EMMAUS at St Mary's Church Thorpe

Every Tuesday at 7.30pm in St Mary's Rutherwyke Room
Starting Tuesday 7th September 2021. Meeting in person.
You can also join the discussions online at:

Would you like to know more about the Church or about Christian faith and beliefs?
Would you like to renew your commitment in faith? 

Would you like to explore themes of faith, forgiveness, love and much more?
Would you like to be ‘Baptised’ and ‘Confirmed’?


Welcome to the journey...Welcome to EMMAUS 2021

At St Mary’s Church Thorpe, we run the Emmaus programme, which is more than just a course, it’s a complete view of Christian life and growth as we explore together key themes of faith, theology and belief. 

The Emmaus programme is designed to introduce people to the Christian faith while also developing the faith of existing Christians. It takes its roots from the disciples’ encounter with Jesus on the Emmaus Road as recorded in the Gospel according to Luke Chapter 24, when the Risen Lord meets some of the disciples as they walk along. 


Whether you are new to the Christian faith, or you already have an established faith, join in and be a part of this journey. If you simply want to find out about the Christian faith without any pressure to commit, that’s fine too. Emmaus offers a path that you can follow towards a greater understanding of Christianity in the 21st Century. Hopefully it will allow you to have your own encounter with God and to develop your own faith. It also allows room for discussion and debate as we learn from each other along the way. 

Our Emmaus journey,  is about us all coming together to question and support one another, whether we are new to the Christian faith, already walking along a spiritual path, or growing as we explore discipleship and faith in more depth. The 'talk' and handouts will be available on this page to download each week. We also hope people will join our Emmaus group on our Facebook page where we can interact between sessions, share thoughts, ideas and questions. 

The Structure

As we find the way together we will explore the basics of the Christian Faith over 12 sessions (held in the Rutherwyke Room, behind St Mary’s Church) This includes presentations, group discussion and for those who would like, prayer/reflection time.  Confidentiality is important; what we share in the groups we hope will remain private and everyone is welcome to the discussion. 

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We plan to run our course this on a Tuesday evening from 7.30– 9pm (We are not meeting on Tuesday 26th Oct / 2nd Nov -

half term. And don’t worry if you can’t make one or two sessions. Just participate in as much as you can.)


St Mary's Rutherwyke Room. You may like to park in the Vicarage Car Park or Church Approach. Of course whenever possible we always encourage walking or cycling to church. 

More Information:

If you would like to talk about more about Emmaus, then contact our Vicar Father Damian on 01932 565986.

St Mary’s EMMAUS Journey Dates & Session Themes 2021





Session 4

5 October

The Holy Spirit


Session 8

16 November

The Church

The inclusive community of faith and family


Session 12

14 December

Heaven, life after death, forgiveness and grief.

Slideshow - coming soon!

Session 1

14 September

How do we know God?


Session 5

12 October

Living the Christian Life / becoming a Christian. 


Session 9

23 November

Holy Communion, Eucharist, Mass - how is Jesus present today?

Final Session

We can add in an addition session if required, tbc. 

Slideshow - coming soon!

Session 2

21 September

Jesus - his life and ministry


Session 6

19 October

Prayer & our relationship with God; living out our faith today


Session 10

30 November

Discipleship - serving the Lord & Living His way!




Date & TBA

Handout - coming soon

Session 3

28 September

Knowing Jesus and his sacrifice - the Cross and Resurrection. 


Session 7

9 November

The Bible and why God’s Word is important to Christians

Slideshow - coming soon!

Session 11

7 December

Relationships, sexuality, love, time and money.

Slideshow - coming soon!

Below are videos from our 2020 Online Emmaus Course

Week 1 - Does God exist?
Week 3 - Jesus death and Resurrection.
Week 5 - Living as a Christian
Week 7 - The Bible
Week 2 - Who is Jesus?
Week 4 - The Holy Spirit.
Week 6 - Prayer
Week 8 - The Church
Week 9 - Holy Communion
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