code: 23-05-80 Account Number: 18255472 Emmanuel Church, Tolworth (Metro Bank, Kingston-upon-Thames branch) Emmanuel Church Tolworth, Ministry Fund (EMF) Sort Code: 23-05-80 Account Number: 16344117 Emmanuel Church, Tolworth (Metro Bank, Kingston-upon-Thames branch)

Alternatively, you can donate by cash or cheque using giving envelopes that we will provide or you can complete and return a standing order form and we will forward it to your bank on your behalf.  Standing order forms are available at Church, or you can download copies here- Banker’s Order- General Fund /Banker’s Order- Ministry Fund . Finally, you can use our secure online giving links below. If you are a UK tax payer please complete and return the relevant Gift Aid declarations at the bottom of this page.  This will enable our church to increase the value of your gift by 25% by reclaiming from HM Revenue and Customs the basic rate tax that you have paid on your gift.  Copies of the Gift Aid Declaration are also available at Church or can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. Each year, in additon to our special Mission Gift Days, we hold Commitment Sunday where we focus on our commitment as a Church Family to the work of furthering the gospel at Emmanuel.  This year Commitment Sunday is taking place on Sunday 24th November.

ECGF (Emmanuel Church General Fund)

Gift Aid Declaration – Emmanuel General Fund

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EMF (Emmanuel Ministry Fund)

Gift Aid Declaration

– Emmanuel Ministry Fund

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Mission Gift Day

Emmanue As a Church we financially support a number of external mission groups both through our general giving to the Church (Insight Kingston Schools Workers) and also through an annual Mission Focus and Gift Day in May when we raise money for the following  mission partners:

  • Oxygen
  • London City Mission’s Webber Street
  • Emmanuel International
  • Arab World Mission
  • UFM Worldwide
  • Church Mission Society

Please look at the video produced for our Gift Day in 2019.

The audio below is  a mission update from Emmanuel’s Arab World Mission link person, June 2019.

Mission Focus Update from Arab World Mission

June 16 2019