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First Steps

Central Vineyard is one church, meeting in four locations with six different gatherings to choose from. Each location carries the same DNA, with their own local look and feel. As a church we are fairly relaxed and informal and we invite you to come as you are, whatever your background.

If you’re new to faith or Christianity then you’re not alone, we have a number of people in our church community who are exploring what it means to follow Jesus. One of the tools we use to help people on this journey is Alpha. Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over 10 weeks. Each week looks at a different question around faith and it is designed to create conversation. Everyone is welcome.

If you would like to become more orientated with us as a church, meet some of our pastors and chat with some of our team, then please join us for our next Newcomers’ Connect Party. These events happen at least twice a term, where we enjoy some amazing food, share a little of the story of our church and help you to consider how you might become more involved here.

We also invite you to stick for six, we don’t think you’ll fully experience all of who we are as a church, if you only come once. We invite you to stick around for six weeks to see if Central Vineyard is the kind of place you can call home!

Central Vineyard Church Northampton, Kettering, Wellingborough - Stick for 6

You never know if a church is the right fit for you if you only come once. We invite you to stick around for six weeks to see if this is a place you can call home!

Our Story

Our first gathering, February 2006

Steve & Tammy, our Lead Pastors moved to Northampton in November 2003 with a passion to see a new church started in the heart of Northamptonshire. With humble beginnings the church officially launched in February 2006 and for the first 10 years met in a number of different venues in and around Northampton.

In July 2016 we purchased 42 Sheep Street, and began to turn this former night club into a vibrant worship and community space. By September 2017 we had outgrown our main meeting space and so, with a desire to ‘make room for others’, we took the decision to multiply our morning gathering into two identical morning gatherings. This transition worked well, but a year later we were running out of space yet again and so we stepped out and started a new Central Vineyard gathering 11 miles away in Wellingborough.

Over the following year we began to develop a friendship with Raunds Community Church and in September 2019, the church in Raunds official merged with Central Vineyard to become our third Sunday morning location. We also host a monthly Sunday evening gathering in Kettering and a new midweek gathering called Gateway on Tuesday evenings at our Sheep Street venue. We are one church, in four locations with six different gatherings to choose from.

More About Us

Vineyard Churches

We are part of a growing movement of churches, built on God’s transforming word, who worship God with passion, intimacy and expectation. We are God’s children, empowered by His Spirit, extending His Kingdom together, everywhere in every way.

We aim to serve people, especially the poor and vulnerable, and communicate the goodness of Jesus with compassion and generosity. We want to make disciples, develop leaders, plant churches, and be a blessing to the whole Body of Christ.