About Immanuel Presbyterian Church



The church is the people, not the building!  Many people, from different backgrounds and nationalities, belong to Immanuel and help to make it what it is. All its members are loved and valued, from the youngest child to the elderly. Being a Christian church is not easy and there is no perfect church; but we hope that God will enable us to help and encourage one another to be what we should be. Immanuel is led by a team of three elders (Peter Naylor, Terry Bees and Paul Corney) and three deacons (Lyndon Jenkins, Jeff Tucker, and David Union), who care for the members and for others who worship with us.


We believe that the Bible is given to us by God and is true.  Christian faith and practice are based on it.  This is why our services include preaching and teaching. 

The church’s beliefs are summarised in the Westminster Confession of Faith (1647).  This confession is held by many churches throughout the world. 



Immanuel is a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales (EPCEW).  The EPCEW is a member of the International Conference of Reformed Churches (ICRC) and the European Conference of Reformed Churches (EuCRC) and has formal links with reformed churches around the world.

In 2013, Immanuel (working with two other EPCEW congregations) had the once-in-a-lifetime privilege of hosting the 8th conference of the ICRC. It was a unique opportunity to welcome Christian brothers representing churches around the world.

Immanuel has a special connection with “The Sheepfold”, a Reformed Church in Amersfoort, in the Netherlands. Visits between the churches take place most years.