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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.

Sim Jemmett


BeBristol encapsulates many aspects that make Bristol the creative and thriving place that it is. This film follows cyclist Urban Mckenzie around many of Bristol’s cultural locations. Bristol ‘Film Our City’ Competition Winner 2018. A film by PatchWork Productions featuring Urban Mckenzie. Original music and co-produced by Wilfred de Salis.

Bristol Churches Winter Night Shelter 2019 – get involved!

Last year as churches we had the privilege of taking part in the first Bristol Churches Winter Night Shelter (Read the Impact Report here) – a project that gave churches in the city the opportunity to connect with and serve our neighbours in need of accommodation through the coldest few months of the year. Next year (Jan-Feb 2019) we are glad to…

Community Action at Emmanuel

Ever wonder what others at Emmanuel are doing to extend kindness to some of the neediest people in our city? Click here for an update of some of the things others at Emmanuel are already involved in or would like to get going. Get in touch with Sim if you;d like to chat more about any of these.

Back to school encouragement

Here’s a little series of encouraging videos from Desiring God for those just returning to school, college or university. There’s a bit of translation required from American to English – but I think the points still stand!

When Your Pastor Preaches a Sermon Dud

John Newton, author of the hymn Amazing Grace, was also a preacher who was well aware of his own shortcomings. In one of his letters he shares some helpful thoughts on how to respond when you find yourself listening to a sermon that is a bit, well… under-par. Sermon duds are inevitable, but they are useful to expose both the needs of…