Emmanuel is first and foremost a Christian church, believing that life only makes sense in the light of the most basic Christian confession of belief that "Jesus Christ is Lord".
Secondly, Emmanuel is a church of evangelical conviction. By this we mean that the Bible, in keeping with mainstream Christian belief, is regarded as our fully reliable guide for what we believe and how we behave, and our ultimate authority in these matters.
Thirdly, Emmanuel is proud to be part of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican communion, upholding Christian belief as expressed in the Book of Common Prayer and the 39 Articles of Religion.
Emmanuel was a church plant from Christ Church, Surbiton Hill, in 1935. Today it maintains an ethos of teaching the Bible and loving service to the community and the world with a relaxed and informal all-age approach to worship. A wide range of children's groups and community activities use the church centre.