We're here to help make your first experience at Vine church a great one!
Whatever ideas or belief you have about God, we have created a space for you in this community that will help you explore those ideas and beliefs in a welcoming and engaging environment.
We know that walking into a church can be nerve – racking. We don’t expect everyone to be Christian, in fact we love that many are coming to check out Jesus for the first time.
Summer Service Times
Christmas Eve 10am + 8pm
Christmas Day 9.30am
New Years Eve 10am
First Sunday in Jan 10am + 4.30pm
What to expect
Whether you are looking for a new church family or exploring the relevance of Jesus, we’d love to invite you to visit one of our services. At our meetings you’ll find a group of people who live and work in the city and come together to learn of the life, love and freedom that Jesus offers. If you are not familiar with church, our meetings are very relaxed and you will always find a warm welcome.
You won’t be asked to say or do anything that you’re uncomfortable with. There will be live music, prayers, Bible reading and a sermon during the service. Afterwards there will be a chance to get to stick around good food and conversation. We are a social lot, but if you need space, that’s cool with us also.
Join us this Sunday
with Vine Kids + Youth This is a contemporary service for adults of all ages, kids and youth . If you plan to stay around after the service you’ll enjoy an amazing morning tea in our beautiful grounds.
This is a mid-morning service that is contemporary and caters for adults of all ages and stages. We'll often head out to lunch afterwards together to a nearby spot to carry on conversations.
This is a contemporary service with a special focus on people 18 - 35. If you stay around after the service, you’ll be invited to join us at a local pub for dinner and a drink.
Connect with us!
We’d love to know you’re coming so we can welcome you! We’d love to learn more about you, connect you to someone from our host team, and maybe even grab coffee!
Join us Sundays at 9.15am, 11am and 4.30pm
200 Albion Street, Surry Hills
corner Flinders St.
What to expect during the service:
We come together on Sundays as one family to celebrate what God has done for us in Jesus. You can expect a time of prayer and singing to God, teaching on the Bible, plus an opportunity to meet others who are exploring life with Jesus. Every service is a little different, with it’s own culture and style but there are some things that are common across all services. Here is what to expect at every church service.
Our services start and end with singing, led by our music teams. We work hard at keeping our music engaging, Godward and soul stirring. You are welcome to join in or just listen, whichever you are most comfortable with.
We are a church who wants to depend on God for everything, thank him and bring our requests to him. Small elements of prayer are spread throughout our services as we respond to God’s word, and there will be a focused moment in which we pray about our world, nation, global partners or some other specific thing. You will not be asked to pray out loud but we invite you to join by listening & reflecting as someone leads us in prayer.
We have a talk from the Bible every week that has a focus on following Jesus. We believe God still speaks personally and practically every time we open the Bible, and that by listening and applying what we hear, God will change our lives. You can expect someone to read the Bible and teach from it for about 30 mins.
What to expect before and after the service
We are keen to help you connect at church, or give you space — whatever you need. In the mornings we spend time after the service in our beautiful church grounds where an amazing morning tea is provided. In the afternoons we have a light supper after the service in the church, then head out to a local pub for dinner and a drink.
We are a social lot. But if you just want to come and observe before getting plugged in, that’s cool with us also.
Some FAQs about Sundays:
Our services usually run for 70-90mins.
There is no need to dress up or wear something special. Most people wear what they would when going to the pub or out for a movie.
No, but if you have a Bible you will benefit from bringing it. We use the NIV 2011 for the Bible reading.
No, you can come and observe if you like. If you are not following Jesus the only thing we would ask of you is to open your eyes and consider what Jesus has to say. If you are following Jesus and join our church, we will encourage you to come along to Onboard to find out more about what it looks like to belong at Vine Church. Jesus and church is free for all, there is no expectation for our visitors to contribute.
There is plenty of street parking available on Sundays. Alternatively you can park at St Margarets Car Park for $2/hour on weekends.
Absolutely. Vine Kids + Youth are great kids programs. We have trained volunteer leaders ready to care for your children each Sunday, in age specific groups: Creche, Preschool, Primary and Youth. You are welcome to keep your kids with you in the service also.
Definitely. We love kids and expect prams and noise when they are present. Feel free to park your pram right next to you. Just ask one of our welcoming team if you’re feeling unsure where to be, they’d love to make you feel at home.
Each of our services at 9:15am, 11am & 4:30pm are live-streamed on Sundays. You can join in through our YouTube page, follow the link below: