Registered Charity No 327271
Plumbline Ministries is headed up by Simon Matthews along with his core team and currently oversees 17 churches in the UK and Republic of Ireland, along with a number of ministries and outreaches all over the world.
The seed for Plumbline ministries was sown on 29 September 1969 at around 9.00 pm
when Simon came to the Lord as a 15-
In the early 1980s a dissatisfaction began to arise in Simon and Julia despite seeing good fruit from their travelling ministry. There were so many young people on fire for God, but so few churches that could lead and encourage them to reach their full potential in God. The firstfruits of Plumbline emerged at this time as Simon developed a vision for church planting and development. In 1984 Simon and Julia felt God calling them to leave their role with Good News Crusade and to relocate to East Anglia in order to concentrate on church planting and building.
And so Plumbline Ministries was born.
Simon had been ministering for some time into a Church of England youth group under the leadership of Dick and Jean Jennings in Hemingford Grey, Cambridgeshire. Dick and Jean felt called in 1982 to establish a house church – Hemingford Grey Christian Fellowship – and they called on Simon and Julia to help develop this work. Moving in 1985 with their young family to Huntingdon, Simon and Julia thus created an apostolic based from where a vision could take shape based around “Jerusalem, Judea and to the uttermost parts of the earth” (Acts 1.8). Key people were quickly added to this work, Huntingdonshire Community Church was born, and other church plants soon began to take place. Simon felt a call to lead this new church and so he took over as Senior Leader from Dick Jennings and began to grow not only a local fellowship but the Plumbline Ministries’ vision across the region and the globe.
From the base in Huntingdonshire Community Church, a number of other works and churches were planted out. Many churches now belong to the Plumbline family, either through having been ‘given birth’ by Simon and Julia, or by later ‘adoption’ into the family. Some of these, such as Kingsgate Community Church, developed rapidly and have ‘grown up’ and left the ‘family business’ to establish their own work, whilst retaining links and relationship with Simon and Julia.
Plumbline also provides a covering within the ‘family home’ to a number of para-
After 23 years as Senior Pastor of Huntingdonshire Community Church, Simon passed
on the leadership in 2009 and now focuses full-
The future is exciting for Plumbline Ministries as it continues to develop in “Jersualem, Judea and to the uttermost ends of the earth”.
|capel community church|
|city life church cambridge|
|fenland community church|
|huntingdonshire community church|
|narborough congregational church|
|newmarket community church|
|trinity life church royston|
|bridge christian community arklow|
|carlow christian community|
|galway christian fellowship|
|kilkenny community church|
|new life lurgan|
|river of life midlands christian family|
|documents for leaders|
|vision & values video|
|represent camp 2015|
|leaders conference 2015|
|leaders conference 2014|
|leaders conference 2013|
|leaders conference 2012|
|leaders conference 2011|
|leaders conference 2010|
|leaders conference 2009|
|leaders conference 2008|
|leaders conference 2007|
|leaders conference 2006|
|leaders conference 2005|
|our vision and values|
|statement of faith|
|ministries and friends|