During the week we meet together in small groups throughout the city. This is an important aspect of life as a church as it grows community and is a great way to meet others at Brighton Vineyard.


There are a range of small groups – pastoral groups, interest and spiritual growth groups. Each course runs for differing lengths of time, during term time, and they change each term.

Our Autumn term groups start this September, some groups will break for 1 or 2 weeks over half term. We really encourage you to choose a group and sign up for it!

See below for our list of current groups; for more info and to sign up, see flyers on the welcome desk at church on a Sunday, or email bvcsmallgroups@gmail.com

Pastoral Groups:

Encounter More

This group is a Spiritual Growth group and Pastoral group combined.
The course looks at who we are in Christ and how to become empowered to be the person God planned for us to be. The course is for new and mature Christians alike.
Alternate Tuesdays 7.30pm
starting 12th September for 7 sessions.

Y02 Rocksolid
Rocksolid Home Group is for anyone in secondary school. These evenings may include, games, quizzes, craft, rounders, outings, topical talks, learning from the Bible, praying together and always loads of food!

Meets: Every other Wednesday from 7pm-8.30pm during term time
Host: Kate Deaud
Where: Different venues

Interest Groups

These groups are a chance for you to meet others on a more social basis and, maybe, to try something new.

Genesis, Evolution & Creation
This course is an introduction to the rationale behind an understanding of the book of Genesis as supporting creation. We will study parts of the early chapters of Genesis and aspects of Geology, Biology, Cosmology and History that relate to origins.

Tuesdays 7.30pm
starting 12th September
for 12 sessions.

Craft etc. for Christmas
Come and learn, make and share your ideas with the group. Quilled cards or gift tags, make Christmas tree baubles and table decorations, Christmas cards and Christmas treats. We shall spend some time discussing a Bible passage while we are working away.

Alternate Tuesdays 7.30pm
starting 19th September for 7 sessions.

Women’s Ministry
We have some exiting things planned over the next few months for the women in our church. Please use all of them as outreach and invite other women that you think would enjoy themselves.

Saturday 16th Sept – Ladies’ gathering with Suzie Brock.

10am to 2pm at 9 Fairfield Gardens Portslade BN41 2BJ

This promises to be a time of exhortation and encouragement. A day to be refreshed and renewed in our lives with God. Coffee etc. and lunch provided

Voluntary contribution £3

Thursday 9th Nov – Meal out

Meeting 7.00pm at Nando’s at the Marina.

Come and be sociable and have a great evening with the ladies of the church.

I03 Men’s breakfast
Men come and join us for breakfast on a Saturday. Possibly with a run beforehand, if you are up for it!!

Meeting monthly on Saturday
Various locations – See events page on the website

Spiritual Growth:

Mental and Emotional Overload
This group is for anyone who feels overloaded. It is based on teaching from Joyce Meyer Ministries and our time will be used to reflect and apply practical Biblical foundations that will enable us to make positive changes for the future.

Thursdays 7pm
starting 2nd November
for 4 sessions.

S02 Alpha Course
You maybe a new Christian or someone who’s been a Christian for a long time but want to explore your faith in more detail. Or you may not be a Christian but interested in finding out more about the Christian faith. Then this group is for you.

Wednesdays 7pm starting 25th October
for 7 weeks and a Saturday. Portslade.