Simon & Kate Walker
Emmanuel church began in September 2017 in Simon and Kate Walker’s home with just a handful of people. The Walkers have been involved in leading churches within the Newfrontiers network of churches for over 20 years. Sensing a fresh challenge, they moved to Cardiff from Bristol to start a new church.
The group moved in early 2018 to a local school where other people started to join them. In September 2018 we moved to Cathays Community Centre in the centre of Cardiff.
Every church is different, that’s because people and their stories are different.
The things that make us tick are:
- loving Jesus
- being friends
- understanding the Bible
- enjoying God’s presence amongst us
- helping people know Jesus for themselves.
Together we are on an adventure together for the City of Cardiff, the nation of Wales and for all the people on the planet.
We are a part of an international family of churches called Commission. Commission is a part of the wider Newfrontiers network of churches. We are also members of the Evangelical Alliance and follow their statement of faith.
The best way to find out what Emmanuel Church is like is to come along. Attending our Sunday meeting would be a great next step to discover more. You will be very welcome.
What to expect
We meet at Cathay’s Community Centre every Sunday (36-38 Cathays Terrace, Cardiff CF24 4HX). Refreshments are served from 10.00am, the service begins at 10:30. We usually start with 20 minutes worship and teaching that is accessible for all ages. The children and adults then have separate times of worship and teaching for about an hour and a quarter. We finish with a chance for anyone to respond to God and receive prayer. The service finishes at about 12:10pm when more refreshments are served.
Our meetings are informal and lively. Normally each week we have a talk from a passage in the Bible. The children’s activites include crafts, games, stories, praying and a snack. Our worship is lead by a band and the songs are generally contemporary in feel.