The Vine Christian Bookshop & Coffee House
The Vine Christian Book Shop and Coffee House is housed in what was originally the stables belonging to Briercliffe House. It is over 25 years ago now that our Senior Pastor and a brother believed that God was saying that we should have a shop there. Although the building was dirty and dilapidated, God gave them a vision for its future use. Most of the work was carried out over several months by people from the Church who willingly gave their time, skills and resources.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV)
Today, the Vine is staffed entirely by the Church, most of whom are volunteers. As well as serving delicious food, prepared and cooked on the premises, we sell Christian books, cards, CDs, DVDs and gifts. If you don't see what you want on the shelves, we are happy to order any items for you.
We pray that the work of the Vine is led only by the Holy Spirit and that, when you visit us, you will receive a special blessing from the Lord. You can expect a warm welcome and a sympathetic and understanding ear when you need it. Many of our customers have been visiting the shop for years because of the peaceful and loving atmosphere.
We are open Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm and on Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm.