Holy Week – 2017

Holy Week at Emmanuel Chruch, Pok Fu Lam - 2017

Palm Sunday 9th April 2017
10.15am Palm Procession & Sung Eucharist

Good Friday 14th April 2017
10.15am The Way of the Cross. A Service for All the Family

Easter Sunday 16th April 2017
10.15am Sung Eucharist of the Resurrection with the Renewal of Baptismal Promises & Easter Egg Hunt for the Sunday School

Christmas 2016 Services at Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam

Sun 4th December  2nd Sunday of Advent
10.15am  ‘Joyful Noise Eucharist’
A simple service of Holy Communion for kids and the young at heart.

 

Sun 11th December 3rd Sunday of Advent
7.00pm A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
A traditional service of carols and readings – sung with the help of the Die Konzertisten Choir.

 

Sat 24th December Christmas Eve
11.00pm Midnight Mass of the Nativity
traditional Midnight service with the Blessing of the Crib and lots of carols.

 

Sun 25th December Christmas Day
10.15am Family Eucharist with Carols
A Christmas Morning service for all the family to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

 

Sun 1st January New Year’s Day
10.15am Sung Eucharist with Holy Baptism
A service to ask God’s blessing on the New Year 2017. During the service we will celebrate the Baptism of Infants.

 

Join Us for Worship Every Sunday
10.15am Sung Eucharist with Sunday School
A family friendly service of Holy Communion with activities for kids.

 

Holy Week & Easter Services

 

The Resurrection (c.1490)  by Sandro Botticelli
The Resurrection (c.1490)
by Sandro Botticelli

Holy Week & Easter Services 2016

Palm Sunday: 20th March – 10:15am Sung Eucharist with the Blessing and Distribution of Palm Crosses (Emmanuel, Pokfulam) 

Maundy Thursday: 24th March (NB. 8:00pm in St John’s Cathedral) Sung Eucharist with the Washing of Feet, Stripping of the Sanctuary and the Watch until Midnight

Good Friday: 25th March 10:15am – Last Hour of the Passion (Emmanuel, Pokfulam)

Easter Day: 27th March 10:15am – Sung Eucharist for the Resurrection of our Lord, including an Easter Egg Hunt for children.  NB. Fr Nigel’s Farewell Service at Emmanuel as Priest-in-Charge. 

Be assured of a warm welcome at any of our Holy Week and Easter Services 

Farewell Chris & Lydia

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

Chris and Lydia Erving with Fr Nigel on the last Sunday at Emmanuel before their move to Melbourne
Chris and Lydia Erving with Fr Nigel on the last Sunday at Emmanuel before their move to Melbourne, Australia

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Lenten Pilgrimage 2016

St John’s Cathedral

Lenten Pilgrimage to the

Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre

New Territories 

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A Journey to the Heart of Lent…
In the Footsteps of Christ,
from the Desert to the Cross

Open to all members of St John’s & Daughter Churches  

Saturday, 27th February 2016

 Leaving by coach from the Cathedral at 9:30am

and returning to St John’s by 4:30pm

For enquiries and bookings simply email

deanssec@stjohnscathedral.org.hk

Happy Birthday!

Emmanuel's oldest and longest serving parishioner, May Large, cutting her birthday cake after church on Sunday 31st January.  At the end of the Sung Eucharist the entire congregation wished her well by singing Happy Birthday   led by Bryan Carter on the organ.  We love you loads May!!!!
Emmanuel’s oldest and longest-serving parishioner, May Large, cutting her birthday cake after church on Sunday 31st January. At the end of the Sung Eucharist the entire congregation wished her well by singing Happy Birthday led by Bryan Carter on the organ. We love you loads, May!!!!

