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
St John’s Cathedral
Lenten Pilgrimage to the
Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre
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
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!
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.
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
FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS & CAROLS
with Die Konzertisten Choir
Emmanuel Church, Bethanie Chapel, Pokfulam
Sunday, 14th December 2014 at 6:30pm
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
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!
A delightful Brunch-on-the-Terrace followed this year’s Harvest Thanksgiving Service on Sunday 5th October was enjoyed by many Emmanuel Church parishioners. Thanks to everyone who contributed in any way that helped make the day such a success. A collection of non-perishable food was collected during the Sung Eucharist which will be donated to Bethune House, a rescue centre for domestic workers in Hong Kong.
Emmanuel Church’s hilarious contribution to the St John’s 165th Anniversary Concert held in the Cathedral on Saturday 20th September 2014. All credit to parishioner Sarah Gonnet for her fabulous lyrics and artistic direction. The season of Advent will probably never be quite the same again at our little Pokfulam church 🙂 ENJOY!