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“Remember the poor.” – Galatians 2 v 10

Here at Stour Valley Vineyard our biggest compassion ministry is that of our foodbank Storehouse.

In the last 11 years, we have watched Storehouse grow from being run out of our Pastors cellar, into it now having its own section of the new Vineyard Centre. On Sunday 14th October we plan to spend some time remembering some of the amazing things God has done within our community through Storehouse, and discuss how there are even more amazing things to come! We are watching connections within our area forming in front of our very eyes. This August we fed 60% more people than we did the previous August.

We will see you there!


Are you new to Stour Valley Vineyard? Looking for a church? Or just curious about what we are about.

Join us for lunch on Sunday 30 September from 12:45pm, you can also hear our pastors’, Andrew & Emma, tell their story of how the church was started, our vision and how you could be part of it.

It takes place straight after the Sunday service at the Vineyard Centre (our midweek venue).

If you would like to come or would like to know more, speak to Karen Naylor on Sunday morning, or by dropping us a line or giving us a ring on 01787 377670.




A bigger house, nicer car, better holidays: wanting more isn’t always bad, but are we looking for satisfaction in all the wrong places?

‘Being rich’ is about how God wants us to respond to his blessings. This four-week series puts a fresh perspective on what being ‘rich’ really means and how we can honour God with the richness of our finances, time, and hearts.

For early Christians, generosity was the hallmark of the church. For 4 weeks, starting on Sunday 16th September we explore 1 Timothy 6:18, to redefine what wealth is, how to use it, and helps us a church practice being rich. Most of us are richer than we think. We just aren’t very good at it. We’ll discover that it’s not what you have that matters; it’s what you do with what you have that will count for you or against you in the kingdom of heaven.

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Exploring is good. We’re built for it. Explore more about life, faith and meaning with Alpha.

Alpha is a FREE course exploring the Christian faith, each session looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. There is also the opportunity to ask questions and share your point of view; whether you’re a Christian or not.

Our next course runs for 8 weeks from Wednesday 19 September, 7:30pm, Vineyard Centre.

Join others like yourself and discover the possibilities of a life less ordinary.

Find out more about Alpha and book your place.

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Let’s celebrate!

We have 2 amazing events planned this year to celebrate our 11th birthday. It will be an opportunity to give thanks to God for all He has done and praise him for what He has planned for our 12th year, oh and not to forget we will have a little fun and some cake as well!

We will start with a Birthday BBQ on Friday 21 September from 7:30pm at the Vineyard Centre. There will be Funky food, groovy music and fine company. Tickets cost £8 and will be available from 2nd September at the Welcome Point on Sunday mornings or at the Vineyard Centre in the week.

On Sunday 23 September we will be holding our birthday celebration service from 10:30am at the Delphi Centre, Newton Road, Sudbury, arrive from 10.00am for fresh coffee and birthday cake.

So come along, help us celebrate this special occasion!



We had a great turnout for our first Project Christmas Angel knitting workshop in July and have already got a good number of angels made… just awesome! We still need heaps more so that we can send out a message of hope to lots of people in our community this Christmas.

We plan to have 2 more workshops before the big angel giveaway in Advent:

Friday 14th September, 7:30pm at the Vineyard Centre
Friday 16th November, 7:30pm at the Vineyard Centre

In the meantime why not have a go at knitting, crocheting, sewing or glueing some felt angels? You could even make it a fun group activity and gather together with some friends and family to craft some angels. Here a couple of patterns to get you started.

Each Sunday at church there will be a donation station where you can drop off-white wool, needles, or other useful crafting material to make angels. Alternatively, if you want to have a go but have no materials feel free to help yourself from the box.

Keep an eye on our Angelometer each week to see how many angels have been made, you can drop your own finished angel/s in the box to add to the total. To quote a well know grocery store “every little helps” so whether you make 1 or 20, they will deliver that really important message of hope to someone this Christmas!

If you don’t feel able to make angels, you can still get involved, we will need people to help with making labels and attaching them to angels. We also need people to distribute the angels at key locations around Sudbury during Advent. This will be the main focus of the November workshop.

If you would like to join the WhatsApp group to share updates, patterns etc please let Karen, Beleta or Kerri know.

Happy angel making,


Let’s make to most of the lovely summer weather, join us for a trip to the seaside! 

We will be heading to St Osyth for fish & chips around 12:30 pm from the Delphi Centre (after the church service) this Sunday.

Please let Katherine Mills or Karen Naylor know if you are going so that car shares can be arranged, you can also call: 01787 377670 or email the office who can pass on a message.











A time for men to connect!

We know that weekends are a valuable time for men, so we meet on the 1st Saturday of each month, from 9am finishing around 10am. This means there’s still time to wash the car, cut the lawn, go on that obligatory shopping trip, plus those other Saturday duties that befall us blokes.

Our next breakfast will be on Saturday 1 September at the Grover & Alan (Wetherspoon’s), North Street, Sudbury.

If you have never been before or new to the church, we would love to see you!

Dads feel free to bring your children.

See you there!

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