Emmanuel Church packed for Candlemas Service

Walkers from the St John's Cathedral outreach ministry, Helpers for Domestic Helpers (HDH) joined the Eucharist at Emmanuel on Sunday 31st January.  HDH walkers have visited Emmanuel once a year for many years and the day is important annual fundraising event for HDH. Always warmly greeted by the Emmanuel community, HDH walkers stayed on after the service for lunch before the next stage of their journey to Stanley.
Walkers from the St John’s Cathedral outreach ministry, Helpers for Domestic Helpers (HDH), joined the Eucharist at Emmanuel on Sunday 31st January. HDH walkers have visited Emmanuel once a year for many years and their annual walk across Hong Kong Island is a key fundraising event. Always warmly greeted by the Emmanuel community, the walkers stayed on after the service for lunch before the next stage of their journey to our sister church, St Stephen’s, Stanley.

Standing room only for 2015 Christmas Services

Emmanuel’s Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve as well as the Sung Eucharist for the Nativity 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!  

Christmas Day 2015 in Béthanie Chapel, the home of Emmanuel Church, Pokfulam.
Christmas Day 2015 in Béthanie Chapel, the home of Emmanuel Church, Pokfulam.

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CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT EMMANUEL

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NINE LESSONS & CAROLS SERVICE

with Die Konzertisten Choir

Sunday 13th December at 7pm

 

Christmas Eve – Midnight Mass 

Thursday 24th December at 11pm 

Christmas Day – Family Sung Eucharist 

Friday 25th December at 10:15am

 

Everyone is welcome to attend these lovely seasonal services in one of the most spiritually uplifting chapels in Hong Kong.

All services at Emmanuel are in English.

Limited Parking available.

CAROL SERVICE DETAILS

Emmanuel Church Pokfulam

Die Konzertisten Choir 

present 

A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

Virgin-ChildWhen: Sunday 13th December 2015 at 7:00pm

Where: Emmanuel Church – Béthanie Chapel

139 Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam

ALL WELCOME  

 

A warm welcome for delegates from the Diocese of Davao, Mindanao, Philippines

Delegates from the Diocese of Davao with retreat master, Fr Nigel, at the Mariners' Club, Hong Kong. The broad theme of the 5 day retreat was Rekindling Faith in the 21st Century and the Media's Role in Today's Social Media.
Delegates from the Diocese of Davao with retreat master, Fr Nigel, at the Mariners’ Club, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The general broad theme of the five day retreat was ‘Rekindling Ministry in the 21st Century and the Media’s Role in today’s Social Media’.
Six delegates from the retreat were special guests at the Sung Eucharist at Emmanuel on Sunday 26 October 2015
Six delegates from the retreat were guests at the Sung Eucharist at Emmanuel on Sunday 23 October 2015

Fabulous Parish Family Day Out at the Seaside

Many thanks to everyone for such a fun-filled day on Park Island Beach on Saturday 24th October 2015. Thanks loads for all the great photos, many of which are included below. Enjoy!  Fr Nigel 

Group Photo upon arrival at Park Island Beach
Group Photo upon arrival at Park Island Beach

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Group photo upon arrival at Park Island Beach

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Branna’s Special Day at Emmanuel

Four-year old Branna McElhatton was baptised at Emmanuel on Sunday 10th May. She is pictured here with her mother, Erin, her new godmother, Sarah Brennan and her new godfather Fr Nigel, who also baptised Branna.   After the service, special refreshments were served in the hall followed by a delightful lunch in Central.
Four-year old Branna McElhatton was baptised at Emmanuel Church on Sunday 10th May. She is pictured here with her mother, Erin, her new godmother, Sarah Brennan and her new godfather, Fr Nigel, who also baptised Branna in the family service.  After the ceremony, special refreshments were served in the hall, followed by a delightful lunch in Central, Hong Kong.
No Baptism would be complete without a Baptism Cake!
No Baptism would be complete without a Baptism Cake!
Branna's gifts and baptism cards
Branna’s gifts and baptism cards
Mum and Branna at the Baptism Lunch in Central
Mum and Branna at the Baptism Lunch in Central
At the Baptism Lunch in Lan Kwai Fong, Central. From left, Fr Nigel, Erin, Branna, Sarah and Emmanuel's associate priest, Fr Robert.
At the Baptism Lunch in Lan Kwai Fong, Central. From left, Fr Nigel, Erin, Branna, Sarah and associate priest, Fr Robert.
The Baptism Cake!
The Baptism Cake!
Guests at the lunch, Andy and Kate Moore
Guests at the lunch, Andy and Kate Moore

