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Emmaus - The Way of Faith

From the time we are born, we learn by exploring and experiencing the world around us. Each day can bring a new discovery about ourselves, our families and the world we live in. We begin to ask questions. Our experiences allow us to look at our lives from a new perspective.

Looking at faith and our relationship with God is part of that learning process. Sometimes we separate our life into little compartments – families – work – leisure – faith. We need to find ways of putting life back together again. We need to see faith as a journey; a journey that is concerned with our whole lives.

'When I embarked upon the Emmaus course I wasn’t exactly sure what I expected to find, but in the dusk of a summer’s evening, in a rectory garden, the voice I’d been straining to hear suddenly resounded. Evening primroses burst into bloom, a blackbird trilled and the church clock chimed – it was the stuff of movies but better – it was God.' Rachael Jennings

Emmaus enables us to accompany one another on our journey of faith. It allows us to experience and reflect at our own pace.

After the death of Jesus, two of His disciples were walking along the road to Emmaus talking together about the death of their friend. As they walked, they were joined by another who came alongside them. The stranger listened and asked why they were so distressed. As they walked and talked together, their companion was able to explain to them the meaning of the Bible texts they were discussing. As their eyes were opened when they shared a meal together, they realised that the stranger who had met them on the road was Jesus. They now recognised Him and they returned to Jerusalem to tell others the good news about Jesus.

Our faith is like the journey of the two friends on the road to Emmaus. We all need time to grow – time to reflect – time to experience. By journeying together we can talk and listen to one another.

We invite you to join us on a journey of faith. Emmaus offers you an opportunity to explore and discover more about God. Each week there will be time to discuss and reflect together. There are 17 weekly meetings. These are separated into three groups, with breaks in between to give you the opportunity to decide if you wish to continue.

You may decide to be baptised, confirmed or to renew your baptism promises – or you may just like to come and learn more about the Christian faith.

Tuesday Evening 8pm

at the Lion pub in Earls Colne.

Part 1 What Christians believe.
January 6 God is there and he matters
January 13 God – we need him in our lives
January 20 Jesus – his ministry
January 27 Jesus – his death
February 3 Jesus – his resurrection
February 10 The Holy Spirit
February 17 Becoming a Christian
Part 2 How Christians Grow
March 3 Learning to pray
March 10 Reading the Bible 
March 17 Belonging to the Church
March 24 Sharing Holy Communion
March 31
Part 3 Living the Christian Life
April 21 Living God’s way
April 28 Serving the Lord
May 5 Your money and your life
May 12 Learning to love
May 19 Sharing the faith

Each evening will allow time for discussion.
Everyone can be involved at their own pace. You will need to bring along to the meetings a pen. You will also need to bring a Bible. If you do not have a modern translation of the Bible we can lend you one. If you need someone to baby sit for your children while you are at Emmaus, please let us know.

Please let us know if you would like to join in this course, be kept informed of future dates or speak to someone who has already done the Emmaus course, please contact The Rev’d Vivien Brooks Tel: 01787 220347 email:

To print this detail please download our Emmaus leaflet.
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