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Emmanuel Bristol is a family of churches working together to make more disciples, who will plant more churches, to show more people that Jesus is Lord.

Good News and Real Ale

One of the best things about living in Bristol and the West Country is its long standing tradition of birthing amazing foodie businesses. Whether it be Hart’s Bakery, Orchard Pig, Butcombe Beers, Bart Spices or Pieminister Pies, there’s nothing more fun than walking down the Gloucester Road on a Saturday morning or going to a food festival at the Harbourside and seeing  lots of people sampling and enjoying butchers sausages, olives, and fresh bread.

And because we know Bristolians love food that we came up with the idea of running some Food for Thought events. We really believe that it’s a passion that lots of us share and therefore an easy way to connect with our friends, introduce them to our church family and give a short introduction to the Christian gospel.
That’s the vision. So when’s it next happening?
Next month on Friday 14th October at Alma church hall we have invited Vince Crocker, the founder of Ashley Down Brewery to come along and introduce us to a number of real ales and provide us with some tasting tips. Alongside the ale, we will be able to enjoy a Pieminister Pie – the company that has been making pies from its base in Stokes Croft since 2003 and now supplies pies to the Queen!  After that, we will hear a short talk about our good God who made it all for our enjoyment.
It won’t be cringey – we work hard to make these events fun and accessible for friends who wouldn’t usually come to church. Please come, even if your friends can’t make the night, as it’s great to have a buzzing atmosphere. And if you might be able to work behind the bar/make mash/help behind the scenes, please also get in touch. 
Friday 14 October, 20:00 – 21:30
Alma Church Hall, 29 Alma Rd, BS8 2ES
Tickets: £10 on the door.

If you are able to come, please help our planning by letting us know at