Welcome to Ashburton Campus! Launching Soon!
We are super excited to be gathering people to launch a campus in Ashburton! Our vision is to see a thriving local church, having loads of fun together while making an impact in our awesome community and district with the hope and love of Jesus.
We are a local family who are passionate about seeing people discover God’s purpose for their lives. If you are looking for a church family to belong to, who don't take themselves too seriously, but desire to build a church for all ages and stages, Grace Vineyard Ashburton could be for you!
The Coulter Family
Abe, Hope and wee Lucas moved back to Ashburton, Abe's home town, in 2019.
Their relationship, marriage and life together are founded in Jesus and on the principle of "love thy neighbour".
Drawn by the welcoming, friendly community of Grace Vineyard, Hope loves working with children in kids ministries and Abe's passion is church media and production. Abe loves working hard behind the scenes with the worship team to make church services a seamless experience.
The Wightman Family
Steve and Julie together with their boys are Ashburton district locals. They are passionate about Jesus and enjoy sharing Him through visual arts and music. They also have a passion for missions, kingdom business and to see people healed in His name. They enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere at Grace Vineyard and love that Grace Vineyard is passionate about sharing the gospel as well as having a focus on community outreach.
Neil Abernethy is Grace Vineyard Ashburton's local legend. After 38 years at Redmonds as a carpet layer and faithfully serving a local church for longer, Neil felt the irresistible call of God to join our plant team. Father to Brendan, Neil loves to serve with a smile because God continues to excite him with great adventures! We love him!
Jon & Lizzie
Hey everyone! We’re Jon and Lizzie and we’ve been married since 2016. We live in Ashburton and work in the Christian School, which we love! In 2018 we moved to New Zealand, swapping Sevenoaks (just South of London) for Canterbury. Being a Welshman, rugby is my passion, so I love watching the best NZ has to offer, gaining as many tips as possible to pass on to the Northern Hemisphere! Lizzie is a keen abstract artist; using all sorts of colours and techniques to experiment on canvas. We have both loved being outdoors in NZ exploring the amazing diversity that meets you in every direction.
Back in the UK, we felt called to come and partner with Brendan and Amy, and since then it has been great to see what God is doing in Ashburton; from His plans in the school to His heart for a church plant. We are passionate about people, relationship and worship, and can’t wait to see what He has planned for Grace in this town!