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Stour Valley Vineyard is going to be 10 years old! Can you believe it?

This September we are celebrating our first decade, and we would be honoured if you would celebrate it with us! Your story is part of our story too, after all.

We want to make a weekend of it, so book the dates now!

And if you’re new, haven’t been to church for a while or just new to the area, you’re welcome to join us. In fact, it would make our day to see you!

Anniversary Dinner & Live Music
Friday 22 September 2017
Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel and Golf Club
Leavenheath, Suffolk

A bit of an excuse to par-tee, have a bit of a dance and really celebrate the amazing work Jesus is doing in our town! The tickets for this event will be sold at the church office and the Welcome Point on Sunday.

Church Birthday Celebration
Sunday 24 September 2017
Delphi Centre, Newton Road
Sudbury, Suffolk

Like our usual Service, our birthday celebration will start at 10.30am, but do remember to come early from 10am for coffee, drinks and birthday treats. we’ll have lots going on this Sunday and is a good weekend to visit.

We are super excited, and we hope you are too!

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact our church office or ask our team at the Welcome Point on Sunday.



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You may have been around Christian people all your life or perhaps you have never even thought to set foot inside a church. Whoever you are, why not come and join us for coffee & chat?

Whether you are interested in Christianity or not, are keen to find out more about Christian faith or you simply want to pass the time of day, we would love to spend some time with you and get to know you better.

Coffee & Chat runs on the third Wednesday of the month from 10:30am-12:00pm. Tea, coffee and other soft drinks are available along with biscuits and friendly conversation. If you have young children, feel free to bring them with you. Whoever you are and whatever you want to talk about, all are welcome.

For venue details and directions call the office on 01787 377 670 or email







We love all love our dads, don’t we? We all think they do a pretty good job. (Well, most of the time!)

Well, dads, step forward. Whether you have young children or older, this is your moment to be recognise for the super hero that you are.

Children, make sure you bring the old man early on Sunday 18 June at the Delphi Centre, so we can honour them. Warm bacon rolls and other treats will be waiting for them.

We will also a have some fun games with some silly prizes to win and more.

Oh, and If you’ve got a super hero tee-shirt somewhere in your drawer, why not wear it? We’ll have ours on.

See you there faster than a speeding bullet. Cape optional!













Can you donate a chocolate egg to help a local family who are struggling to provide for their children this Easter?

Your food donations continue to be a life-saver for many people in our community. Each tin or item really does make a difference. Thank you!

But you can go one step further by helping provide the gift of an Easter Egg for a child.

We have been put in touch with  families through one of our local referral partners. Together, we can tell them that “hope wins”. It is a small thing we can do, but something we can do with a big heart.

If you are able to help, we are collecting kids’ eggs throughout March, so you can either drop off your eggs at any participating church, at our Storehouse office in the Christopher Centre, or bring your donation to our morning service, 10.30am at the Delphi Centre. Simply leave them at the Storehouse Collection Point and our Storehouse team will do the rest.

Thank you.


mothers day illistration 2016.jpgSunday 26 March is our Mother’s Day family service, 10:30am at The Delphi Centre (Map) where we all come together in worship. It’s also our opportunity to celebrate the gift of mums.

Our special service will be led by the Planet Vineyard team with help, of course, from Rockets and Supernovas.
There will be something for everyone (not just for mums), whatever your age. All are welcome. It is a great occasion to invite all your family and friends along.
As always, arrive early for fresh coffee and pastries.

Look forward to seeing you there!




Imagine how the impact of your leadership influence would grow in depth and breadth if you lived and led from a healthy vibrant soul. After all, you are the most important person you will ever lead. Most of us will eventually work out that mere striving and more activity will not get us closer to the goal of a healthier relationship with Jesus.

Our next Leadership Session will explore what we need within to see leadership as a privilege and not a necessity of life.

We will also be introducing you to an exciting new way of keeping you updated with your involvement at Vineyard – whether it is attending a small group or serving on a team.

When is it?
7:30pm, Monday 20 February 2017. (Drinks served on arrival.) We aim to finish around 9:30pm

Where is it?
The Christopher Centre, 10 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2EU.
(See our church website for directions. Feel free to use the office car park.)

Who is it for?

  • small group leaders
  • team co-ordinators and week leaders
  • Sunday support teams and midweek support teams
  • anyone else who wants to learn to lead others by example and has a passion to see the church breathe life into our community

Why do we do Leadership Sessions?
Paul the apostle speaks about “equipping his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” That’s a good enough reason in itself. But we also believe that when a leader gets better, everyone wins! It’s why these evenings are a good investment of your time.

Why make Leadership Sessions a priority?
One of our core values in the Vineyard is that leaders are for leaders. That’s because any kind of leading is costly in the giving of our time and emotional energy. Leading with a servant heart can also leave us feeling spiritually depleted, so we like to replenish our buckets by coming together and taking encouragement whenever we can.

It’s going to be a great evening. See you there!




The Vineyard National Leaders’ Conference, at Trent Vineyard in Nottingham, is now only a few days away

Over 1200 leaders from across the movement will be gathering for four days of teaching and ministry, which includes a number of us from Stour Valley Vineyard. Please pray that this will be a significant time for our movement, as well as for those going from our church.

The good news is that you can be part of the experience too. Catch the main morning and evening sessions live online and watch from the comfort of your living room. Head over to the Vineyard Churches UK & Ireland (VCUKI) website or simply download the VCUKI app on your mobile device at:


Speakers include John and Debby Wright (Vineyard National Leaders), Danielle Strickland (Salvation Army), Julian Adams (Newday United) and Charles Montgomery (Vineyard Columbus, USA).

We hope you enjoy joining in at home!



Town Pastors are Christian volunteers from local churches who are out in Sudbury town centre on Friday and/or Saturday nights, being a positive influence on the streets and providing help and support to vulnerable people. In addition to the street patrols we are supported while out on the streets by a Prayer Team, some who pray at bases in town while others pray from home.

If you have considered supporting the town pastors in any way or if you would like to find out more about what the Sudbury Town Pastors do, come along to An Introduction to Town Pastors, at the Christopher Centre, in Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, on Monday January 23rd, from 7.30pm to about 9pm.

For more detail speak to Frank Marsden or call the church office on: 01787 377670 or email.

Look forward to meeting you!



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