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We know you may have lots of questions about coming to United. Hopefully you'll find some of the answers on this page, but if you can't see what you're looking for, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. Either give us a ring on 020 8567 6717 or email info@new-wine.org. We'd love to hear from you!

How do I pay for my place?

Age (as at 31.8.17) 

Super Early Bird (Full fees received by 30.11.16)

Early Bird (Full fees received by 28.02.17)

Standard (Full fees received by 31.05.17)

Standard Last Minute (Full fees received after 31.05.17)

Adult£144£150£158£169
Age 12-18£117£123£131£141
Age 5-11£98£105£113£121
Age 0-4£63£70£77£85
Age 0-2 (Non-Gems)FreeFreeFree 

Payments include entry to all venues (subject to capacity), use of facilities and a camping pitch. There is no discount for staying off site.

Why not pay for your place at United in stages?

Book an adult place before the end of October 2016 and pay just £19.75 per month for eight months. (Paying eight instalments of £19.75 per month before 31 May 2017 equates to one adult tickets at £158. It is your responsibility to pay these instalments each month online). 

Bursaries for churches in urban areas

New Wine offers discounts and free places for the United to support churches working in the poorest communities. To qualify, churches must meet the following criteria:

1) The leader must be a member of the New Wine Church Leaders’ Network;

2) Be working in and amongst the urban poor (in top 10% of deprived wards according to the government's annual neighbourhood statistics – see the neighbourhood summary);

3) Only request free places for people who genuinely cannot afford to pay for their place;

4) Be unable to fund the places any other way (e.g. support from within the congregation, grants etc).

For more information and to apply, click here.

Pack Down

Do you like a challenge? Are you physically fit? Can you fit a quart into a pint pot (or the metric equivalent)? Then this could be the team for you – intensive but rewarding.

When will you be needed? The end of Week 2. You may be asked to join earlier if required.

What sort of stuff can you expect to be dealing with? We are looking for a team to help pack away all the conference kit and pack into containers on site. This includes storing village signs, fire extinguishers, washing machines, fridges, sofas, packing pallet boxes, stretch wrapping pallet boxes and plenty of other stuff too.

What do we expect from you? We’re looking for people with enthusiasm, stamina and willingness to be there until the end.

What we give you You’ll get a half-price place at United, food when working, plenty of good exercise and a massive thank you!

Who will you report to? The New Wine Production Manager.

For more general information about teams and how to apply, click here.

Marketplace Gallery

If you would like to apply to exhibit at the Art Gallery in the Marketplace then please submit your artwork for consideration by 4 June together with this form.

Frequently Asked Questions

When and how can I find out which village I’ll be camping on?

The village allocation will go live on the website approximately two weeks before the event begins and you will be able to find out which village you are on by logging onto your account. You will also see a map of the showground and the village you are on.

What is the social village?

The social village is specifically designed for delegates who are coming with five or less people and who don’t know anyone attending the event. It’s a great way to get to know and be with others who are also coming on their own.

What is a Village Host and how do I contact them if I have a special request?

A Village Host is someone who looks after the village you are camping on and who plans the layout of where tents, caravans and church groups will camp. They are the first point of call for any issues or queries regarding your village. Village Hosts are normally assigned to a village in the May before the event, so if you have any requests we can forward your email to them so they can contact you.

Is there electricity which can be supplied to campers?

Electric hook-ups are very limited so we can only supply them to people with specific medical needs, i.e. those who use breathing machines at night. If you have a specific medical need and require an electric hook-up please email the office with as much information as possible so that we can review this for you.

Can I camp with another church if mine is not coming?

Yes of course. You are more than welcome to camp with whoever you like and you don’t have to belong to a church to camp with them.

Can I find out who has booked from my church?

We cannot give out any information of people booked onto our events due to data protection reasons. If you want to find out who has booked from your church, we recommend that you make an announcement at church.

Does New Wine hire out accommodation?

New Wine does not hire out accommodation but recommend you contact the Shepton Mallet Tourist Board as they have a large number of contacts for B&Bs, hotels, caravan and tent hire companies and self-catering accommodation. Please click on the following link to take you to their website: http://www.visitsheptonmallet.co.uk/accommodation.html

I’ve seen Bunka Bins dotted around the site, can I rent one?

Bunka Bins are not for hire. New Wine provide this accommodation for staff or for medical use.

Where is the best place to hire a caravan and how will the caravan company know where to go before I arrive?

We would recommend contacting the Shepton Mallet Information Office as they have a large number of contacts who hire out caravans. Once you know your village allocation please contact your hire company so they will know where to take the caravan.

Can I bring a pet with me to United?

If you have an assistance dog or guide dog you can bring it with you, but please make sure you bring any certification for it with you. No other pets are allowed on site.

Will there be any speed-dating at the events this year?

Speed-dating may take place one night in each week but is still to be confirmed.

Can I get hold of recordings of the talks from United?

Any available talks from the summer can be purchased from the Essential Christian website. Unfortunately United talks are not available for free because we have to hire out an outside company due to the amount of seminars that take place.

What does New Wine provide for individuals with additional needs?

For more information about our accessible church ministry and the provision at United please click here.

