come as you are and grow.
If you are new to West Wilts Vineyard or visiting this website for the first time - you are welcome! We hope that the information you find here will give you an insight into who we are, what we value, and how we aim to serve our local communities.
The best way to discover more about our church is to come along to our Sunday gatherings which are fun, relaxed, informal, welcoming and engaging. We know that it can be slightly daunting to walk through the doors of somewhere new – especially if you’re not sure what to expect. So just to reassure you we thought you would like to know that:
- Our dress code is casual
- You will receive a warm welcome
- There will be friendly people available to help you find your way around
- There are free refreshments – coffee, tea, donuts and fruit
- Fun, age appropriate children’s activities will be available
- There is a time of contemporary music and singing – we call this an act of worship
- A talk relevant to life
- A time of prayer for those who would like it
We meet at:
The Spectrum Building
10.30am For Coffee & Refreshments.
a time to celebrate and share life
We meet at 10.30 am at: The Spectrum Building, Clarendon Academy, Frome Road, Trowbridge, BA14 0DJ
lives changed & communities transformed
At West Wilts Vineyard Church, we believe that it’s our responsibility to pave the way for people to encounter Jesus and connect with church. We trust that this website, with all its information, will give you a ﬂavour of who we are, what we are about, and perhaps most importantly, where we are going! Our heart as a community is to say “come as you are”. Our hope is that you will discover a place where people are genuine and committed to the idea that every one of us is on a journey, trusting that together we can grow to be all that God has created us to be. If you have never been to church or you’re simply looking for somewhere to call home, why not pay us a visit – you will ﬁnd a very warm welcome!
West Wilts Vineyard Church is all about, all because of, and all for, Jesus. We are not a “building” as such but rather a community of people who want to embody the type of church Jesus had in mind – a vibrant, fun, intergenerational, and purposeful community with the heart and desire to experience and communicate the life changing power of God’s love and compassion. We are not a “religious institution”, but aim to be a movement of faith, hope and love, believing that as we connect and draw closer to Jesus, and each other, lives can be changed for the better. Because of this we value living life together, taking our first steps and our next step, caring about the things God cares about. This means that we work together to be a worshipping church that has Jesus at its centre, an outward focused church that knows how to serve God and those around us, a generous church that understands the value of giving and making a difference, and a relevant church that knows how to communicate Jesus in a loving and genuine way.
Our invitation to you is “come as you are”, because that’s where God meets us – as is. You don’t have to dress up, or pretend to be something or someone other than yourself. From there we will help each other grow to be all God intended us to be. We don’t pretend to have all the answers, but we believe in a God who does.
At West Wilts Vineyard we have a vision to become a regional church. This means that we desire to see a network of communities released and serving the people of Bradford on Avon, Westbury, Trowbridge, Melksham, Warminster, Frome and their surrounding areas. We are affiliated to Vineyard Churches UK and Ireland and at the heart of the movement is a simple desire to ‘do the stuff’ of the Bible and moreover to do it in a way that is accessible and relevant to everyone. For a great introduction to the Vineyard please take time to visit the Vineyard Churches UK website.
HAMBURGER HILL, COMMON WOOD, HUNSTRETE, BRISTOL BS39 4TN
24 SEPTEMBER 2016 1-4.30PM
Men and lads (12 and over), experienced players to newcomers - join us for an afternoon of paintball madness and fun as we visit Hamburger Hill's gaming zones. An opportunity to test your quick-thinking skills, resourcefulness, and ability to outwit your opponents as you combat to take control of their nuclear weapon outpost!
Cost: 18.00 including 100 paintballs. Extra balls can be purchased at 3.50 per 50 on the day if you wish.
Drinks and food an option after the game.
To book your place please register and pay by the 18th August
TROWBRIDGE × BRADFORD ON AVON × FROME × WESTBURY × WARMINSTER
West Wilts Vineyard is a community of people drawn from differing areas of West Wilts and Somerset. Our Community Hubs exist to ensure that people receive a warm welcome, can connect with other church members within their local area or neighbourhood, and are able to serve within their immediate environment.
If you have just moved into the area or you are new to West Wilts Vineyard, you can contact your local Community Hub Co-ordinator who will help you connect with community members and update you on what's happening. Our prayer is that these groups will flourish over time to become a voice of faith, hope, love and life!
Unsure of your closet hub? Contact us and we will be glad to help.
Your Local Hubs
Working in partnership with community services and projects
× STOREHOUSE FOODBANK ×
Storehouse Foodbank is a project that aims to support families, couples and individuals in short term need of food and toiletries. West Wilts Vineyard began this service in 2006 as a response to a growing need for support within the Trowbridge area. Since this time we have developed good working relationships with a range of local agencies and services aiming to support the wider community. If you would like to volunteer or donate towards this ministry email Chris Neighbour at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit our website storehousefoodbank.co.uk
× RE:FRESH ×
Re:fresh is a new service launched by WWV in September 2015. This project is partnering with local secondary schools to support teenagers and young adults in need of toiletries and sanitary items. We currently have partner with schools in the Trowbridge and Frome area. If you would like more information about Re:fresh then please contact Sam Whiley at email@example.com.
× SOUP RUN ×
Soup Run: Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month we have a team who make sandwiches, soup, coffee, and tea for people of our community who have no fixed abode. In addition to meeting practical needs our aim is to build relationships by showing love, kindness and care. This is an ecumenical (churches together) effort which we feel privileged to be a part of. If you are interested in joining our soup run team, contact Tonya Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
× OTHER LOCAL & OVERSEAS INITIATIVES ×
West Wilts Vineyard partners and supports other local and overseas initiatives such as Compassion, People Against Poverty, Operations Christmas Child and UnseenUk. Throughout the years we have supported various projects aiming to bring life to others.
For Today And The Future
Young people are the heartbeat of any church and at West Wilts Vineyard we aim to encourage them to be fully involved with all we do. We guide them to find new, creative and exciting ways to live life and love God. Please note that all our volunteers are DBS cleared.
West Wilts Vineyard
The Spectrum Building
The Yard / Storehouse
Storehouse - Tues, Thur, Fri - 10.30 am – 12.30pm
c/o The United Church Buildings
24a Church Street