Social Transformation

Here at Emmaus Rd, we love our city. We believe that God wants the best for Guildford & Woking and for those that he loves – and that includes you!

Christmas 2018 Projects

CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING (Tuesday 11th December 10.30am-12.30pm)  – The Lighthouse

We are inviting families in need from Guildford and Woking to come along to a morning where we’ll utterly bless them. We’ll have a team pampering parents with massages and manicures, along with nice clothing on offer from our Esteem Ahead team.  Children will be doing crafts, making cookies, watch a Christmas film, and a Santa surprise. (If necessary, we will be covering transport costs for guests from Guildford, if that’s required.)


If you’d like to find out more, please email me and I’ll put you in touch with the team.


We are hosting Christmas Day Lunch at The Lighthouse. This starts from 9.30am with a short Christmas service, followed by games, live music, a full Christmas dinner, and gifts for everyone. Last year we served about 90 people. If you’d like to be involved, or need a supply of invitations to this event, please get in touch.


Woking Foodbank will be making up food hampers (we did 80 last year!) and distributing them through the Salvation Army to families in need. If you’d like to contribute supplies or know people who’d like to contribute, please see the list HERE


Our Emmaus folk volunteering at North Guildford Foodbank will also be making up hampers for families in need, which will be distributed through Guildford Lions Club.


We are collecting adult winter coats and warm jumpers to offer out to those in need. Please deliver any donations to The Lighthouse.

HALOW CHRISTMAS LUNCH (Wed 5th Dec 12.30pm – 1.30pm) –  The Lighthouse

Our friends from Halow (young adults with learning disabilities) will be working with our Lighthouse team to cook and host a Community Lunch, and everyone is welcome to come along.


We are hosting a lunch for young people aged 16-21 leaving the care system (children’s homes, foster homes, etc.) who are struggling with the transition. We are also gathering items for gift hampers, so please email if you’d like a list of items.

If you would like to know about volunteer opportunities for any of these projects over the Christmas season please do get in touch and email here.

We aim to see lives transformed by kindness, friendship and hope. We are passionate about people from all walks of life, and if you are in need of a helping hand, a good friend or would like someone to chat to, check out some of the things we have going on below.

If you are interested in attending any of the things we offer or have any questions, contact or call the church office.

Family Outreach

Family life can be tough sometimes – emotionally, practically and financially. Family Outreach offers help with school uniform, clothes and toys, fun days out during the school holidays, a brilliant chance to get away on holiday with your family and the team, as well as on-going day to day friendship and support throughout the year, and much more.

If you are part of a family that would like a helping hand emotionally or practically, or would simply like to have a good chat over a cup of tea, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team for more information and the details of events we have coming up.

We also take referrals from Home School Link Workers, and other professionals that work with children and families.

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse is a social action hub in Woking town centre, run by Erik & Rebecca Jespersen. The Lighthouse’s mission is to address the widespread poverty of resources, relationships, and identity through kindness, belief, and hope. To find out more information you can check out the dedicated website here.

Vaughan House Visits

Every week, a group from Emmaus Rd visit Vaughan House (a Riverside housing project, for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness).

If you live at Vaughan House and would like to come along, talk to your support worker or head to the Coffee Palace from 8:00pm-9:00pm on a Tuesday night. Coffee, cake and good chat guaranteed!

Once a month on a Sunday morning, the team also host a brunch. There you will find the opportunity to hear someone’s story, and how God has changed their life, as well as to eat a hearty full English. Come along on a Tuesday night to find out more.


Are you interested in joining one of our social transformation teams? Send us your details using the form below and we will get in touch.

Community Outreach