Holy Week & Easter Services 2015

 

The Yellow Christ by Paul Gauguin (1848-1003) Oil on Canvas and part of the impressive Albright-Knox Art Collection, Buffalo, (NY).    Gauguin situated the well-known scene with three women under the cross in a typical Brittany landscape.  Many of his predecessors did the same, and the same applies to the contemporary dress of the women. But the technique Gauguin used is innovative. The painting seems to exist out of compartments with a single colour, heavily outlined. The technique is called cloissonism, after a French word for compartments. The autumnal colours of the landscape return in the wooden cross and in the crucified Jesus. It is thought Gauguin was inspired by a painted crucifix in a small chapel near to his home at Pont-Aven.
The Yellow Christ by Paul Gauguin (1848-1003) Oil on Canvas and part of the impressive Albright-Knox Art Collection, Buffalo, (NY). Gauguin situated the well-known scene with three women under the cross in a typical Brittany landscape. Many of his predecessors did the same, and the same applies to the contemporary dress of the women. But the technique Gauguin used is innovative. The painting seems to exist out of compartments with a single colour, heavily outlined. The technique is called cloissonism, after a French word for compartments. The autumnal colours of the landscape return in the wooden cross and in the crucified Jesus. It is thought Gauguin was inspired by a painted crucifix in a small chapel near to his home at Pont-Aven.

 Holy Week & Easter Services 2015

Palm Sunday: 29th March – 10:15am Sung Eucharist with the Blessing and Distribution of Palm Crosses (Emmanuel, Pokfulam) 

Maundy Thursday: 2nd April (NB. 7:30pm in St John’s Cathedral) Sung Eucharist with the Washing of Feet, Stripping of the Sanctuary and the Watch until Midnight

Good Friday: 3rd April 10:15am – Last Hour of the Passion (Emmanuel, Pokfulam)

Easter Day: 5th April 10:15am – Sung Eucharist for the Resurrection of our Lord (inc. Easter Egg hunt for children) Emmanuel, Pokfulam

Be assured of a warm welcome at any of our Holy Week and Easter Services 

Dean of Christ Church, Oxford to give the 2015 St John’s Lectures

The Very Revd Prof Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford
The Very Revd Prof Martyn Percy

We are delighted to announce that the Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, the Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy, will give a two public lectures in St John’s on the themes: 

LECTURE 1: Fundamentalism: A Challenge to Church and Society?  Wednesday 18th March at 7:30pm 

LECTURE 2: Inclusive Churches and Societies – Problems, Possibilities and Potential – Friday 20th March at 7:30pm

FREE ADMISSION

Venue: St John’s Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Road, Central

Further details: www.stjohnscathedral.org.hk or Tel: 2523 4157

 

 

Packed Church for Ethan, Jonathan and Caitlin’s Baptism in Emmanuel

 

Ethan and Jonathan at the altar after their baptism with Mum and Dad, Nicole and Allen, godparents and Fr Nigel
Ethan and Jonathan at the altar after their baptism with Mum and Dad, Nicole and Allen, godparents and Fr Nigel
Baby Caitlin with Mum and Dad, James and Julia, godparents and Fr Nigel
Baby Caitlin with Mum and Dad, James and Julia, godparents and Fr Nigel

Visit to Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition in HK

On the 25th January a group from Emmanuel visited the fascinating Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition in Hong Kong.
On the 25th January a group from Emmanuel visited the fascinating Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition in Hong Kong.

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES IN ST JOHN’S

 Ash Wednesday – 18th February 2015

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The Season of Lent starts on Ash Wednesday and there will be three celebrations of the Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes in St John’s Cathedral.

 8.00am Said Eucharist (English)

12.00pm Said Eucharist (Cantonese)

 6.00pm Said Eucharist (English)

CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT EMMANUEL

FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS & CAROLS

with Die Konzertisten Choir

Emmanuel Church, Bethanie Chapel, Pokfulam

Sunday, 14th December 2014 at 6:30pm

Virgin & Child

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