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Gather With Us

Sunday Services

Join us every Sunday at 10:30am at Ark Putney Academy

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Marker Pin Icon> Ark Putney Academy, Pullman Gardens, Putney, SW15 3DG
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How to find us

Address - Ark Putney Academy, Pullman Gardens, Putney, SW15 3DG.

On Foot - If you are walking, the main entrance is on Pullman Gardens. Disabled access available.

By Bus - The Ark is a 5 minute walk from the Green Man Bus Stop (14, 37, 85, 170, 493).

By Train - The Ark is about a 15 minute walk from Putney overground station and 20 minutes from East Putney underground (District line). Alternatively you can get the bus to The Green Man Bus Stop (see above).

By Car - There is ample parking at the school (entrances on Pullman Gardens and Hayward Gardens) and on the surrounding streets.

What to expect

We care far more about you than what you wear - so come as you are and wear what’s comfortable.  As you’ll see, Sundays are pretty informal - we’re just imperfect people who are getting together to find out more about Jesus and how we can love and serve others. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from or where you’ve been, you’ve got something to bring! 

When you arrive, help yourself to some free tea and coffee and sit wherever you like. You won’t be asked to do anything and you aren’t expected to pay for anything. At some point in the morning we’ll be serving Krispy Kreme doughnuts (or fruit if you prefer), so just sit back and relax!

We run programmes for Vineyard Kids and Youth at the same time as our Sunday Services. Please see below for more information.

VKids & Baby Room

VKids runs from 10:15am to 12:15pm

Sundays are for everyone – and that includes our children

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VKids is a fun, safe, engaging space for children to hear about God and experience his love in an age appropriate way. We have specially trained, DBS checked volunteer teams who have a real heart for children and families - look out for our VKids team in aqua blue t-shirts! 

We want your child to be comfortable in their group - if you are visiting or have come with friends or siblings, you can choose for them to be in the same group.

Babies

For those with young babies, we have a Baby Room where parents and carers can take it easy, grab a coffee, chat or listen to the service via the audio link. There is also a dedicated area for those who wish to feed their babies in private.

12 Months - Four Years

Children aged between 12 months and four years enjoy a room full of toys, games and activities, with an engaging programme which includes singing, craft and stories.

Primary Aged Children (Reception - Year Six)

Primary aged children can choose to join one of our activity groups for the morning: sport, craft or Lego. We also have an older group for those children in Years Five and Six, where they will take a more in-depth look at the content for that Sunday. All children hear clear and simple teaching from the Bible and join together for worship and prayer. We want VKids to be somewhere that all our children can belong, so we do our best to find ways to cater for those children who need some extra help. This includes a dedicated team and quiet space with sensory activities.

Safeguarding

This church is committed to the safeguarding of children, youth and adults and ensuring their well-being. Please take a look at our safeguarding statement here.

Youth

Youth runs from 10:30am to 12:15pm

Sundays are for everyone – and that includes our youth

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For those with slightly older children, our 11-17s meet in their own state-of-the-art Drama Theatre led by a wonderful team of youth workers. Each week we get together for games, dance, drama and music workshops as well as for worship, prayer and the chance to look at the Bible together. 

During the week we run Small Groups and a range of social activities as well as adventure-filled weekends away, mission trips and other fun ways for our young people to get connected and to grow in their faith.

This church is committed to the safeguarding of children, youth and adults and ensuring their well-being. Please take a look at our safeguarding statement here.

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Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28 (NIV)