A BITE-SIZE CHUNK OF OUR HISTORY...

Rayleigh Vineyard is led by Dave & Laura Smith.

Both Dave & Laura served on pastoral staff at Southend Vineyard for a number of years before feeling called to plant a church in Rayleigh in 2003. Starting in June of that year, they started a small group in a lovely lady’s house based in Rayleigh and on the first evening, the lady’s sister dropped round for a cup of tea and ended up meeting with Jesus.  From there the group steadily grew with ordinary people from all different backgrounds joining and finding a community of love and acceptance.

After multiplying that group into three different housegroups,  Rayleigh Vineyard started to meet on a Sunday morning -initially in someone’s large front room and subsequently to increasingly larger venues to accomodate the growing number of people coming along.

Rayleigh Vineyard now meets in Sweyne School main hall and has about 15 mid week housegroups and focus groups.  As the church has continued to grow and develop, there has been the grace and opportunity to start events to help the community around us, including ministry to those in need, CAP courses, parenting courses, book clubs, youth work, Alpha, childrens activities and many other things.

In establishing the church, Dave and Laura believe passionately in helping people to “do best what they love most” and so are supported by a wonderful team of exceptionally able volunteers, who work hard to deliver the very best at the church.

Rayleigh Vineyard is affiliated to Vineyard Churches UK and is a registered charity (reg. charity number:1152620).  As a family of churches, we are linked to over 100 more Vineyard churches that have been planted in the UK and over a 1000 worldwide.

Rayleigh Vineyard is a company limited by guarantee (Company no. 8381215) and a registered charity (Charity no. 115262)

‘VINEYARD’ is a European Union trade mark registered to Vineyard Churches UK & Ireland No. 004771143. The ‘VINEYARD CHURCHES’ Logo, Vineyard ‘grapes’ device and ‘VINEYARD’ with ‘grapes’ device Logo’ are all registered trade marks of Vineyard Churches UK & Ireland. Used here under license. All rights reserved.

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Worship Skills

A chance to develop your worship/music skills with other like-minded people and band members.

2nd and 4th TUESDAYS – 8PM

Youth

Regular get togethers for food, games, fun, trips to Base Jump, Adventure Island, Bowling etc. Year 7+

FRIDAYS (TERM TIME) – VARIED VENUES – 8PM

Complete Costa

An open invitation to come AND join us at Costa Coffee, Rayleigh. Free drinks, fun and fellowship. Suitable for all ages.

EVERY OTHER 4TH SUNDAY – 5PM

Alpha Course

An opportunity to explore the meaning of life.

Food, disucssion, community – we run around 3 Alpha Courses a year. Contact us for more info.

Coming Soon

CAP COURSE
MARRIAGE COURSE
LEGO CLUB
RE-FUEL

Men's Events

DADS & KIDS – SATURDAYS – 9.30AM – MEGACENTRE

MEN’S FOOTBALL GROUP – MONDAYS – TIME VARIES

MEN’S BREAKFAST – 3RD SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH

BEER & BOARD GAMES – DATE VARIES

Book Club

A monthly book is chosen and discussed monthly; a new book is then chosen for the next month.

2ND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH – 8PM

Art Club

A beginners course for anyone interested in exploring their artistic side.

UP TO DATE DETAILS TO FOLLOW IN SEPTEMBER

Housegroups

We meet together regularly (at a time other than Sunday morning) either weekly, fortnightly or monthly. There is always food (coffee & cakes) and friendship. We have an ‘open-door’ approach, so you can visit and try out any of the groups we run. There is often guitar-led worship and a talk or bible study discussion and lots of friendship.

TUESDAYS – ONCE A MONTH – CHATTY LADIES – SOUTHEND – 8PM
TUESDAYS – WICKFORD GROUP – 8PM
TUESDAYS – PRAYER & WORSHIP – RAYLEIGH – 8PM

WEDNESDAYS – DAWS HEATH – 8PM

THURSDAYS – BITE SIZE, RAYLEIGH – 8PM
THURSDAYS – SOUTHEND – 8PM

 

Kids Quest

Every Sunday morning we have a challenging quiz question with a great prize for the winner, like DVDs, Disney Plushes, board games, and more.

Creche

Safe and fun creche located in the main hall, allowing parents to still participate in the Sunday Morning Vineyard.

Planet Kids

Fun activities every Sunday morning for 2s to teens; songs, crafts, games, sports, puppets, healthy snacks, led by our dedicated DBS checked team. Safe and fun creche in the main hall, allowing parents to still join in the morning service.

Coffee & Cake

Free refreshments as you arrive, including filter coffee, teas, juices, as well as cakes and pastries.

Ministry

An opportunity following the talk to respond, chat to someone and receive some prayer.

Talk

Bible based 20 minute talk about developing our Christian lifestyle and putting it into practice.

Worship

Live band singing a few contemporary songs.