In 2010 four of us from Emmanuel Greenwich lived or studied in New Cross. We started meeting up and within five years the number of us living in the area and building community together had grown to around 50. We started a Sunday gathering – Emmanuel Church New Cross – in October 2016. Our aim is to live out the Biblical command to love God, each other and our neighbours well, working for the common good.

  • We seek to be a church that represents the diversity of London, living out a deep unity in Jesus Christ.
  • We want to help build a community where people feel connected and welcome.
  • We want to see London transformed by God’s love and we know we can’t do this alone, which is why we are committed to partnering with others, including our sister church in Greenwich.


Our service includes time for singing, prayer, communion, and a talk from the Bible. We then close with an opportunity to receive prayer if you would like and time for drinks and snacks.

Children’s Church

We love families and we run activities for children aged 0-11 during our services. We train and DBS check all our children’s workers. We also provide a space where parents can feed young children.


    Emmanuel Church New Cross is led by Ben Lindsay and a team of volunteers. Ben was born and raised in south-east London. He is married and has two children. Ben’s background is in youth justice.

    Connect Groups

    Connect groups are a great first step for anyone wanting to meet other people, connect with God outside of our Sunday meetings and get more involved with Emmanuel Church. They meet at various times and in various communities around SE London and are designed to help people grow in their faith.


    • Wednesdays Evenings
    • SE4
    • Led by Mike & Ellie

    New Cross

    • Wednesday Evenings
    • SE14
    • Led by Josh & Katie

    New Cross

    • Thursday Evenings
    • SE14
    • Led by Ben & Louise

    Daytime New Cross

    • Thursdays Mornings
    • SE14
    • Led by Shireen


    • Wednesday Evenings
    • SE13
    • Led by Dave & Heidi

    Forest Hill

    • Wednesdays Evenings
    • SE23
    • Led by Mike & Amy