The Vine

The following was take from a leaflet give out in Hinckley after the Good Friday Walk of Witness

With the closure of The Sycamore Tree in Nuneaton, The Vine is now the only Christian Resource Centre between Coventry and Leicester, and hereabouts. We would love you to call in and see what we have to offer.

Monday to Friday 9am til 4pm though early closing is at 2pm on Thursdays, and Saturdays are from 9am until 3pm.
We are tucked away off Regent Street Hinckley, next to The Church in The Borough, Hinckley URC. No more than a minute off the beaten track. We are easy to access and a warm welcome awaits. Why not call in for a coffee or a cuppa and a light lunch and to browse when you are next in Town?

We have the best selection in Town of greetings cards ‘with a text‘ for all occasions.
We support local crafters and have lots of speciality gifts on show.
We are Fairtrade and have a wide range of products available.
We order and supply Christian music, books, Church Resources, Bibles, etc for all ages and for children in particular. We love both Church and personal orders.
We are a listening ear for many. A prayer support for some.
We hold advertised workshops and host a weekly knitting group.
We serve excellent food and drinks.
We have a facebook page.Web site Facebook link
We always have room for new volunteers of all ages. Please speak to Katherine. Many find this Service a real personal blessing.
We would appreciate more people joining us as ‘Friends of The Vine‘. Please ask.
We are always in need of your patronage. All Christian Book and Coffee Shops across the country need the support of the local congregations as their core business if they are to sun/ive and thrive during the economic downturns and the great want of Christian Witness. We trust that you will regard us as worthy of yours and come and see us.


Hinckley Walk of Witness

Good Friday 2016

A large group of Christians started out at St Peter’s and made their way to the Market Place.

Stopping to sing and pray outside the recently closed Co-op on Castle St and by Bell Entry.

A very large group of us worshiped in the bright sunshine, gathered around the Cross.

The Church Lads and Church girls Marching band of Hinckley & Atherstone played for us to sing along.

Tributes to Jane Gibbs (who has recently died) and Malcolm Clarke (who is about to retire from active preaching) were made before we finished up at the URC in the Borough for hot drinks and Hot Cross Buns to chat with all our friends from other Churches.

Barwell Meteorite comes home after 50 years!

A parts of a large Meteorite landed in Barwell Christmas Eve 1965 and was exhibited in the Barwell Methodist Church Today (12-12-15).

It has spent much of the last 50 years at the Natural History Museum in London and was loaned for the day through Leicester Space centre.

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Barwell and neighbouring Earl Shilton were the site of a meteor event when, on Christmas Eve 1965, the villages were showered with fragments, from an object about the size of a traditional Christmas turkey. No one was hurt, although some minor damage to buildings and property occurred.


Christmas Tree and Wreath Festival 2015

This event took place from 26th November to 29th November at Hinckley Methodist Church and schoolrooms.

Many thanks to  everyone who helped make this event successful.  We had an excellent weekend and raised £1863.21. to be shared between church funds and Red Cross  Emergency Response Team Volunteer.


Results – Wreaths

1st W6 Carols and Choir boys – Marlene Whitmore.

2nd W1 Crackers and Coin  – The Shipley Family

3rd  W7 Candy Canes – Bowls Leicestershire Amy Rose Squad

Row of Wreaths
Row of Wreaths

Senior Trees

1st S3 Cupcakes for Christmas – The Craft Club


2nd S4 Cinderella – The Pantomime Company


3rd Carpen -tree ( Joseph & Jesus) –  Barwell Methodist Church
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Junior Trees

1st  J12 Clocks counting down to Christmas – Olivia Molyneux

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2nd J2   Monday Beavers – Candles and Crackers for Christmas – Monday Beavers

3rd  J9  Cub Camp – Monday Cubs.

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