November at Vineyard

this month... 

Happy November one and all!  Can you believe that 2018 is drawing to a close already?  It’s crazy how fast years fly by.  

In the weeks to come, we have a good few celebrations and fun to partake in at Carlisle Vineyard and we look forward to welcoming you to some key events. We’ll release December’s email slightly early with all the info for ‘The Thrill of Hope’ -our theme for Christmas at Vineyard this year…we’ll have classic Christmas movie afternoons and evenings, Baptisms (9th December), the African Children’s Choir Concert (tickets available now, see below), our own Gospel Choir singing as well as two Carol Gatherings as we celebrate at Christmas!

This month we’ll continue our journey through Ephesians after a kickstarter celebration Sunday with our very own Karen Sawrey, author of The Infographic Bible to be released on Thursday 1st November!!

Don’t forget that at the end of this month our American friends are celebrating Thanksgiving - we are so proud to have a few awesome American’s part of Carlisle Vineyard and we’d love to hear of some Thanksgiving Feasts kicking off in their honour on the last Sunday of this month!  Thankfulness is a key to such a fuller and more expansive life - why not gather a huddle and have a Thankfulness Feast this Scattered Sunday - declaring what you’ve been thankful for in 2018 before the Christmas season begins.

Bless you!

Andy & Rho Fearon

African children’s choir

This amazing choir from Uganda is coming to town on Saturday 8th December at 7pm and they’re performing at Vineyard!!  It’s an honour to host them for this evening.  We’d love to fill the upper room with our community, your friends and colleagues!  Tickets are available to reserve now through Miriam Lowe and from Sunday 11th November we’ll have a ticket stall for you to purchase your tickets each Sunday.  Tickets are £7 adult, £4 child or £20 family - all proceeds go to The African Children’s Choir.  To find out more about the choir - watch this little video. 

the infographic bible


Karen Sawrey has been a part of Carlisle Vineyard since the earliest days, but throughout the past 5 years, she’s been a very busy lady authoring a phenomenal book called The Infographic Bible.  Come on down to Waterstone’s Carlisle on Thursday 1st November between 4 & 5.30pm for the release day book signing!! We are going to celebrate the release of this book with cake and fun times on Sunday 4th November at 10.30am as well as hear from Kaz and some of the contributors some behind the scenes information.  This book is being published internationally and is a hugely significant contribution to help many people hear and know about Jesus in a different way.  Come hear about it and celebrate it!  

Check out more by visiting the website

thrive thursdays

Come along and chat with Angie if you’d like to serve our city on Thursday evenings - we have the opportunity of being part of a waste reducing food project and we’d love to start serving the rough sleepers in the city centre on a Thursday evening as well as welcome those who feel lonely along to the Hub as a place and space to flourish.  This happens from 7-9pm every Thursday evening and is for our city!


Choir is on every Sunday from 1.15pm in the Upper Room and you are so welcome as well as your friends, colleagues and neighbours!

Come gather and have fun as we sing some Gospel classics and hits!

You can bring a packed lunch to have in between the morning gathering and choir if you’re planning on coming to both!


Gathering on:

4th November - The Infographic Bible Sunday

11th November - Ephesians & Remembrance Sunday (we’ll start chatting by 10.45 at the latest to incorporate a remembrance silence)

18th November - Ephesians


scattering on:

25th November - No gathering in the building, instead it’s Scattered Sunday (why not host your own Thankfulness Feast?)

Click the links below for more information…

Van bookings

The Encouragement Shed Van is available for those aged 25 and over to book to bless your neighbours and the city.  If you would like to enquire about booking the van, please complete the form below...



It's great that we're increasingly using the site and now with a variety of organisations.  Because of this, in the coming weeks door codes will be changed and only given to those ministry leaders who will open and close the building.  If you'd like to enquire about booking a space on site, you can do that via the form below!