what to expect
Our Sunday morning church service usually lasts around an hour and a half (although we hang around to chat afterwards. We start at 10:30am, with free tea & coffee served from 10:15am.
We start with a short welcome, followed by a time of singing and prayer. We then share some notices before a talk based on the Bible that’s practical and relevant to everyday life. After the talk, there’s an opportunity to be prayed for and more time for tea, coffee and cake at the end.
Where to find us
We meet at Christ Church Primary School in Purley.
(tea & coffee available from 10:15am)
Please note that the school is a nut-free zone
We use an excellent teaching programme called Energize which caters for different age groups and contains plenty of variety to keep the children engaged. At present we have an all-age group led by Gill Visser and Jan Heffer, and a wonderful team of volunteers who love the children and are committed to seeing them grow spiritually.
Encouragement to have a personal relationship with Jesus – our best friend and Saviour
Opportunities to experience the presence of the Holy Spirit through worship, prayer, prophecy, creativity, sharing and their very special “God Spot”.
An understanding of our faith – what we believe and why it’s relevant to every area of our lives
A knowledge of the Bible – exciting stories about God’s plan for His people, and how it relates to their life
A good experience of church – a place to have lots of fun, make good friends, and be part of a loving family
We’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. If you’d like a copy of our safeguarding policy, please contact
We’re passionate about all the kids God brings our way. Grace Kids is a fun and exciting place for kids up to school year 6 to learn about Jesus and grow in their relationship with him.
If it’s your first Sunday visit to Grace Vineyard, you’ll meet members of the church at the entrance doors and they’ll be happy to show you where to go. Children are valued members of the Grace Vineyard family. They join in with the whole church at the beginning of the service every week to worship and to share communion (we all use grape juice rather than wine) which happens once a month. They then gather and are prayed for before going off to their special time.