sundays - what to expect

You're really welcome to join us on a Sunday whether you are a church regular or have never been before. Our services start at 10.30am and 6pm and last for an hour and a half. Free refreshments are served beforehand - come and grab a coffee. In the evening we serve tea, toast and crumpets from 5:30pm. It is a relaxed and informal atmosphere and anyone is welcome to come along.

We meet at the Vineyard Centre. We have a fully accessible venue with free parking including Blue Badge holder spaces.

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we launch with worship

Connecting with God is central to what we do. A live band leads us for about 25 minutes of sung worship. The words are on the screen and you can join in or just sit back and listen.

learn together

We have a talk based on the Bible and our experience of Jesus. It's not just theory; the talks are relevant to our day to day lives and there are always things to put into practice.

Listen to recordings of past talks »

and make a response

At the end of the talk we reflect on what we have heard and respond. There is the opportunity to choose to follow Jesus or to receive prayer. There is no pressure to participate, but always the chance to respond if you wish.

kids' church

During our morning service, we run age-appropriate interactive groups for 0-11s so they can learn about Jesus in a safe and fun environment. Our volunteer welcome team at the door can help your family settle in the right places. You can sign your children into their groups from 10.20am.

youth

During our morning service, our youth (11-18s) meet after worship in the Youth Café. We play games and eat chocolate, whilst learning what it means to follow Jesus as a teenager today.

finding out more

If it's your first visit we'd love to meet you! You can join some of our team in the connect area to have a coffee and ask any questions.

kids are safe here

We value the importance of security and safety and are committed to the safeguarding of all children in our care, with all leaders and helpers fully DBS checked. We encourage all parents, guardians and carers to take a copy of our Safeguarding Policy for their own information. Our Safeguarding Officer can be contacted at safeguarding@winvin.org.uk.

what's on


06 May: Discipleship Year

We’re delighted to announce that our Discipleship Year is back for 2017/18.

We are now accepting applications for September.

09 Jul: Baptism Service
This is a special service for anyone wanting to be baptised.

We will celebrate with a church picnic after the service.

All welcome.
09 Jul: Church Picnic

Please come along to our Church Picnic. Everyone welcome. Come and make some new friends!

16 Jul: Welcome Meal

If you have not been at Winchester Vineyard Church long, you are invited to come to a Welcome lunch at the Vineyard with Nigel & Jo and some of the team on Sunday 16 July.

You will hear their story and vision for the city and church. We would love to see you.

25 Aug: Soul Survivor

Soul Survivor is the largest Christian youth camping festival in Europe! With great teaching, worship and ministry, combined with loads of other fun activities. For ages 13+.

22 Sep: Love After Marriage Course

This is an exciting marriage course designed by Bethel Church California and pioneered by Barry and Lori Byrne. It has been used to transform many marriages. It is being re-run at Winchester Vineyard church where over 60 couples have completed the course.


life groups

Our Life Groups are at the heart of our church. They meet in people's homes in Winchester and the surrounding areas. They are a great place to get to know others, share both the big and the small things of life, and learn to do the things Jesus did.

Groups run on a termly basis, with some groups lasting just a term and other groups lasting longer. You are welcome to continue going to the same group for several terms.

how to join a life group

Signups for Spring term 2017 start on the 1st January. Groups will start at the beginning of February and run to the end of April.

Please sign up even if you're planning on going to your existing group!

View the list of life groups »

talk downloads

We record every talk we give on Sunday, and a number of the talks that are delivered during the week and at special events.

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compassion

We live out our faith in Jesus by practically serving the needs of people in our city through our Storehouse, Street Teams and partner initiatives.

clothing and equipment

The Storehouse provide free good quality children’s clothes and equipment to those in need. We run a voucher system and accept referrals from statutory organisations across the area. Please get in touch if you need our services or want to donate 'as new' goods.

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food and household

The Storehouse reach out to serve those in need by providing simple bags of groceries, household items or essential toiletries. To get involved: "grab a bag, fill a bag, give a bag!" All you need to do is pick up a bag on a Sunday and bring it back full.

