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.

Our kids and youth team have up to date DBS checks.

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.

what's on


25 Feb: Prayer Breakfast for Karis Kids
Prayer Breakfast for the work of our mission partner.

Karis Kids are a charity who work to care for orphaned children in Uganda.

All welcome.
26 Feb: Evening Service
You're really welcome to join us on a Sunday evening.

Our service starts at 6pm and finishes at 7:30pm.

Free tea, toast and crumpets are served from 5:30pm.
27 Feb: Vineyard Football
Join us for a game of football!

Monday evenings at 8pm.

All ablilities welcome.
03 Mar: Fit Steps
Come and join us as we have fun and get fit using 'Fitsteps'.

This is a unique dance fitness programme based on Latin and Ballroom steps.

It was created by stars of Strictly Come Dancing!
04 Mar: Blaze Trampolining

On Saturday 4th March we have booked a limited number of places for a freejumping session at the Oxygen Centre, Antelope Retails Park, Burlesdon Rd, Southampton. This is for children in Blaze and their friends. Oxygen is a big warehouse FULL of trampolines to bounce around on, and is incredibly fun!

05 Mar: Evening Service
You're really welcome to join us on a Sunday evening.

Our service starts at 6pm and finishes at 7:30pm.

Free tea, toast and crumpets are served from 5:30pm.

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 »

big fish toddler group

Currently full on Tuesdays: please get in touch to join the waiting list.

Our toddler group meets on Monday and Tuesday mornings during term time from 10am - 11:30am. There is plenty of room to play including an outside area, a large selection of toys and great cake! There's a waiting list for both groups; please get in touch to be added to the list.

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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.

Thank you so much for your generosity at Christmas giving toys and food to help those who needed them. Here are some comments from the agencies we work with:

"My client was feeling low and not looking forward to Christmas - it is such a sad and lonely time for them. The hamper lifted his spirits and he was so grateful for being thought of. It is such a pleasure to be able to nominate someone!"

"My client spent ages going through the box – loved the red tissue as an indication of being special. She looked through the items one by one, calling for her partner to see each and identifying a day on which to have what – to spread out the pleasure. Great joy from both!"

the storehouse - clothing and equipment

We provide free good quality childrens 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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street team

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.

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the storehouse - food and household

The Storehouse reaches out to serve those in need by providing them with a simple bag 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.

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. This is a Winchester Churches Together initiative.

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street pastors

We support the Winchester Street Pastors scheme, joining with other local churches to send trained teams onto the streets at night from 9:30pm to 3:30am. We support vulnerable individuals and provide practical help.

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karis kids

Karis Kids is an initiative that integrates Ugandan children orphaned by AIDS into adoptive families. As a church we support the full time project leader, and we link families from church here with families in Uganda.

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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.

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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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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 Premesis 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.