// A strong, loving and lifelong relationship doesn’t happen by chance. It takes making intentional decisions and dedication to keep the fun and romance alive. We want to help enable couples to build a strong and intimate relationship based on effective communication, love and respect. //
These evenings are designed to be informal and fun gatherings that address particular topics that all couples can relate to - whether you're struggling or have enjoyed a number of years happy married. These are a general conversation starter between you and your partner, and perhaps your friends - rather than any kind of group counselling. You won’t be asked to participate in any group work or discussion at these evenings.
The Pre-Marriage course is ideal for any couple engaged or seriously considering marriage.
Get your marriage off to the best possible start by attending a marriage preparation course. Packed with practical ideas and insights, Marriage by Design gives engaged couples the opportunity to take time out from planning the wedding to focus on their relationship.
The course gives you both the opportunity to listen to others that have experienced the challenge of marriage and have some wise advice; and also for you to talk privately about areas of your relationship that really should be discussed before you get married.
It is sometimes so hectic when planning a wedding, that time for each other is hard to find, so we run the course over one day so that you can mark out the day just for your relationship. We ask for £20 contribution (per couple) to cover refreshments and a lite lunch.
Next running on
sat 19th october 2019
Prayer is one of the foundations of the Church. We understand that God's ears are open to our prayers and He is ready and willing to respond.
Join us before the services on a Sunday morning to pray for the church and practice using those 'spiritual gifts' the Bible talks about. Meet us in the downstairs lounge between 9-9.30am every Sunday.
There is a trained prayer team available every Sunday to pray, so whether you need prayer for something specific or just a blessing, please ask. You'll find the team next to the main stage after the service.
We also have an amazing pastoral team (including qualified counsellors) who can offer a bit more experience, prayer and help to people in the church if you feel you may need it. We readily recommend the Restore Course. Please do talk to one of our Pastoral Team, if you'd like to know more and could do with a bit more help.
PrayerNet sends out emergency email prayer requests for Vineyard members’ in need.
If you or a family member are in urgent need of prayer, send an email to our Prayernet team for immediate prayer support. Equally, if you’d like to join us in prayer, you can join our prayer network, again just send us an email.
“To know that my church family is lifting me up in prayer, feels tremendously supportive. Sometimes in difficult times it’s hard to have the words to pray so having so many people coming alongside is very powerful.”