We know that visiting a new church for the first time can be daunting for some people, so we’ve put together a short list of answers to common questions to help you know what to expect when you visit.
What normally happens?
We currently have a monthly programme on a Sunday morning, which you can see in detail here. Every week there will be a warm welcome. Some weeks we start with coffee and then study a Bible passage in a cafe style, other weeks we focus on sung worship together and a relevant talk from the Bibile followed by a cuppa. We often give opportunity for people to pray, read the bible and share stories of how God has answered their prayer or been involved in their life that week. Our gatherings normally finish by 11.30am. At all times we want visitors to feel relaxed and to participate as they feel comfortable.
Can I make a contact before I come?
It can be difficult meeting people for the first time and not knowing anyone. If you would find it helpful you can contact us and let us know you are coming and we will get intouch so that you know at least one person when you arrive.
What should I wear?
There is no dress code, though people normally wear casual clothing – in keeping with the weather. Come as you are.
What is the music like?
Our worship times are contemporary, relaxed and upbeat, singing both new and traditional songs.
What is there for children?
We encourage the children and youth to join in with the worship. We currently do not have a specifc programme for children, but do provide resources for parents to engage their children. We encourage the older children and youth to be apart of the main gathering. Click here for more details or please contact us if you have any specifc questions.
Where and when?
Our Sunday service starts at 10am at Cranbrook Primary School on Carriers Road. For directions click here.
Is there parking?
There is parking on site at the School or in Carriers Road.
Can someone pray for me when I visit?
We believe that God not only wants us to know about him, but also experience him in our everyday lives. This is why we'd love to pray for you if you would like us to.
What about money?
As a visitor you will not be expected to give any money, however if you would like to give to support the vision of the Vine Church, your contribution is always appreciated. Our finances are managed by a board of Trustees and our accounts are audited by external accountants and comply with Charity Commission regulation.