Welcome to Emmanuel Episcopal Church!
Since 1870 Emmanuel Episcopal Church has been reaching out to the greater Wakefield community through worship, Christian education, spiritual formation, and service to those in need. Emmanuel is a diverse, active, and welcoming community. We are a living rainbow with seniors, families with young children, couples, singles, and young adults. Young and old, men and women, gay and straight, people of all races and backgrounds find a home here as the people of God.
Our weekly worship at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. is centered in the Holy Eucharist (also called Holy Communion or the Mass). The later service is enhanced by our exceptionally talented choir which sings a repertoire of traditional and contemporary music. Baptisms are regulary celebrated on Sundays as well. The weekly church school program at 10:00 a.m. utilizes creative approaches to Christian education, including telling Bible stories with Legos, which the children film to share with the congregation. We offer weekly adult education on Wednesday evenings, ranging from Bible studies and book studies, occasional films, and more.
This website provides a glimpse into the Emmanuel community, but the best way to get to know us is to join us in worship on Sunday morning. Visitors are always invited to the informal weekly Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall following the 10 a.m. service. (Parishioners who attend the 8 a.m. service also regularly join together after that service for fellowship on the first and third Sundays of the month.)
Our worship space, meeting rooms, and facilities are handicapped accessible, including a designated parking space on Bryant Street. The Parish office is open Monday–Friday from 10:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. (Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday in the summer). You can contact us at 781-245-1374 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Come and visit us. At Emmanuel, we are growing in faith, growing in spirit, and growing in community.
We invite you to come and grow with us.
The Rev. Matthew P. Cadwell, PhD
Be sure to visit the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts’ website to learn more about The Episcopal Church's activities and ministries both in the local area and throughout the world.
The Episcopal Church is a member of the 77 million member word-wide Anglican Communion.
Our Parish Hall is available for use by outside groups. Click here to download our Facilities Use brochure.
Upcoming Services & Events
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Sunday, April 9:
Holy Eucharist (Rite I), 8:00 a.m.; Choral Eucharist (Rite II), 10:00 a.m.; Children's Chapel, 10:15 a.m.; Coffee Hour, 11:15 a.m.; Executive Committee Meeting, 12:00 noon.
Tuesday, April 11:
Bread of Life Dinner, Malden: set up, 3:00 p.m.; Dinner served, 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11:
Wakefield Community Passover Seder at Temple Emmanuel, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 13:
Agape Supper, 6:00 p.m.; Reenactment of the Last Supper, Choral Eucharist, Stripping of the Altar, and Procession to the Garden of Repose, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 14:
Proper Liturgy for Good Friday, Veneration of the Cross, and Communion from the Reserved Sacrament, 12:00 noon.
Saturday, April 15:
Easter Vigil with Holy Eucharist, 7:00 p.m. (Held at Church of the Good Shepherd in Reading).
Sunday, April 16:
Easter Day .
Holy Eucharist (Rite I) with Easter Hymns, 8:00 a.m.; Festival Choral Eucharist with Flowering of the Cross (Rite II), 10:00 a.m.; Children's Easter Egg Hunt, 11:30 a.m., Coffee Hour, 11:35 a.m.
Wednesday, April 19:
Vestry Meeting, 7:00 p.m.