Bognor Vineyard was planted from Portsmouth Vineyard in May 1999. Bob and Mary Barham were the Founding Senior Pastors of Bognor Vineyard and planted the church along with Jan and Lisa van Driel, and Nigel Alner. It quickly grew to double figures and, over 18 months, had to keep moving venue to keep up with its growth. Eventually, we found a more permanent home at Felpham Community College, where each Sunday we use the main and small halls for worship, teaching, youth and children's groups.
Each week we now see an average of 150 adults and children come to our Sunday meetings, which are family-centred. The setting is relaxed, yet our worship is genuine and sincere. We take time to talk with each other, enjoy our coffee and we have an expectancy that we will meet with God through relevant biblical teaching, worship and prayer.
We are part of a wider movement of churches called 'Vineyard' which was founded by John Wimber in the 1970's and has grown to have churches all over the world. We also have a great relationship with other churches in Bognor Regis and regularly meet with the other pastors and ministers in the town.