What's Church like?

Visiting a new church for the first time can be daunting. We’ve answered some common questions to help you know what to expect when you visit to help you feel relaxed and able to participate as you feel comfortable.

Where and when?

Our Sunday service starts at 10am at Cranbrook Primary School on Carriers Road and we aim to conclude at 11:30 or soon after. For directions click here.

What normally happens?

We currently have a monthly programme on a Sunday morning, which you can see in detail here. 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 Bible 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.

Can I make a contact before I come?

Yes you can! Contact us here and let us know you are coming; we'll get in touch 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.

What is the music like?

Our worship times are contemporary, relaxed and upbeat, singing both new and traditional songs. 

Do I need to bring a Bible?

You don't need to bring a Bible, although you may find it easier to engage with what's going on if you do have one to hand, especially for Bible Study Cafe. There are lots of different Bible translations; we usually use the New International Version from the front. If you don't have a paper copy, download the free YouVersion Bible app - get it where ever you usually get your phone apps.

P.S. If you struggle to find the Bible passages during the service, do ask someone near to you, they'll be happy to help if they can!

What is there for children?

We encourage the children and youth to join in with the worship. We currently do not have a specific 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 questions.

Is there parking?

There is parking on site at the School or in Carriers Road. The school have recently installed electric gates, we'll aim have someone by the gate to let you through, but if there's not anyone there when you arrive you can park on the approach-road and enter via the pedestrian gate.

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?

You will not be expected to give any money, however if you would like to support the vision of The Vine Church, your contribution is always appreciated. We don't take up a collection, but you can find ways to give here. Our finances are managed by a board of Trustees and our accounts are audited by external accountants and comply with Charity Commission regulation.

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