The Vine began as a small group of young people in the late 1960’s which quickly expanded and gathered momentum. By the early 1980’s it had grown to a thriving congregation and had adopted the name, ‘The Vine Fellowship’ and then later ‘The Vine Church’.
Our name is based on a famous teaching by Jesus recorded in John 15 in which Jesus describes himself as the Vine and we are called the branches, reflecting our understanding of the need for connectedness and friendship with God through Jesus Christ , with other churches and with each other.
The church moved twice during the 1980’s and early ‘90’s reflecting the growing size of the membership. Having sold these properties we moved into a community centre on a ‘temporary’ basis for eight years!
The ‘lemonade factory’ we now call home underwent a huge transformation to become the fine building it is today and is now used regularly for hundreds of people to meet together.
It is used as a conference centre venue, a cafe, a base for the Lemon Aid charity, a great facility for the community and of course, a wonderful home for the Vine services and meetings.
Though much has changed over the years we continue to reach out to the spiritual and physical needs of our local community, and recognise our responsibility to churches nationally and internationally and look forward to an even more exciting and adventurous future.
Aaron and Lynsey, became Senior Pastors in June 2017.
As the Senior Pastors they have a heart for seeing people come and give their lives to Jesus.
We believe church is for everyone. It should be fun, exciting and relevant. We have no wish to be about mere religion or a specific denomination. We want to introduce people to the adventure that faith in Christ can bring, and then challenge and encourage them to live a life of significance.
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