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Emmanuel Church Woodley

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There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.
There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.
There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work

1 Corinthians 12:4-6


God designed us to be all different shapes and personalities. We all need one another’s different gifts, skills and ways of seeing the world. At Emmanuel, we want to help every person, of every age, find their shape
and how God is calling them to serve him.

Take a look below at the different ministries and opportunities to get involved. Try things out, see if it fits. If it’s not you, try something else! Have a look through, then click the button and someone will be in touch.


The projector and sound team make our Sunday services happen! If you are technically-minded, or would like to learn, this is a great way to serve on Sundays.

Welcome Team

The first thing people see when they come to church really matters. Can you help people feel welcomed with a bright smile and a friendly face? The welcome team help connect newcomers, reassure nervous first-timers, and remind us that God loves to spend time with us!

Prayer Ministry

Are you a good listener and a prayerful person? Our prayer ministry team offers prayer after Sunday services for those who need it.

Tea & Coffee

A hot drink, a cheeky biscuit and a quick chat – if you can help serve refreshments on a Sunday, or a Monday afternoon at Share, we’d love to hear from you!

Children & Youth

We offer Sunday morning groups for ages 2-14, and a Sunday evening youth group for teenagers. During the week, we also run a toddler group and host a family drop-in at Share. If you can support any of this, we’d love to hear from you!
(Role subject to DBS checks).


A practical role – setting up the chairs and children’s play mat on a Sunday, and packing them away again at the end. You help shape the space we worship in.

Worship Team

Our musicians help to point us to Jesus and give him praise and worship. If you can play an instrument or sing, we’d love you to join in. We hold monthly worship jams to ease new players in!

Pastoral Team

Our pastoral team offer friendship, practical support and a listening ear to those in need in our church and community.

(Role subject to DBS checks).

Minecraft Church

Once a month we hold Minecraft Church, especially designed for those who find regular Sunday services less accessible. If you’re into video gaming or interested in helping young people learn more about Jesus, this may be the team for you.

Puppet Team

Does what it says on the tin! Are you interested in learning to puppeteer, performing in our all-age services and outreach events? We’d love to hear from you (especially kids!).

Home Group Leaders & Preaching

Do you feel God may be calling you to help others open up the Bible and learn from scripture? This could be in a small group or a congregational setting. If you want to explore how to do this and receive mentoring in these ministries, get in touch.

Service Leaders

We love seeing different faces leading us on a Sunday! This role requires confidence, attentiveness to the Holy Spirit, and willingness to go where God leads. If this feels like something God may be growing in you, let us know.