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Welcome to the Vine Community Church.

We're a vibrant and relevant church with a passion for you to find hope, and know Jesus.

We are a friendly church so whatever your age, background or previous experience of church, if any at all, we invite you to come along.  Join us at our Sunday Services or other  activities and receive a great welcome.

We would love to welcome you as friend, a visitor or part of our family..


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The Vine at a Glance

  • Join us in person or online for our Sunday Service. 

    We would love to welcome you this Sunday at 11:00am.  



    The best way to keep up-to-date with changes is by subscribing to our Newsletter or join us on social media.

     Catch up on previous services on our Watch Again page or watch on our Youtube Channel  

  • We would love to welcome you in-person this Sunday at 11:00am.

    The style of worship at the Vine is contemporary and informal.  The range of music is wide and varied from lively and loud praise to quieter worship songs. Worship is led by members of the worship team and often comprises of drums, keyboard, guitar or Ukele.  Everyone is encouraged to take part no matter how off key you might think your voice is.

    At the Vine, we try to use language that is appropriate to the situation. So if someone is reading an account from the past it may have thee' and thou's in it but for the most, we use contemporary language and we read from a number of Bible translations including the Christian Standard Bilbe (CSB), the New International Version (NIV), the Message, 
    The New Living Translation (NLT), and even the KJV.

    On most weeks we have Shiners our Sunday Morning Childrens work, find out more about our what to expect at our Sunday Morning Meetings

    The best way to keep up-to-date with changes is by subscribing to our Newsletter or join us on social media.

     Catch up on previous services on our Watch Again page or watch on our Youtube Channel  

  • We are now providing:

    • In person Sunday Services that are also available online.
      • Shiners our childrens work runs during the service
    • Online Sunday Night Prayer via Zoom
    • In Person and Online Midweek connection groups via Zoom
    • Assist One-to-one Support
    • Post Office Outreach
    • Library Service
    • TST Kids club for primary age children- also see our  Facebook page 
    • The Gathering Place - Wellbing group
    • Assist Dementia group.


    Some events and groups will have adaptions to accomodate Covid-19 guidance


    Can we Assist you?

    Who we are:

    Assist is a set up to facilitate support to those who have no one else to help them during times of difficulty or crisis.  Have you ever felt you needed someone to speak to but didn't want to bother anyone? Do you feel isolated or lonely and you want someone to talk to? Perhaps you don't know where to turn for advice or help.  

    Maybe you are bereaved, recovering from illness or struggling with debts or living with Dementia.  Whatever the issue we are here to help and if we can't help we will find someone who can.


    Contact Assist on 01522 370164 and
    If it is a life-threatening emergency please call 999. If you are having a mental health crisis click here


    We have a range of volunteering options with the library and Assist, contact us to find out more

Vine Life

Hope is...

pexels vi media 4108480 2There is some uncertainty as I wrote this article for the village magazine; it might not arrive through people's letterboxes before Easter, but then life is full of uncertainty. We're surrounded by it, and life can be a real struggle. Ignoring what's happening around us isn't an option – that would mean denying our reality. But without hope, we might end up feeling down and overwhelmed. The ongoing living costs are hitting us hard, and many are making tough choices to avoid drowning in debt. We've just had a Budget that promised savings but left many uncertain about when or if we'll be better off.

Hope is a funny thing. It doesn't materially change the situation we are in, but it does have the ability to change us, to change the way we perceive the situation and react. Václav Havel, who led Czechoslovakia out of communism and through the transition to the Czech Republic, knew his fair share of uncertainty and the need for hope. He said, "Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out." I think deep down, we all want to make sense of our lives and the events of the wider world we see on the news.

For the disciples, Jesus' crucifixion made little sense; it brought grief and despair. Following the events of Good Friday, it must have seemed like there was no way out, no hope. Dreams shattered; purpose lost – everything felt meaningless. Some just walked away; others hid themselves away. I wonder if that reaction resonates.

But here's the thing: It wasn’t the end. The period of despair was temporary. You may know the story of Jesus conquering death, and being The Resurrection. The story continues though. He walked alongside those who were giving up, helping them return and sing the song of life, overcoming death and bringing sense to the events of their life.

Today, Christians across the globe continue that walk with Him. They take comfort from the understanding that God is working out His purpose in the world, and through the Holy Spirit in each believer; this is our hope. All of this is tied to the story of the one crucified for us, who rose on Easter Sunday and empowered his disciples to tell the story of God's wondrous love for humanity and the world.

Whether this article arrives before Easter or after, all the churches, including the Vine, would love you to join them to find out about this hope that we share, that makes sense of the world, regardless of how the day turns out.

I pray this Easter that you will discover the hope you need to make sense of life so that the present moment is less difficult to bear - Amen



Twenty years on...

pexels genaro servín 2190381Can you believe it? It’s been two decades since the Vine Community Church started to worship in Cherry.  In the past twenty years there have been over 960 Sunday services, more than 4320 songs sung, and countless prayers sent up and thanks given.  

Started in 2004 by Rev. Veronica, her husband Dave and a small group of Christians from other local churches, the Vine’s first meeting was on 21st March 2004 at the Cherry Willingham and Reepham Village Hall.  For the first few years after that, the Vine alternated its meetings between Cherry Willingham and Fiskerton Village Halls before moving to the library building in 2015.  

As well as being a vibrant place to worship and explore life with Jesus, making a positive impact on the community has been at the heart of the Vine.   Even before the church started to meet in Cherry, we were busy providing youth and children’s work at the Secondary School.  This theme has continued with the Vine funding a school’s worker for a number of years and now running activities for primary and secondary age children in the form of That Saturday Thing (TST) for 5-11 year olds and That Tuesday Thing (TTT), our youth drop-in.

Our community focus isn’t solely on the younger generation.  For the last decade, Assist, our service providing 1-2-1 support, wellbeing, and specialist dementia groups, has been open to anyone in need.  Since October 2013 Assist has been a lifeline for over 1007 people including 220 people living with dementia (or caring for someone living with dementia), more than 737 people who have received 1-2-1 support and over 50 people who have attended or continue to attend the well-being group. 

The most amazing part of this story is that although organised by the Vine the majority of the 60 Assist volunteers, the 30 additional volunteers who stepped up during lockdown and the 31 plus volunteers who have helped run the library are not from the Vine but are made up of other Christians from a range of churches in the area as well as members of the local community. 

Jenny and I took the reins of the Vine a little over five years ago, and we are thrilled to be part of this church, the family of nearby churches and the wider Cherry community. 

Join us in raising a cheer for the Vine’s 20th Birthday! 🎉




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