Immanuel Church has been meeting since the mid-70's on the Fairway Estate of Kings Norton. It grew out of prayerful vision and concern for all who were just moving into the then-new estate and these remain at the heart of all we are and do.
We are a friendly, welcoming church, which meets each Sunday at 10.30 a.m. at Saint Nicolas' Place on The Green, Kings Norton.
There are now around 70 regular worshippers at Immanuel with approximately 50 attending each week. Our congregation is a mixture of ages and backgrounds and most, though not all, still live within walking distance of the church.
We use liturgy taken from Common Worship in an informal setting with some lay (non-ordained) leadership and interaction from the congregation. Music is led by a group of musicians who play a mix of modern worship songs and traditional hymns.
On most Sundays a member of the Parish Clergy Team is present to lead worship or to preach and to support the lay worship leaders.
The day-to-day running of Immanuel Church is overseen by an elected District Church Council, responsible to the Parochial Church Council.
Oasis, our group for children of primary school age, meets during Sunday services. Here the children learn more about the Christian faith through stories, songs, games and activities.
One of Immanuel’s strengths is the pastoral care amongst the congregation. We befriend newcomers and support each other in the ups and downs of life, ensuring we contact and visit each other as needed during the week.
..."being church" is about more than just meeting on Sundays...
We run a Bible Study on Wednesday mornings. There are also groups meeting for shorter periods, such as during Lent. These help us to grow together in our Christian learning. We also have a monthly prayer meeting where we meet to pray for each other, for the church and for the local area.
Recognising that "being church" is about more than just meeting on Sundays, we arrange social events during the year, such as meals out, skittles nights, beetle drives, day trips and weekends away. All of these enable us to relax together and enjoy each other’s company, as well as providing opportunities to invite our friends and family to join with us.
Our Mission and Outreach Group plans initiatives and activities which encourage Immanuel members to reach out into the community with God’s love. These include supporting local schools, leading monthly services at a nursing home, carol singing in the area at Christmas and men’s curry nights.
We give financial support to various charities and concerns, at home and abroad, through our Outward Giving programme. Amongst other things, we sponsor a child in Malawi through World Vision and have become involved in Stop the Traffik.
We are fully involved in the wider life of the Parish, sharing in many services, events and groups during the year. You will find details of some of these elsewhere on this website.
For more information about Immanuel Church, please email the Parish Office. Alternatively, you can telephone Clare Dean (Warden) on 0121 459 6185 or the Revd Jayne Crooks on 0121 459 3733
Or you could just join us on Sunday mornings!