What's Church like?

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?

After a warm welcome, we normally have a time of worship with singing for about half an hour. The children then go to their groups and the adults enjoy a relevant talk from the Bible. We often take time to pray for each other, for sick people and sometimes people will share stories of how God has answered their prayer or been involved in their life that week. The service normally finishes soon after 11:30am, followed by tea, coffee and home-made treats. At all times we want visitors to feel relaxed and to participate as they feel comfortable.families image

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. Contact us here.

What should I wear?  

There is no dress code, though people normally wear smart 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 children to join in with the worship and we currently run two programmes during the adult’s talk time:  Little Lambs Creche – for Pre-School children and toddlers, and Vine Kids – for primary school children. Find out more about our children’s activities here.

Where and when?

Our Sunday service starts at 10am in the hall 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.