Emmanuel Church

Emmanuel Church, Plymouth

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Chas C
Chas C
Plymouth, UK275 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
Set in flush affluent Mannamead but drawing a wider crowd including many students, this late Victorian chunky church caters very successfully for the spiritual needs of a large mix of people. Plenty of music, a generally thoughtful and engaging style of service and plenty of community spirit. I have been here many times with my brother and his family. It's what I always hoped a parish church could be like. Open airy interior. I hope someone soon posts some indoor photographs. Watch out for the Thursday evening bell ringing practice. Well executed change ringing but some very stimulating other styles. Perhaps someone could post some video with bell audio?
Written August 24, 2014
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Izzy B
Izzy B
127 contributions
Sep 2014 • Family
The bells were so good this morning we sat for 35 minutes in the park just listening to them on a very warm blue skyed peaceful late September morning. Don't know whether they are big bells or whether it is a particularly well designed bell tower or whether (as I doubt) there is some form of skilful hidden amplification, but they were great. We listened to possibly five different sequences, all so far as we could tell flawless. Don't think I've heard better except once or twice in Central London on special days or from Cathedrals. And it's all entirely free and rings out across Manamead, Hartley, Compton, Mutley and towards Peverell. Almost made us feel a bit sheepish as non-believers, for not following the small family groups and others making their way over towards the church.
Written September 21, 2014
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Hettie W
Hettie W
Plymouth, UK127 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
It may seem an odd approach to a review of an Attraction but I don't think it is unreasonable or inappropriate to say that on the only two recent occasions I have had cause to come to this very approachable and welcoming church has been to the funerals of close and very dear friends. Although the content of both services were arranged by family and friends in both cases, the church could not have been more supportive and helpful and the simple dignified interior together with the organ and available seating and additional space made for just the right facility. I have often driven by and seen it as the backdrop to big weddings. And of course, as other reviewers have identified, the bells are exceptional.
Written September 24, 2014
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Josie W
Plymouth, UK79 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
Nothing's staid or detached here. It's a friendly busy inclusive set up, with a lot going on all year round.
Written August 22, 2014
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Hilly J
Hilly J
Plymouth, UK2,078 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
A significant landmark to the left of one of the main roads into the centre of Plymouth, this big Victorian CofE church has a large congregation, welcomes newcomers and visitors, is well equipped, active in the community and has a particularly good set of bells and ringers.
Written August 17, 2014
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Chris D
Chris D
United kingdom241 contributions
Nov 2014 • Friends
Perhaps the most impressive part of the fabric at Emmanuel. On my visit it was a clear bright morning and it looked great but there was no one afterwards who could help me with more information. Perhaps they could have a leaflet or a plaque with some detail.
Written November 25, 2014
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JannerfromDevon
Devon5 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
I recently attended a Rememberance Day Service which was very moving. I have attended the Church on many occasions from the wonderful Carol service, weddings, funerals, Communion and family services. The Clergy and congregation are very welcoming. It is a family friendly Church and a great place be. The organ and organist are exceptionally good and there is an excellent set of bells
Written November 13, 2014
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Paul S
Paul S
Plymouth, UK124 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
We came in good time and got decent seats by the central aisle. The bells were excellent, there was a good attendance which grew steadily until just on midnight itself. Good service, the better carols, a committed congregation, just the right mood. The vicar or celebrant made a not too long pithy address - Jesus was an historical fact, we all have to die, He lived and died for us, engage, give thanks and work on it. Came away uplifted and ready for the next 24hours and beyond.

Only slight criticism, the calendar on the church website needs a bit of work and could be clearer with more detail.
Written December 28, 2014
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Nick K
130 contributions
Always lovely to visit this time of year and remember what Christmas is really all about. Very welcoming, with great stain glass windows.
Written December 14, 2014
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WillTraveloften
Plymouth, UK40 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
I go along to Emmanuel Church when I'm staying with my Plymouth family. I'm always surprised and delighted at the simplicity of Carl's Church. There is a wonderful welcoming atmosphere. Given that my own background is rather Anglo-Catholic, it's great that we recognise that we worship the same Trinity, if in different ways.
Written January 15, 2015
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