Trent Vineyard connect team


Starting your journey and exploring faith at Trent Vineyard

We’re delighted you’re thinking about visiting Trent Vineyard. Whether you’re new to Nottingham and looking for a church or exploring what it means to follow Jesus and who He is, we’d love to meet you.

The Trent Vineyard story

John and Debby Wright started Trent Vineyard in 1996. Small at first, a group of people excited about the vision met in a hotel function room. It has since grown into a large, vibrant and contemporary church in Nottingham.

As well as teaching others about Jesus and providing a space to worship God, Trent Vineyard is committed to serving the city, helping the poor, the disadvantaged and the socially excluded. Although there are quite a few who have helped us reach out and touch the lives of so many people over the years, Tom and Helen Murphy have been there with John and Debby right from the start and every step of the way.

To find out more about our vision and values you can watch or listen to the 2015 vision talk below .

Our 2016 Vision talk

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Explore who Jesus is at Alpha

To discover a bit more about who Jesus is, come along to our Alpha course. It’s an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Typically, the Alpha course has around 8 sessions and includes great food, a short talk and time to chat it through with others.

Our next Alpha course starts in October to find out more and sign up for free, visit

Watch our short video below or visit the Alpha website.

What others thought of our Alpha course...

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Join us for a meal

If you’re thinking about making Trent Vineyard your church, we’d like to invite you over for a newcomer’s meal, either for lunch or dinner. It’s a great opportunity to meet our church leaders, John and Debby, hear their story first-hand and meet some of our other leaders too.

Take a look at our events calendar for when the next one’s on. You can sign up and find out more on a Sunday at the connect area or get in touch.


We have a large and thriving community of students at Trent Vineyard. If you’re new to Nottingham or looking for somewhere to call home, we’d love to meet you.

Find out more about Trent Vineyard Students

Joining Trent Vineyard

If you decide that Trent Vineyard is the church for you, the best way to settle in is to get involved. We want to be a church where anyone can come, feel welcomed and accepted, and find their way at their own pace. If you’d like to become a member, there are four things we ask you to do:

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    Come along on a Sunday

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    Join a small group

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    Find somewhere to serve

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    Give a portion of your income regularly

Stories of how Jesus changes lives

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    Gareth's life was good. He had a great job, brilliant family life and great friends. He never felt like anything was missing until he met Jesus.

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    Gill filled her life with alcohol, drugs and clubbing until she hit rock bottom. She called out to God and things in her life started to change more than she thought possible.

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    Matt struggled with guilt, shame and self-loathing. He was struggling to cope and hatched his own 3-step plan to happiness, but it didn’t work. Then, he met Jesus.