In the summer of 2008, Chris and Nic Kimmance felt called to plant a Vineyard Church. After a lot of prayer and debate about where the church was needed, Ashford fell on their laps. It soon became clear that God had an agenda for Ashford, and He gave them a clear vision of the kind of place that Ashford Vineyard would be. (Check out our Visions and Values page to see how that looks!)
Our tagline at Ashford Vineyard is ‘Bringing Life To Ashford’. We love our town, we love the people in it, and we are committed to bring life to Ashford. We have such a passion for seeing people be free and real. We believe that true freedom is only found in the extravagant, furious and passionate love of God, which is why we want to make it easy for anyone to find Him. We want to build community and show people just how much God loves them. This means giving everyone the freedom to come as they are, and to belong without having to be anything but themselves.
On a Sunday morning we meet at The Warehouse and aim to give everyone who comes through the door a warm welcome, and hope that they feel right at home, regardless of life circumstances or what you believe! Find out more about AV Sundays here.
But, the life of AV continues right through the week! As a church, we think it’s important to be a part of a small group in some way. Circles are where we can build those important relationships that we need in the best and worst moments of our lives. If you’d like to be a part of a weekday circle, check out our ‘Circles’ page, or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you find one that fits your life!
We also have a massive range of community groups and fun happening all the time, from book clubs to wine club, table tennis to sewing! Whatever your interests, there will be something for you! Check out our ‘Activities’ page, ‘Events’ or get in touch at email@example.com!
We also believe in making it a priority to get stuck into the community by serving those in need. We have several compassion projects running, and we encourage everyone to get involved in changing lives and bringing hope to our town. Check out our ‘Compassion’ page for all that we run, and how you can get involved!
If you’d like to know more about what Ashford Vineyard is about, have a wander around our website for a flavour of who we are, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d love to hear from you!
In January 2014, Ashford Vineyard was recognised as having grown past the ‘plant’ stage and we’re now registered as a charitable company, limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under No. 08824457, Charity No. 1156319.