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Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Each session includes food, a short talk and a discussion where you can share your thoughts. There’s no pressure, no follow-up, and no charge. What have you got to lose?

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19th March

7-9 p.m.  


We are thrilled to announce the baptism of our brother, Paul Watson, on 18th March. Over the past year, Paul has become an active and much-loved member of our church family.

Paul’s baptism service was attended by his joyous father, Malcolm Watson, and more than a dozen family friends who braved the snow to travel from Central Baptist Church in Chelmsford, the Watson family’s home church. Along with them was a wonderful team of singers and musicians who joined with musicians from Immanuel to help us raise the roof in celebration. In addition, Paul’s sister, Lynne, and her husband, Andy, flew in from the United States. Closer to home, a number of Paul’s friends from other denominations came to witness his baptism, as did several non-Christian friends and work colleagues. Paul says he was especially touched by the collaborative and inclusive nature of the service.

The service was led by Immanuel’s Chris Cox, and the speaker was Rev Lindsay Caplen from the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity.


29th September – 7:00 p.m.

We are now look forward to another visit from Jews for Jesus when we will learn about the Jewish ‘high holidays’ of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot, and about their significance to us as Christians. We hope you can join us for what will no doubt be another powerful reminder of God’s longstanding plans for us. The presentation will be followed by a ploughman’s supper.

Tickets are £5 in advance



13th October – 7:00 p.m.

Gather your teams, put your thinking caps on and join us for an evening of fun, fellowship and games! Refreshments will be provided.

Suggested donation is £5 per team of up to 5 players



an evening talk by former Robben Island Chaplain, the Rev Colin Chambers

25th October – 7:00 p.m.

Colin was Chaplain for Robben Island during the time when Nelson Mandela and other ANC leaders were imprisoned there. This is a unique opportunity to learn about his friendship with Nelson Mandela and to gain an insight into the events which shaped the future South African president.

Admission is FREE



18th November – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A day of games and activities for all the family. There will be craft tables, a bouncy castle and yummy baked goods for every taste.

Admission is FREE



 24th November – 6:30 p.m.

There will be something for the whole family at this special evening service: puppets, crafts, music and food!

The service will be led by Kevin Jones, and a shared meal will follow.



17th December – 5:30 p.m.

Join us to for our candlelight service as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our saviour.

Hot drinks and mince pies will follow the service.



24th December – 11:00 a.m.

The last few weeks have been glorious, here in Southsea, with lots of warm weather and blue skies and only the occasional summer shower.  Now that the schools are about to let out for the summer hols, that will no doubt change.  But regardless of the weather, we are grateful for each day the Lord brings!  Every day we are granted on this earth is glorious, indeed!

The various groups which meet each week at Immanuel are winding up for the summer as leaders go off on holiday for a bit of rest and relaxation, but don’t worry – they’ll be starting up again in September! We are also planning a number of events including a Family Fun Day and a Quiz Night. We are also looking forward to hosting and evening talk on Nelson Mandela by the Reverend Colin Chambers sometime in the autumn. Watch this space for more details!

In the meantime, have a wonderful summer, and – rain or shine – cherish each day!

Wednesday Mornings 10 am – 12.00 pm

11th April

25th April

9th May

23rd May

6th June

2th June

All abilities welcome – beginner to expert.  

Make bunting, bags, cushions or quilts.

Choose to watch, chat or have a go!

Free entrance  –  Refreshments available

Today we welcomed our new moderator, John Bennett. John is a member of Waterlooville Baptist Church and will be offering advice and guidance to Immanuel as we make our way forward. The service was led by Grenville Overton and the reading was from Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians:

1 Thessalonians 5:12-28

Final Instructions

12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt 21 but test them all; hold on to what is good, 22 reject every kind of evil.

23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.

25 Brothers and sisters, pray for us. 26 Greet all God’s people with a holy kiss. 27 I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers and sisters.

28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

December 18th 5.30 pm will be our Candlelight Carol Service, this will be followed by refreshments.

All welcome, come and celebrate the start of the Christmas season

December 25th 10.30 will be our Christmas Day Celebration come and join with us in celebrating the birth of our Lord

We take a special offering up on this day and the proceeds will go to Naomi House, to support the work they do