Welcome to Emmanuel URC’s website.
Emmanuel Church and Centre is the result of two churches, Shelley Road URC and St. Columba’s, joining together to make one congregation. From the sale of the Shelley Road building we were able to build our lovely link building with its Welcome Lounge, Committee Room and new toilets.
We were also able to update and refurbish the premises including the installation of screens, projectors, sound and lighting equipment.
The Church is used for Sunday and other special services – it offers a place of worship that is light and bright, with comfortable chairs – which can be moved around for our occasional Cafe Church services but has a peace and tranquility enhanced by the lovely pastel colours of the walls.
On other occasions the Church or Auditorium lends itself to Concerts, shows, lectures and other events – it has been quoted as having the best accoustics of any building in Worthing – offering a platform on three levels, sound and lighting and a kitchen area at the back from which refreshments can be served.
We welcome visitors to come and look around our buildings, share worship with us or join us for coffee at our weekly Open Door Coffee Shop every Wednesday morning, when the church is also open for quiet reflection.