Download a shopping list »

seasonal initiatives

The Storehouse run various seasonal initiatives such as our school uniform appeal. At Christmas we collect Shoe Boxes for Operation Christmas Child, run a Toy Fair, give away Christmas hampers, and provide parcels for homeless in Winchester.

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We also deliver fresh food fortnightly to people who need it, in partnership with Fare Share, and we run basic cookery courses to help people develop new skills and confidence.

further afield

In the winter The Storehouse send boxes of clothes and toiletries to refugees and displaced people from Syria to help them survive through severe weather and conflict. We also send toys to Ebola orphans and disabled children in Sierra Leone, and clothes to children from our Karis Kids partners in Uganda.

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acts 435

Through our Storehouse and agency contacts we identify people with limited income who have specific needs. We post needs on the Acts435 website and donors give money which is then sent to our church so that we can meet the need. If you have a need, please get in touch.

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street teams

On Saturday nights, a team goes out into Winchester city centre with soup, rolls, tea, coffee, blankets, socks, hats and a listening ear. We help those on the streets by providing for basic needs and giving them someone to talk to. We also support the Winchester Street Pastors scheme.

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healing

When we follow Jesus, our lives begin to change. As we grow in our faith, we may find we need to deal with the effects of the past - either things we've done which we wished we hadn’t, or things we've experienced through circumstances or relationships. God loves us and wants us to be free from the things that hold us back.

Life groups and Sunday morning services are a great place to be prayed for. If we want to go deeper there are a variety of different options which are collectively called Streams of Hope.

first stop

Not sure where to start? Contact us for a First Stop appointment to discuss how we can best move forward.

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bethel sozo

Bethel Sozo is a powerful yet gentle prayer session that aims to deal with the things that are stopping us from connecting deeply with God.

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freedom in christ

Freedom in Christ is a discipleship course that shows us who we are in Christ and how to live this out in day to day life.

Register your interest »

love after marriage

This course takes an in-depth look at relationships. It can revive and refresh your marriage, or help repair marriages that are struggling.

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events

24 Jun: Healing on The Streets

Each Saturday afternoon we offer prayer for healing on the streets of Winchester.

We meet on Kings Walk (near the Brooks shopping centre) from 2.30-4pm whatever the weather.

01 Jul: Healing on The Streets

Each Saturday afternoon we offer prayer for healing on the streets of Winchester.

We meet on Kings Walk (near the Brooks shopping centre) from 2.30-4pm whatever the weather.

22 Sep: Love After Marriage Course

This is an exciting marriage course designed by Bethel Church California and pioneered by Barry and Lori Byrne. It has been used to transform many marriages. It is being re-run at Winchester Vineyard church where over 60 couples have completed the course.

meet the team


nigel and jo hemming

Nigel and Jo have led the church since 2012. Before moving to Winchester they lived in Birmingham, where they were part of the leadership team of the Vineyard Church there. Prior to that, Nigel was a musician and a teacher and Jo was an environmental protection officer. They have three wonderful children, Becky, Zac and JJ and are passionate about helping people of all ages connect with Jesus.


stephen martin

Stephen oversees and organises the children and youth work at the church. He also serves on the Strategic Leadership Group.

chris parsons

Chris and his wife Ellie have overall responsibility for Life Groups and Students and 20s. Chris also serves on the Strategic Leadership Group.

paul phillips

Paul oversees the role of prayer in our church life and serves on the Strategic Leadership Group. He also works to train and develop leaders and small groups within the church.


jenny mackereth

Jenny is responsible for The Storehouse and oversees our other compassion ministries.

becca jones

Becca is the Office Manager, responsible for administration, church operations and communications, along with her team which includes Lynette Holding, Allison Hartley and volunteers.

mike morell

Mike is the Premises and Building Manager, responsible for the Vineyard Centre and the current building project, together with part-time and volunteer staff.

clare and mervyn suffield

Clare and Mervyn coordinate the Streams of Hope counselling and healing ministries.