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Welcoming atmosphere at service for all ages, and excellent refreshments afterwards.

We attended an all age service, and were expecting coffee and tea to be available after the service... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2018
Eric_the_Bish
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Plymouth UK
Great place for the holiday maker to worship

They really make you feel welcome. They are very family orientated, with mix of modern and... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2017
Falcon v
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

We attended an all age service, and were expecting coffee and tea to be available after the service - which it was - but not the not the Cava and cake that was also on offer. Not guaranteed every week! The service was relaxed and informal with a good number of children and adults of all ages.

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TCLplymouth, Reader at Emmanuel Church, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

The Cava won't be the every week (it was a special anniversary) but the warm welcome should be. Sorry I did not have a chance to meet you personally, but I look forward to meeting you next time. Every blessing, Tim

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

They really make you feel welcome. They are very family orientated, with mix of modern and traditional styles of worship.

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Reviewed December 25, 2016

Very well attended, no obvious drunks, disappointingly few youngsters and fewer carols than our previous visits. Not wholly sure about the preachers approach, unusual current affairs analysis with good and bad columns eg Aleppo war crimes against reduction in acid rain. Also, as a non-communicant I may be unreasonable or out of touch but splitting the service with a very lengthy process of communion may have been great for those taking part but left large numbers in the church waiting for a chunk of time. A warm well lit church with mostly good views and effective acoustics. This year just a bit downbeat. Still like the bells.

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TCLplymouth, member of leasdership team at Emmanuel Church, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2016

Hi Jannerbloke,
Thanks for your review.There were probably fewer carols and children than your previous visits as it was Christmas eve midnight communion. We have our service of lessons and Carols on the Sunday before Christmas, which as Christmas fell on a Sunday this year, was the previous Sunday. Had you been there, you would have been part of a full church with plemty of Carols being led by our Community Choir. Next year you might also like to attend our Christmas eve afternoon Nativity service when, like this year, there should be no shortage of young families recalling the Christmas story. I am glad you found the church warm and well lit. Do make yourself known when you next visit us. It would be good to chat more.

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Reviewed March 29, 2016

The church sits back from the main road and is a peaceful haven from any busy day. The Verger/caretaker is very friendly and helpful if you have questions.

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Reviewed October 25, 2015

Regulary visit this church, have had all my children christened here and never fails, beautiful inside, only regret is not getting married here, have close links with locals schools which I love

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Reviewed June 22, 2015

Rather dumbfounded to witness so many overhead screens - is this a multiplex cinema then?
Audio system good, capacious. Not sure about ambience with so much hi- tech equipment. Visibility marked for me on this occasion.

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TCLplymouth, member of the leadership team at Emmanuel Church, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2016

Hi Ruth,
The centre and side aisle screens are raised out of sight when not in use, but increasingly at funerals, families are requesting the use of such equipment to share memories of the deceased. The screen are also used in our Sunday services to display liturgy and hymns as well as enriching sermons. I am please you found the sound system good.

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Reviewed June 16, 2015

A very friendly and happy church that suits all ages. There is a great social life attached to it and it's so nice to see so many young families attending on Sunday's. Plenty to do for each generation from under 5's to over 60's

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TCLplymouth, Leadership team member at Emmanuel Church, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2015

Thank you for your positive review.I am glad you enjoyed your time with us and please make yourself know to me next time you visit.Every blessing,Tim

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Reviewed June 3, 2015

Attended a service here last week and the church was packed with many people standing at the back. The church is well maintained and has a very good feel about it.

5  Thank Peter T
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Reviewed March 10, 2015

Maybe the interior is a bit dated but the dynamic and activities readily counterbalance that. Not as cool dude, fresh and in touch as St Andrews but Emmanuel is welcoming , warm spirited, and inclusive. It attracts a broad swathe of folk, encourages their engagement, and serves them very well.

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Reviewed February 16, 2015

Emmanuel is a very good Anglican church. It does a lot and there is scope to do more. Good to see the way that the established church under the last two archbishops is getting out there and mixing it.

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