On Sunday 28th February, the community bid farewell to two Emmanuel stalwarts, Chris and Lydia Erving.
As tokens of our love and gratitude for their distinguished service to Emmanuel for over 10-years, Fr Nigel presented Chris (a former churchwarden and treasurer) and Lydia with a farewell card signed by parishioners and a beautifully engraved wooden cross.
Chris and Lydia – you will be greatly missed at Emmanuel, but all of us offer you our very best wishes and blessings for your future happiness in Melbourne, Australia. Fr Nigel
Emmanuel’s Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve as well as the Sung Eucharist for theNativity on Christmas Day attracted the largest congregations at Emmanuel for years. Perhaps it was down to better promotion this year, or possibly because less ex-pats left Hong Kong for Christmas, Béthanie Chapel was packed to capacity for both services. The community’s pre-Christmas Nine Lessons and Carols Service led by Die Konzertisen Choir also packed out the chapel. All together, a fabulous 2015 Advent and Christmas season. Thanks be to God!
Come and hear the story of God’s loving purposes through nine lessons of Holy Scripture: from the first days of man’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden, through to the glorious redemption that is brought to us by the Holy Spirit in the mystery of the Incarnation.
Come and sing some of the best-known and most-loved Christmas carols – works of poets and musicians from all ages and from different lands that testify to the universality of the Christian message, by which all are one in the glory of God’s eternal kingdom.
24th December: Christmas Eve – Midnight Mass at 11pm
25th December: Christmas Day – Family Eucharist for the Nativity at 10:15am
Be assured of a warm welcome at all our services at Emmanuel