We have a number of different pastoral courses and ministries available for help in everyday life. Whatever you are going through or whichever stage of life you are in. We take relationships and pastoral care seriously and want to ensure that you are fully supported here.

// 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. //


MARRIAGE EVENTS

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.

ONE EVENING A WEEK | 5 WEEKS

Each evening begins with a home cooked dinner. You'll be able to meet other couples, compare wedding plans, or just take a bit of time to unwind from the day. Throughout the course you'll look at a range of topics that you'll come across in your married life, such as, managing finances, resolving differences, conflict, commitment, communication and the extended family.

You'll hear from couples who've completed the course, explaining some of challenges they've faced in their marriage and the ways they've resolved these. Don't worry, you'll only be asked to discuss topics between yourself and your partner; there is no 'group sharing' in this course. It's based on Christian ethics and values, but is suitable for anyone - with or without a Christian faith or church background. It is one of a number of courses developed by Relationship Central.

Read the Guardian Newspaper's interview with Nicky & Sila about the success of the Marriage Course here. You can find out more about about Relationship Central here.

Specifically designed for people who have experienced relationship breakdown

ABOUT THE COURSE

Issues covered range from legal advice, managing family relationships, to forming good communication skills with your ex partner. The course establishes a no-pressure environment where individuals can contribute as little or as much as they want, there's opportunity to ask questions and discuss everything in groups. The course is run by people who themselves have gone through divorce and separation, so you can rest assured you'll be met with an empathetic and non-judgmental attitude.

COURSE DETAILS

It's a 6 session course held over one evening a week. Each evening will begin with a home cooked dinner where you'll be able to get to know other people on the course and the facilitators. We charge £40 per person to help us cover costs, but there are concessions available so please don't let finances stop you from joining - just get in touch. If you have any questions or want to find out more please email our Pastoral Team or call the church office on 01727 812765.

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.”

Breakthrough evenings are an invitation to the whole church to come together for an hour to simply worship & pray from your heart.