What if I have additional needs which mean I have specific requirements for camping?

For individuals who have additional needs and need life-saving medical equipment or have specific access requirements please contact the New Wine office when you book your ticket in order that we can do our best to make camping as easy as possible.

What's on offer?

Your typical day (if there is such a thing!) at United 2017 could look something like this...

  • 7.15am Early morning worship and Bible teaching
  • 9.15-10.30am Main venue worship and Bible teaching
  • 11.15am-12.30pm Morning seminars
  • 2.30-3.30pm Early afternoon seminars
  • 4-5pm Late afternoon seminars
  • 7pm A choice of evening celebrations with different guest speakers
  • 9pm Afterhours entertainment including live music, comedy, quizzes, speed dating and more

Seminars

Interested in social justice, mission or spiritual growth? How about relationships, leadership or ethics? We have over one hundred seminars to choose from, led by some of the most experienced practitioners. There's something for everyone.

Worship

Worship is at the heart of New Wine. Each year we invite a range of different worship leaders and bands with the aim of inspiring worship that is passionate, intimate, culturally appropriate and facilitates encounter with God.

A day to rest

Halfway through the week we have a day with a reduced programme to give you time to rest, relax, catch up with friends or explore the surrounding area. There is a celebration in the morning, but no seminars throughout the day, and no children's groups until the evening. Many delegates choose to leave the site; others organise social events and activities within their camping village.

Youth at United

Our aim at New Wine Youth is to see young people dedicated to Jesus and rooted in his love - giving them a firm foundation for the rest of their lives. We have dedicated activity and sessions for 12-18s throughout United and New Wine Youth is led by some of the best Christian youth workers in the UK. Not only is there excellent worship, teaching and ministry, but there are parent-free cafes, afternoon sports and fantastic evening gigs.

Club One (12-13s) and Thirst (14-18s) both host their own morning and evening celebrations as well as a range of afternoon seminars and workshops.

Extras

Flava cafe is a fun venue and a great place to meet your mates, and make new ones.

Sport - including football competitions, inflatables, basketball - there'll be something for everyone.

The Vibe is equipped with a dance floor and an action-packed programme of video games, challenges and competitions.         

Children at United

We love kids! There's plenty of fun and great Christ-inspired activities to cater for kids and their families - you'll be offered top-quality, tailored kids care across both weeks of United .

Gems (0-2s) & Pebbles (3-4s)

As in 2016, in 2017 Gems and Pebbles groups will run all morning! Parents of this age group will get a chance to enjoy the morning celebration in full as well as some time out before having to pick up their children. Plus it's a heap of fun for the children!

Stepping Stones (0-4s)

Everything from art, games, play, stories and songs. For preschool children, with adults and siblings, to enjoy.

Groundbreakers (5-7s; Reception, Years 1 & 2*), Rock Solid (8-9s; Years 3 & 4*) & Boulder Gang (10-11s; Years 5 & 6*) (*school year refers to the year the child is in at July 2017)

Worship, games, small group work, art, sport, Bible teaching and lots of fun. Morning and evening there's a wide range of activities to enjoy, for primary school age children.

Stomping Ground

Stomping Ground is back for 2017! This family play area will have giant inflatables, a football cage, basketball hoops and more, and is a great place to hang out and have a stompingly good time.

Open for children in Pebbles, Ground Breakers, Rock Solid and Boulder Gang.

Safeguarding Policy

We make every effort to keep everyone safe at New Wine events. Our volunteers are recruited from a wide range of church backgrounds, and all those helping in children and youth venues have proven abilities and experience in working with young people. Children and youth volunteers must provide satisfactory references, and have Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.  All volunteers and leaders receive safeguarding training on site, regardless of what they have undertaken elsewhere. New Wine has a national safeguarding adviser on hand to assist with any issues, and there is an on-site safeguarding co-ordinator at United.

It is not possible to vet all delegates, but where we know that a person may pose a risk to others, we assess the risk and refuse admission where appropriate. People who have safeguarding arrangements in place in their churches are required to inform New Wine ahead of an event to put the same level of monitoring in place before agreement is given to them attending. While we strive to reduce the likelihood of harm, we ask all parents to take the same precautions for their child’s wellbeing as they would anywhere else. In working together we can all enjoy New Wine events, but should you have any concerns about the safety of any young person on site, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of New Wine staff.

 

Additional Needs

More information about our additional needs provision is on our Accessible Church ministry page. 

Go to the Accessible Church Ministry

Church Leaders

At United, we are particularly keen to connect with church leaders; as we seek to work together to change the nation, it helps to know who each other are! We believe that there is an invaluable opportunity at the gatherings for us to get together to encourage, challenge, stimulate and equip for ministry.

The Church Leaders' Venue is available as a place to meet with others who share your ministry. Venue hosts and members of the Leadership Network Team are available to try to help you get in touch. Whether you are part of the Network or not, we would love to talk to you to find out about the work you are doing in your church and community.

Additionally, the following opportunities are available for church leaders:

1. Leadership seminars
2. Networking sessions around a common ministry area.
3. Geographical networking. 
4. Support in your situation - the opportunity to talk and pray with an experienced church leader.

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