Emmanuel Wimbledon is a "Proprietary Chapel"

Emmanuel Wimbledon is a Church of England Proprietary Chapel. It is fully self-supporting in funding Emmanuel staff and ministry, and appoints its own clergy under the guidance of an appointed group of patrons. It has always owned and funded its own buildings.

In 2016, the Church Council sent a letter requesting for arrangements to be made under the House of Bishops' Declaration on the ministry of Bishops and Priests, for Bishop Rod Thomas to be our Bishop. The Bishop of Southwark graciously agreed to this, which means that we are under the episcopal oversight of Bishop Rod Thomas. If you have any questions about this, please speak to either Rod or Robin.


The current Patrons are:

Christopher Ash
Richard Bird
Ian Dobbie
John Hamilton
Steve Lawes
James Stileman


Charity Status

Emmanuel Church Wimbledon is a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 07904564.  Emmanuel is registered with the Charity Commission with charity number 1146577.  The principal address is 24 Ridgway, Wimbledon, London SW19 4QN.

The Trustees are Christopher Berkeley, Kevin Barrett, William Hodson, Jan Lawes and Jim Wallace

Martin Osborn, 29/04/2019