• If you are in the area, we hope that you will come by and visit us! We are located at the corner of Elm and West Main in Norwich.

    At Emmanuel we work to try and "respect the dignity of every human being", following what Jesus taught in loving God and loving one another. I hope you'll take a moment and email me your comments and let me know if you will be visiting us or if you would like to get together for a chat. May all of our paths, indeed, our whole Earth, be illumined by the light of God in Christ!

    Father Chuck
    The Very Rev. Charles G. Taylor
    Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Welcome new secretary Fran Nash

Let me introduce myself. My name is Fran Nash and I’m the new secretary here at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. I’ve lived in Norwich for over 25 years with my husband, Warren. We have two adult children, our daughter, Lindsay and her husband Shawn, and our son Benjamin. Lindsay and Shawn are expecting their first child … Continue reading

A new way to praise God for Lent

Instead of sacrificing something for Lent, let’s find new ways to praise God’s presence. We can do this in many ways: 1) Have extra devotions; 2) Attend Lenten worship services; 3) Spend time outdoors sensing God’s magnificence; 4)Spend time with others, extending generosity and compassion. Remember Jesus’ promise that when you care for others, you … Continue reading

A vision for St. Andrew’s, St. Matthew’s and Emmanuel

us to look at the world around us and to consider how the many changes affect us. We are being called by God to vision a new way forward not business as usual. It’s all about learning new ways, changing attitudes, changing the way we move forward as the Church. St. Andrew’s, St. Matthew’s and … Continue reading

Father Chuck Files: Listening to God

Two men are having a conversation over coffee. One said: “I’m concerned about my wife. She talks to herself a lot these days.” The other man chimes in, “Mine does too, but she doesn’t know it, she thinks I’m listening.” I listen when Donna speaks as she is a wise woman. We all need to … Continue reading

March Birthdays

2– Robyn Uhlig; Sierra Uhlig 19– Barbara Higley; Elaine Sharki 3- Karen Banks-Lindner 20– Russell Ketch 4– Nola Russell; Curtis Woodard 21– Savanna Keator 5– Gary Muserallo 23-David Austin 6- Stanislaw Chmielewski; Lynn Murray 24-Bonnie Carrier; Ethan Hitchcock 12– Cathy Heim 25– Monica Stone; Jonathon Brummel 13– Jeremy Strauss 26– Peter Sullivan 14– Rachel Ballin … Continue reading

Be a Love Bird

Many stories about the origin of Valentine’s Day have come down through the centuries. There’s no definitive story, but most revolve around the imprisonment of Valentinus (St. Valentine) for his disregard of Roman laws. Many legends are also associated with Valentine’s Day. For example, because birds seemed to arrive and mate in some countries in … Continue reading

Lent Living

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 18 this year. Christians have observed this season of the church year since the fourth century. It’s traditionally a time of reflection, penitence and spiritual renewal before Easter. During Lent, some Christians give up something that hinders their relationship with God. Others do something extra for their spiritual growth, … Continue reading

Thank You for Altar Flowers

We wish to thank you for providing the beautiful flowers that grace our church throughout the year. The Altar Flowers, Christmas poinsettias, and Easter Lilies are provided by The Perfect Solution. In order for us to honor your request to place flowers in the church we do need your help. Some people request a certain … Continue reading


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