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!!!!

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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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.

Emmanuel’s Autumn Dinner

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!

Group Photo of parishioners at  our Autumn Dinner in the lovely Hong Kong Country Club.
Group Photo of parishioners at our Autumn Dinner in the lovely Hong Kong Country Club in November 2014

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Pre-Lent Brunch-on-the-Terrace

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 Church Congregation on Sunday 2nd March 2014
Emmanuel Church Congregation on Sunday 2nd March 2014

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Andrea Kan, Secretary

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All the Fun of the Fair!

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! 

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Fr Nigel with Sheena, Beatrice, Annabel and Erin
Young Spiderman!
Young Spiderman!

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Michelle and daughter Caroline
Michelle and daughter Caroline
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Kate, Erin and young Cathedral Sunday School member
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Fr Nigel with Andrea
Emmanuel's Face Painting Stand
Emmanuel’s Face Painting Stand
Fr Nigel with Ah Leung - Cathedral janitor
Fr Nigel with Ah Leung – Cathedral Janitor
Emmanuel parishioners at work
Emmanuel parishioners at work
Dear May, Emmanuel's longest-serving parishioner at the Michaelmas Fair
Dear May, Emmanuel’s longest-serving parishioner at the Michaelmas Fair

Wednesday Night Together Group

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.

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Our Harvest Thanksgiving & Brunch-on-the-Terrace

Many parishioners and friends of Emmanuel Church gathered in Béthanie Chapel on Sunday 6th October for this year’s Harvest 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 of Bethune House, a refuge centre for domestic workers in Hong Kong. Following the service, a magnificent and joyful Brunch-on-the-Terrace was shared by those who stayed behind. It is hoped that the photos below convey the joy of this delightful annual event. 

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Fr Nigel with Churchwardens Wallace Lai & Chris Erving
Fr Nigel with Churchwardens Wallace Lai & Chris Erving

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Master Chef Danniel!
Master Chef Danniel!

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Last but not least, young Alistair on his way home.
Last but not least, young Alistair on his way home.

 

What’s On at Emmanuel & St John’s during Autumn and Winter

Emmanuel Church - Pokfulam, an ENglish speaking Angilcan Church on the West side of Hong Kong.

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 10th Nov: Remembrance Sunday: 10:15 Sung Eucharist

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

St Patrick’s Day Brunch-on-the-Terrace

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! 

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Emmanuel Quiz Night

Emmanuel Church Annual Quiz Night and Curry Supper - 2012

Our thanks to Karen Carmichael who organised the Emmanuel Quiz Night with Curry Buffet Supper held at West Island School on Friday 2nd March 2012.

We would also like to thank:

  • Lucy Moore, Megan Rodricks, Harrison Holloway and May Large for marking the answers.
  • Iain Carmichael and Rebecca Abraham for the manning the bar.
  • Colleen Nichol for the door / greeting.
  • West Island School for letting us use the venue.

And a big thank you to all those that attended and for making the quiz night go so well.  A team from the British Consulate won the Supreme Champions Mugs.

The Quiz night this year raised HKD39,000 for our chosen charity: The Bethune House Migrant Women’s Refuge.

For those who like statistics, we got through 3 barrels of beer and 57 bottles of wine!

Our chosen charity The Bethune House Migrant Women’s Refuge aims to:

  • provide emergency relief and places of refuge for the up to twenty needy and distressed Asian migrants;
  • make available guidance and counseling, including para legal advice to residents and drop-in clients
  • provide a social center where present and past residents can interact and mutually support one another;
  • encourage the residents to get involved in handicraft making during their free time. This serves as a therapy for the residents to get their minds off their problems;
  • provide a continuing education for residents enabling them to better cope with problems that confront migrant workers.

2011 Family Ceilidh Photo Gallery

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.

Mary playing The Butterfly.

 

Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam Family Ceilidh

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.Emmanuel Church - Pokfulam Family Ceilidh (scottish Dancing) Sat 5 Nov 2011Tickets including food
Adults HK$250
Children HK$100

Programme
6:00 – 6:30 Dancing
6:30 – 7:30 Dinner
7:30 – 9:30 Dancing

Tickets should be purchased in advance by 1st November 2011
Please send cheque payable to:
St John’s Cathedral
c/o Karen Carmichael
7th Floor, Block 43 Baguio Villas
550 Victoria Road
Pokfulam

For further information please call Karen Karen Carmichael
Tel: 9315 1942