11.15 am and 9.30 am
11.15 am and 9.30 am
Sunday morning car parking at the Vineyard Centre is available for guests and visitors, the mobility impaired and parents with small children. Additional free parking is available in the Sivatech Car Park (the building facing you, as you enter Gatehouse Close) and there’s also free on-street parking. Please note the gates to the Sivatech Car Park are locked at 1 pm unless there is an event after the Service. The Vineyard Centre is wheelchair-accessible.
Each Sunday, we have two morning Services starting at 11.15 am and 9.30 am. The Services are the same apart from the start times and they last about 75 minutes.
We always explain what’s going to be happening at the start of the Service, so don’t worry about not knowing what to do. Rest assured that no-one will single you out or make you do anything embarrassing!
Every Sunday, there’s a welcome team ready to answer questions, tell you anything you’d like to know about the Church — including where to find everything from the doughnuts, to the Children and Youth activities — and generally help you feel at home. You’ll recognise them by the lanyards and name badges!
The Service starts with an uninterrupted time of about 25 minutes of contemporary worship, led by a live band. The words of the songs are projected on big screens — feel free to stand, sit, join in or just listen.
After that there’s a few announcements, a short break for chocolates and chat and then a Bible-based talk that’s practical and relevant to everyday life. We always end with the opportunity to receive prayer for healing or other needs.
If you’re coming to the morning Service that starts at 9.30 am, complimentary tea, coffee and refreshments are available from 9.00 am at a help-yourself station in the Auditorium.
10.45 — 11.15 am is our main social time, between the two Services. It’s a great time to meet people and catch up with each other. Complimentary tea, coffee and refreshments are served in the Café, along with free doughnuts and pastries.
If you’re coming to the 11.15 am Service, why not stay for Sunday lunch in the Vineyard Café?
There’s a range of high-quality dishes to choose from, all very competitively priced, freshly prepared by our professional chef, Sarah Whitmore. We have a children’s menu and soft drinks and specialty coffees are available.
Tables can be pre-booked online. Or, you can just decide on the day, but this is subject to availability, so we strongly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
Tables are available at 12.45 pm and 1.00 pm. Please note that from 12.30 pm the Café area is reserved solely for guests staying for lunch.
Watch this space — coming soon, we’ll be launching a Sunday breakfast option in the Café before the 9.30 am Service!
We have a full programme of activities for all children on a Sunday morning that runs in parallel to the Services. There is an unsupervised Babies Play Area in the Café (adjacent to the Auditorium) where parents and carers can be with children aged up to 12 months and still watch and hear the Service on televisions. There is also a Mother and Baby feeding room at the rear of the Auditorium (accessed via the Café) with one-way glass where mums can also see and hear the Service.
Children can be registered in their groups from 11.05 am or 9.20 am. Parents/carers are welcome to stay to settle their children. Our age groups can be flexible, especially if you are visiting and siblings would like to stay together – please chat to whoever is overseeing registration.
If children would rather stay with parents, that’s fine so long as they’re supervised and don’t wander around alone.
If you have any questions, please speak to Liz Machell who is Head of Children’s Ministry.
If you’re aged 11–17 then Vineyard Youth involves you!
On Sunday mornings, we join in with the 11.15 am Service and after the worship (during the chocolate break) we go out to Conference Room 1 for doughnuts and drinks.
We do stuff like fun games and learning more about God through interactive activities and informal discussion.
If you have any questions, please speak to Amelia Godden who is Head of Youth Ministry.
Straight after each Service, Steve and Lyn or some of the other pastoral team will be at the Connection Point banner in the Auditorium and they’d love to say ‘hello’ before you leave.
If you complete a ‘Connection Card’ on a Sunday, we’ll send you our weekly email and keep you updated about what’s happening in the life of the Church week-to-week.
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