Welcome aboard Fr Robert!

During the Sung Eucharist on Sunday 14 April, Fr Robert Martin CMP was warmly welcomed by Priest-in-Charge, Fr Nigel Gibson, Dean Matthias Der and many parishioners of Emmanuel Church.

In holy orders for nearly 30 years, Fr Robert comes to Emmanuel as Associate Priest and brings to the community a wide-range of ministerial experience, with singular gifts and skills in liturgy and spirituality.

As well as assisting Fr Nigel on Sundays, Fr Robert will help Emmanuel develop and implement an outreach and evangelistic strategy in Pokfulam.

Their present chaplaincy duties at St John’s Cathedral remain unchanged by this deployment.

from left, Fr Robert, Fr Nigel and Dean Matthias Der at Emmanuel Church on the Third Sunday of Easter 2013
from left, Fr Robert, Fr Nigel and Dean Matthias Der at Emmanuel Church on the Third Sunday of Easter 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four Emmanuel Church Members Confirmed in St John’s Cathedral

Congratulations to Emmanuel Church parishioners, Tim Tsang, Andrea Kan, David Wong and Cheris Yuen who were Confirmed by Archbishop Paul Kwong on Easter Eve in St John’s Cathedral.  Next day on Easter Sunday all four were welcomed back to Emmanuel to great applause by their parish priest Fr Nigel and a packed congregation. Below are some photos of both ceremonies in St John’s and Emmanuel Church.

Confirmation and baptism candidates with the Archbishop and Clergy immediately after the Confirmation Service.
Confirmation and baptism candidates with the Archbishop and Clergy immediately after the Confirmation Service.
from left; David Wong, Cheris Yuen, Andrea Kan, Fr Nigel and Tim Tsang
from left; David Wong, Cheris Yuen, Andrea Kan, Fr Nigel and Tim Tsang
Bethanié Chapel was packed to capacity for Emmanuel's Sung Eucharist on Easter Sunday
Béthanie Chapel was packed to capacity for Emmanuel’s Sung Eucharist on Easter Sunday 2013
from left, sacristan Alex Lee, Tim Tsang, Andrea Kan, Fr Nigel, Cheris Yuen and David Wong
from left, sacristan Alex Lee, Tim Tsang, Andrea Kan, Fr Nigel, Cheris Yuen and David Wong
The newly Confirmed Emmanuel parishioners with Fr Nigel and Sacristan, Alex Lee at Emmanuel Church on Easter Sunday 2013
The newly confirmed Emmanuel Church parishioners with Fr Nigel and sacristan Alex Lee at Emmanuel Church on Easter Sunday 2013