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east anglia area « Stour Valley Vineyard

east anglia area

Hi, welcome!

Glad you found us. A particularly warm welcome if you are browsing from another Vineyard or are a friend of the Vineyard. There is now a designated website for all East Anglia Area news and events. Please feel free to visit.

Vineyard Churches is organised into a number of different geographical areas. The areas provide oversight, vision, resource and support for the local Vineyard churches.

We regularly gather together in our Areas for prayer, worship, ministry and training and then once a year all Areas gather at our National Leaders’ Conference, usually held in January/February at Trent Vineyard, Nottingham.

Periodically we hold training events including worship, children’s ministry, youth, which complement our other national events.

Andrew & Emma Stewart-Darling - Area Leaders for East Anglia

The Area Leaders for East Anglia are Andrew and Emma Stewart-Darling who also lead Stour Valley Vineyard Church in Sudbury, South Suffolk, near the North Essex border. Together they serve on the Vineyard Church Development Team and are members of the Vineyard Churches National Council.

For East Anglia Area resources, including talks, slides and video from past conferences, click here to visit West Suffolk Vineyard Church’s site who are kindly hosted them for the time being.

This page will be updated with news and events as it happens, so do book mark it.

Meanwhile, why not take a look below of something of the exciting things going on in 2012 in our Vineyard Area?




Area Dates for 2012


National Leaders’ Conference

30 January- 3 February Trent Vineyard, Nottingham

Speakers include: John & Ele Mumford (National Directors, Vineyard Churches), Debby Wright (Trent Vineyard), Alan Scott (Causeway Vineyard); Top Koleoso (Jubilee Church, Enfield) and Robby Dawkins (USA)


Area Church Planters’ Day with John and Ele Mumford, National Directors of Vineyard Churches

Saturday 10 am -4pm 29 June

Hosted by Craig & Hannah Deal, Area Church Planting Co-ordinators.

Vineyard Centre, West Suffolk Vineyard, Bury St Edmunds,, Suffolk



Regional Day Church Planting Day with Senior Pastor Steve Nicholson, Evanston Vineyard, Chicago, USA

Wednesday 10.00 am -3.30 pm, 14 November. Gateway Vineyard, Dartford, Kent. For church planters and those who have recently planted churches. Lunch is provided.


Area Pastors’ Cafe Theology

Friday Evenings at 8.00pm: 16 March & 30 November

Hosted by Andrew Stewart-Darling for pastoral staff of all churches at the Vineyard Centre, West Suffolk Vineyard, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3NZ.



Area Worship Leaders Retreat

Friday 27-Sunday 29 April.

Hosted by Area Worship Co-ordinator Chris Perkins at Belsey Bridge Conference Centre. Ditchingham Suffolk. (Please note that this is not at The Oasts now.)


National Worship Leaders’ Retreat – Friday 16-Sunday 18 November 

High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Herfordshire.

More details coming soon.