Welcome to the Vine Community Church website.

the vine logo onlyThe Vine Community Church serves the villages of Cherry Willingham, Reepham, Fiskerton and the surrounding areas of Lincoln and Lincolnshire.  The Vine Community Church is a registered CIO number 1158738 

 Contact us - You can contact us on 01522 872011 - Alternatively, e-mail Veronica or 

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Vine Life

  • Going to the edge

    Have you seen the Structures on the Edge on the Lincolnshire coast?  Dave and I have only recently come across them, and we were fascinated.  Because they are very unusual works of art/architecture, they will trigger some strong opinions – as you stand on our shoreline seeing their rather weird outlines against the seascape, you’ll probably be quite excited about them, or maybe you’ll hate them.  They are meant to help us take a whole fresh look at our coastline, and “see” it in a new way, stopping to gaze on its natural beauty.


    Personally I really like looking at their outlines, etched against the open skies, helping us to take a fresh view of our familiar coast – there’s something very special about taking time to look at the place where sea and land meet – the seawater and its wildlife, the sand dunes and mudflats, each  with a different spectrum of creatures and plants – contrasting environments coming together in sight and sound of the ever-moving waves and wind.  This world on the edge feels wonderfully alive, not as predictable as being in the middle of a more settled and still environment. 

    I’ve always been attracted to the margins, where different people and things meet, and where there is change and new experiences to encounter.  This fits well with how I think of Jesus Christ, who refused to be boxed in by other people’s narrow social norms, and kept going to the edges of the society he lived in, to “untouchable” people, shunned and isolated by most, and to places where respectable individuals were not supposed to go to.  It was on the edges where he found people who really needed his healing touch and the acceptance and love which he offered to everyone who turned to him.  Marginalised and isolated people and places seemed to capture Jesus’ attention – what most people didn’t stop to notice, he stopped for, seeing clearly the overlooked beauty. I believe his mission to the edges is continuing through you and me if we’re willing.


    Revd Veronica Podbury, Pastor of The Vine Community Church

  • Sheep and no Shepherd...

    As I started writing this article I was unaware that I was about to be confronted by the sad news that my brother had taken his own life. I continue to write this a little over twelve hours later and the words of probably the most famous Psalm in the bible becomes particularly focused to me.  Most people will have heard of Psalm 23, " The Lord is my shepherd,  I will not want, he gives me rest in green pastures...".   It is often read at funerals or printed in cards given to people in loss or at times of need.  For me, knowing Jesus, the giver of peace the words of this Psalm are truth that brings comfort.  Psalm 23 also highlights what I may be feeling if I did not have that relationship with Jesus.  If you take God out of the Psalm the vision of peace and security the words portray is turned on its head.  

  • Ethnicity in the Bible - A closer look at Jesus' world

    History is strewn with examples of ethnic groups being disregarded, persecuted, or treated as less than human.

    I have had the privilage of writing an article for the American Bible Society read how, isolated verses from the Bible have been used to justify such atrocities as the slave trade or anti-Semitism. But throughout the Bible we see God's intention to reach all races and nations with salvation (Genesis 12:2-3, Revelation 7:9). We see this the most clearly in the life of Jesus, who embodied God's love for all people, including the diverse ethnic groups right around him. As we take a closer look into Jesus's cultural milieu we can begin to understand the deep significance of his radical inclusion.

    An Article in the American Bible Society by Veronica.

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  • New Events for 2017

    Exciting new events for 2017

    The Vine Community Church and Vine Centre have a number of new events for 2017.

    Why not Check them out?

    • Souled Out

      Souled Out-   Pizza, Games Life and Faith Run by the Vine Community Church and aimed at teenagers  Souled Out  safe and fun atmosphere to Eat Pizza and explore life.     Read More
    • That Saturday Thing!

      A new fortnightly event for 7-11 years olds.  Fun, Games & activities 2-3pm every other Saturday at the Vine Centre Cherry Willingham  Initially taking place on the 4th & 18th March and 1st and 22nd April with more dates to follow.    All volunteers and staff hold current DBS cerificates. Read More
    • Coffee Connect

      Coffee Connect is a weekly friendship group for all ages.   As the name suggests it is a safe an welcoming place to drink coffee and connect. Fridays 10:30am at the Vine Centre   Read More
    • Essential Spanish

      Ever wanted to Learn Spanish?  Holiday Coming up? Essential Spanish for anyone 6:30pm Tuesdays The Vine Centre.     Read More
    • Free Guitar Lessons

      Ever wanted to play the Guitar? Give it a go. Free Guitar lessons  Wednesdays 3:45pm 30-45 minutes per session.   No Guitar- don't worry come along and try one of ours. Read More
    • IT support sessions

      Want help getting around the internet. Not a clue how to tweet, post or upload? Want to trace your family roots but the technology puts you off? Come and try our Free IT support sessions Thursday 1:30pm at the Vine Centre. Read More
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  • The Vine is a member of the Evangelical Alliance Read More

    We are a member of the Evangelical Alliance, the largest body serving evangelical Christians in the UK: working for a united Church, confident in voice and inspired for mission, www.eauk.org. We subscribe to the Evangelical Alliance basis of faith.

  • The Vine is a member of the Ground Level Network Read More
    The Vine Community Church is a church in the Ground Level network of churches, Ground Level network belongs to Churches Together in the UK.
  • The Vine is a partner of OpenDoors Read More
    As part of the body of Christ, it is our privilege to stand alongside our courageous brothers and sisters who are persecuted around the world. That means letting them know they’re not forgotten. Strengthening them by our prayers and support.
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