Our Vision

Hearts on Fire with a Vision for growth

Tolworth: Emmanuel

Kingston Deanery

(within the parish of Surbiton Hill, Christ Church)


Grand Avenue
Surrey KT5 9HU

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Parish Contacts

Revd Bart Erlebach
181 Elgar Avenue


Church Office
Emmanuel Church Office
1 Grand Avenue
Surrey KT5 9HU

Tel: 020-8390 2372
E-mail: office@emmanueltolworth.org.uk

Parish website: www.emmanueltolworth.org.uk

Sunday Services

10.30am Morning Worship - a service for all ages. There is always a crèche, and clubs for children aged 3 to 14 meet most weeks. The service combines the best of the old and new in worship, sometimes taking the form of a traditional communion service, while at other times the structure is more informal.
7pm Vision - a lively group for people aged 14 to 18 with a variety of activities, social events and discussions.

Facilities: Disabled access, toilets, disabled toilet, crèche, induction loop, large print books

Further details of all Sunday and weekday services and activities may be obtained from the parish contacts


Tradition: Evangelical

Introduction to church

Emmanuel is first and foremost a Christian church, believing that life only makes sense in the light of the most basic Christian confession of belief that "Jesus Christ is Lord".

Secondly, Emmanuel is a church of evangelical conviction. By this we mean that the Bible, in keeping with mainstream Christian belief, is regarded as our fully reliable guide for what we believe and how we behave, and our ultimate authority in these matters.

Thirdly, Emmanuel is proud to be part of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican communion, upholding Christian belief as expressed in the Book of Common Prayer and the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion

Emmanuel Church was a church plant from Christ Church, Surbiton Hill, in 1935. Today it maintains an ethos of teaching the Bible and loving service to the community and the world with a relaxed and informal all-age approach to worship. A wide range of children's groups and community activities use the church centre including a toddler club, keep fit club, and drama group. The church has home groups and a lively music group. We welcome you!

Details of Church

Built: 1935
Listing: not listed

The original church was a modest structure built in brick and stucco with a tiled roof with the entrances remote from the road, so as to be liturgically correctly orientated. In the 1950s the orientation was reversed with the entrance near the road and a new chancel, vestries and the side hall were built with a timber screen wall at the entrance end to unify the design.