Each of us has a unique story, and the place where our stories overlap can be very creative and collaborative.

The story of Severn Vineyard initially started with one couple - Owen and Claire Lynch, who decided to move from Nottingham to start a new church in Bristol. So in 2009 they sold their home, left their jobs as Associate Pastors of another church in Nottingham (Trent Vineyard), and moved with their three children to Bristol.

Their hope was to gather a group of people who were similarly inspired by Jesus to partner with Him to bring the life of God to their families, communities and workplaces.  They quickly gathered other people who shared that same vision and the church was started in October 2009.

Over the first nine years, the church has grown to about three hundred people from all walks of life, who live in the urban areas of Bristol and Bath, and the villages and towns of Somerset, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire.

But this is just a moment, a snapshot, a freeze-frame in the collective story of hundreds of people whose lives have connected in this way. 

The story continues...

Investing time in community groups and Sunday morning teams have helped us to feel part of the Church community and meet some incredible people too. There is so much to love about Severn and we are so happy to be part of a church which is passionately investing in and pursuing God’s kingdom in our home city.
— Abi & Josh