About the Vine


The Vine Community Church - From Local to Global - founded in 2004

The Vine is committed to supporting the work of the Church locally, nationally and internationally. It seeks to voice its concerns about issues of poverty and injustice and get alongside individuals and organisations who are committed to making a difference in the worldthe vine v 1

The Vine is a member of the Groundlevel Network and attends and supports The ONE Event a major Christian event held on August Bank Holiday weekend, and also supports some of the mission and outreach work sponsored by Ground Level network.Overseas, the Vine actively supports the work of Tear Fund and has a special relationship with a number of projects in Kenya.

Leadership Team 




  • Veronica & Dave Podbury

    Veronica & Dave Podbury

    Veronica and Dave Podbury pastor The Vine Community Church. Veronica has a Masters Degree in Theological and Pastoral Studies from Nottingham University and has been a church pastor since 2000. She has also held various posts in education and is a writer. Dave has a long experience of leading worship and developing Christian outreach for children and adults. He has held a number of senior management posts, most recently as Associate Director of an NHS Trust. Dave and Veronica have three sons, Duncan, Ben and Sam, daughters-in-law Susanna and Nena, and now have four grandsons and a granddaughter, Reuben, Barnaby, Will, Noah and Emilia. All are actively involved in churches in the UK and USA.
  • Jenny & Darren Pepper

    Jenny & Darren Pepper

    Jenny and Darren assist in the leadership of the Vine. Jenny is responsible for the social outreach for the Vine including the Assist support service and dementia support groups. Jenny co-ordinates the Sunday children's work as well as joint leading That Saturday Thing. Darren holds a variety of leadership responsibilities ranging from sharing some of the preaching load to managing the accounts. He is married to Jenny and they have two children, Alice and Andrew. Darren has a background as an educationalist and works across the UK as a leader in the Education Software and Services Industry.
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Our calling is to :

  • See the Kingdom of God established in the communities of Cherry Willingham, Reepham, Fiskerton and surrounding areas.
  • Bring the good news of Jesus to people of all backgrounds and ages.
  • Enable people to develop a personal relationship with Jesus
  • Help people to know the love and power of Jesus in everyday life situations.

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  • Evangelical Alliance

    Evangelical Alliance

    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. Read More
  • Ground Level Network

    Ground Level Network

    The Vine Community Church is a church in the Ground Level network of churches, Ground Level network belongs to Churches Together in the UK. Read More
  • OpenDoors


    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. Read More
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