Forty parishioners, some very new to the community, enjoyed a delightful evening of fun, fellowship and fine food in the Hong Kong Country Club, Deep Water Bay on Saturday. 8th November. As one parishioner said later, “We both really enjoyed the opportunity to get to know everyone better, we had a great table and very funny moments.” Says it all!
After our Sung Eucharist on Sunday, 2nd March 2014, the Emmanuel Congregation gathered on the Béthanie Chapel Terrace for fellowship and a delightful Brunch. Many thanks to everyone who brought food and refreshments. A truly lovely pre-Lent Parish Family event!
Emmanuel’s ever-popular face painting stand at this year’s St John’s Michaelmas Fair raised over $5,000 for various local charities. Below are some pictures that give a snapshot of a truly fun-filled day. Enjoy!
On 6th November, eighteen members came together in Pokfulam for the first meeting of the new Wednesday Night Together group (WNT) organised by Fr Nigel and churchwarden Chris Erving. Wonderful food, wonderful fellowship, and a wonderful relaxed atmosphere! Thank you Chris and Lydia for being such gracious hosts.
WNT will now meet monthly for bible study, fellowship, special outings to interesting places and events in and around Hong Kong, It is open to any member of the Emmanuel congregation, and especially newcomers. The next WNT will be on 11th December, details of which will be published in the pew sheet and on this website.
Many parishioners and friends of Emmanuel Church gathered in Béthanie Chapel on Sunday 6th October for this year’sHarvest Thanksgiving Service.During the Sung Eucharist, a large quantity of non-perishable food was presented and blessed at the altar before being taken to support the residents ofBethune House, a refuge centre for domestic workers in Hong Kong. Following the service, a magnificent and joyfulBrunch-on-the-Terracewas shared by those who stayed behind. It is hoped that the photos below convey the joy of this delightful annual event.
Here is a brief list of some key events at Emmanuel and St John’s Cathedral over coming months. For easy reference, Emmanuel’s are in red and the Cathedral’s in blue. Further details can be obtained during normal office hours from Fr Nigel or Fr Robert on +852 2523 4157.
Saturday 28th Sept: Hong Kong Museum of History Tour; coach pick up at midday from the Emmanuel car park (NOT the black main gate). Further details from churchwarden, Wallace Lai – Tel: 9704 2206
Sunday 6th Oct: Harvest Thanksgiving followed by Brunch-on-the-Terrace Everyone is asked to bring some food & drink to share after the 10:15 service. Items of non-perishable food will be donated to Bethune House Refuge Centre for Domestic Helpers
Saturday 26th Oct: Michaelmas Fair – Emmanuel’s Face Painting Stall St John’s Cathedral from 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday 26th October 20:00 – 22:00: Handel’s Messiah. To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Inauguration of the Province, there will be a ‘Messiah’ Thanksgiving Evening held in the Auditorium, Diocesan Girls’ School, 1 Jordan Road, Kowloon. All church members of the Province are warmly invited to attend this special musical celebration. Free Admission.
Sunday 27th to Thursday 31st October: Diocesan Synod
Sunday 3rd Nov: All Saints’ Tide – Back to Church Sunday at 10:15
Wednesday 6th November: First gathering of the new Wednesday Night Together Group at Chris & Lydia Erving’s home, Flat 8A, Rodrigues Court, 350 Victoria Road, Pokfulam. From 19:30 – 21:00.
Sunday 24th November: During the 10:15 Sung Eucharist, Anila Ma, Development Officer of Operation Smile, will give a talk on the work and challenges of the mission. Operation Smile is one of the charities Emmanuel is supporting during 2013
Sunday 1st Dec: Advent Carol Service at 18:00 – St John’s Cathedral
Sunday 15th Dec: Emmanuel’s Nine Lessons & Carols Service at 18:30
Tues 24th Dec: Christmas Eve Midnight Mass at 23:00
Wed 25th December: Christmas Day Sung Eucharist for the Nativity at 10:15am
To help celebrate St Patrick’s Day, the Emmanuel Church Community enjoyed a lovely ‘Brunch-on-the-Terrace’ after the Sung Eucharist on Sunday 17 March 2013. It was a delightful gathering of parishioners and friends for fine food and fellowship. Below are some nice photos of the day. Enjoy!
The Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam 2011 Family Ceilidh was held at West Island School on Saturday 5 November 2011 from 6pm to 9.30pm. It was an evening of Scottish Dancing and fun for all the family. Our thanks to Karen Carmichael for organising it, to Iain Carmichael for leading the band and to all those that helped behind the scenes to make it a success.
Below are a selection of photos and a couple of movies of turns from the 2011 Family Ceilidh at West Island School on Saturday 5 November 2011.
A selection of photos from the 2011 Family Ceilidh
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A Ceilidh isn’t a Ceilidh without a turn or two.
Sarah introducing Rabbi Burn’s to the next generation.
Announcing the Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam Family Ceilidh
An evening of Scottish Dancing for all the family. No experience necessary!
Saturday 5th November at West Island School (3rd Floor) from 6:00 – 9:30pm.Tickets including food