Below is a short summary of the history of Emmanuel Bristol.
Team at Christ Church Clifton, headed up by Mike Cain, begin planning church plant.
People sign up to come to the church plant.
Core congregation of around 50 people start meeting together to get to know one another and pray.
Emmanuel meets for the first time at Badminton School.
Emmanuel appoints Ed Shaw as associate pastor.
Emmanuel moves to larger site of Red Maids’ Senior School.
Emmanuel has its first church weekend away.
Emmanuel is granted a Bishop’s Mission Order by the Church of England and becomes an independent charity and church.
Emmanuel begins preparing for a 2nd congregation.
Emmanuel appoints Jim Walford as trainee pastor.
Emmanuel Ashley Down planted, led by Jim Walford.
Emmanuel Ashley Down moves to the Church of the Good Shepherd and becomes Emmanuel Bishopston.
Ordination of Jim Walford as curate of Emmanuel Bishopston.
Emmanuel City Centre planted, led by Ed Shaw.
Sim Jemmett heads up a group of people to partner with Emmanuel Chapel Henbury.
Emmanuel Westbury takes up temporary residence in URC Henleaze while the Denmark Hall, Red Maids’ school is demolished and rebuilt.
Emmanuel Bristol purchases the Meeting House on Narrow Lewins Mead in the city centre. The Emmanuel Meeting House, as it is now called, provides a home for Emmanuel City Centre as well as providing a base of operations for the whole Emmanuel family of churches during the week.
Our partnership with Emmanuel Chapel Henbury comes to an end on good terms, with Sim Jemmett returning to Emmanuel Westbury.
For more information on The Memorandum and Articles of Association of Emmanuel Bristol or for further details on the Bishop’s Mission Order, ask a member of the Steering Team.