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Our church has a wide variety of additional groups that meet during the week including home groups, ladies groups, prayer and prophetic groups. Photos of our group leaders can be found in our welcome corridor, these are the best people to speak to for up-to-date meeting location and times.

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Home Groups

When: Various days of the week dependent on group location, typically starting around 7-7:30pm

Where: People's houses around the Island

Who: All welcome ages 18+

Every week across the Isle of Wight, small groups meet in people's homes to talk about faith, support each other and pray. Our church welcome corridor displays current home groups and where to find them.

These groups are open to anyone in the church over 18.

Speak to one of the church leaders at TVC if you are interested in joining a home group and they can put you in touch with a local group.

Ladies Group

When: Tuesday evening, 7.30pm

Where: True Vine Church

Who: Ladies Aged 18+

The group meets together to help each other grow in their relationship with God, read His word, share testimonies and teaching such as Alpha, Freedom in Christ, The Grace Course and Christian DVDs.  They also enjoy socials and visits to the cinema.  This a safe, nurturing and homely space to be able to share openly with each other, and to invite non Christian friends who are interested in knowing more about Jesus.

Speak to Karen Connolly at TVC for more information

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The Basics Group

When: Wednesday Evenings 7.30-9pm

Where: True Vine Church

Who: For Those Who Have Been In The Church For Less Than 3 Years

The basics groups is specifically for those who have been within the church 3 years or less.

The groups aim is to support those in the early stages of being a Christian within the church.

Encouraging each other in our spiritual growth, studying the gospels and learning to hear God's voice.

Speak to Pastor Mike Connolly at TVC for more information.

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Monday Night Group

When: Monday Evenings 7pm-9.30pm 

Where: Homestead Behind Bethany Evangelical Church

Who: Ages 16-30

True Vine Church has a young adults group that meets on Monday evenings at 7pm at the Homestead behind Bethany Evangelical Church. The group is fairly informal and relaxed for ages 16-30 and typically lasts 2-2 1/2 hours. The group normally has some snacks and time to hear how everyone is doing in life. We may then explore a variety of topical issues and discuss any burning questions that anyone in the group may have or explore areas of the Bible in short studies. We also have social evenings which may include a film, games or trip down to the beach (it's not all beach BBQs!). 

Speak to Mike Parsons or Abi Rudd at TVC for more information.

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Keep Fit

When: Monday Evenings 6-7pm

Where: True Vine Church Main Hall

Who: Age 16+

On Monday evenings there is a keep fit class at TVC with exercise to worship music.

Those wanting to attend should dress in suitable clothing for exercise and bring a bottle of water.

There is a cost of £3 to cover the cost of fitness equipment provided and any profits made on this go to the church.

Speak to Donna Stimson at TVC for more information

Healing Through Creativity

Healing Through Creativity is currently on a break until September 2019

Where: True Vine Church

Who: Ages 18+

Healing Through Creativity is a space to come and have the freedom to express yourself, play and adventure with God through creative arts. You are free have a go, understanding there is no right or wrong and no perfection required - a chance to maybe step out of your comfort zone. 

During the morning there will be various creative arts activities available  for you to choose from. It is through the process that  God can minister to us and teach us about ourselves and highlight  where we might need His  healing in our Spirit, Soul and Body .
There will also be Prayer Ministry available each morning  or come along to “just be “and have a quiet time with God.

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Prayer Meetings

When: Tuesday Evenings 7.30pm-9pm

Where: True Vine Church

Who: All Welcome

The church has regular prayer meetings that take place every week, all are welcome to come along. Meetings take place on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm - 9pm at True Vine Church.

Speak to Tim Parsons at TVC to confirm meetings times or see our church newsletter. 

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Fortnightly Ladies Groups

Circle of Friends

When: Fortnightly Thursday Evenings 7-9pm

Where: The Living Room, Newport High Street

Who: All Ladies Welcome

The group is open to ladies of all ages and takes place in a relaxed atmosphere with a mix of activities and chat. 

Speak to Maureen Peters for more information and to confirm meetings dates.

Ladies Group

When: Fortnightly Tuesday Mornings 10.30am-12pm

Where: Homestead Behind Bethany Evangelical Church

Who: All Ladies Welcome

The group is open to ladies of all ages. The group takes place in a relaxed coffee morning style meeting with a mix of chat, worship, prayer and informal bible study.

Speak to Sandie Osborn at TVC for information and to confirm meeting dates.

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Prophetic Group

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The prophetic group is for people who are interested in exploring God’s Prophetic gift, which many of the current members feel called to explore at a deeper level within their lives.

The aim of the group is to see the ‘treasure’ in people and to grow in intimacy and confidence in God, discovering identity and authority in Christ. In this group there is an atmosphere of love and acceptance that allows for the spontaneity of the Holy Spirit.

Part of that vision has been to see people from other churches join our group, and to see Island run prophetic teams, with one heart and purpose.

Speak to Maxine Stubbings at TVC for more information and for meeting dates (which will also be listed in the church newsletter).

Worship Team

Meeting Dates Vary (Typically Monthly)

Our worship teams lead us in worship during our Sunday morning meetings and at other special events. They also meet as a team on a monthly basis to share, grow in the Lord and worship together.

The worship team is always on the look out for talented musicians and singers with a heart to worship God.

Speak to Naomi Warburton at TVC if you would be interested in joining the worship team.

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Special Events

From time to time TVC hosts special events in our church building. These include worship evenings, prayer events, outreach missions and other special services.

This includes a series of special worship events known as The Loft, organised by the church's Monday Night Group.

Special events will normally be advertised in our church newsletter, on our notice board, on our projected screens on Sunday mornings and on our social media channels.


From time to time the church will have a baptism service for those wishing to be baptised. This will sometimes take place in a another building with a baptism pool or on the beach for those wishing to be baptised in the sea.

Baptism services are normally organised when there is an expression of interest from a number of people in getting baptised. So if this is of interest to you then please speak to Pastor Mike Connolly. 

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