New Wine Discipleship Year

St Michael’s is pleased to be a hub for the New Wine Discipleship year

Who is it for?

The Discipleship Year is for ANYONE aged 18-24 looking to:

  • Grow confidence in who God has made you to be
  • Discover the purpose he has for your life
  • Get involved by serving in a local church
  • Discover, exercise and nurture your spiritual gifts and passions
  • Be challenged to step out, risk and see God work through you
  • Experience the adventure of overseas mission

Who we are

The New Wine Discipleship Year in the South West is based at St Michael’s Church, Stoke Gifford, Bristol. We are a large, lively charismatic Anglican church in the New Wine network. We are a diverse group of people, but together we share a common vision: to be a Christian ‘heart’ at the centre of our communities. We aim to equip each other to ‘live to make a difference’. We do this with a threefold strategy of ‘Learning and Growing Together’, ‘Sharing Jesus Together’ and ‘Serving Together’.

We are situated right next to Parkway train station. The church has a large church centre, which is used for community and conference events

Discipleship Year Structure

Each week is broken down in to 8 hours of teaching, and 12-16 hours of serving in your chosen ministry area: Children’s, Youth, Schools, Worship, Outreach, Pastoral etc.  Our teaching day at the South West hub will be on a Thursday.

The South West hub will be based at St Mike’s, with most placements with local churches. The rest of the time you will be able to find paid employment alongside the Discipleship Year.

Throughout the year we will spend time together worshipping, praying, listening, laughing and learning. As we go through the year there will be retreat days, residential weekends and plenty of opportunity to get stuck in and serve the wider Church.

Our Hub Leader is Rachel Rogers, and she can be contacted via the contact form, chosing “New Wine Discipleship Year” on the drop down menu.

If you are ready to apply head straight to the NWDY application form here


Each placement student pays £1000 for the year, and the placement church contributes an additional £500


Students find their own accommodation locally, although there may be possibilities of accommodation in family or shared homes. Students are encouraged to take part time employment to cover their living expenses.

Get in touch via the contact form, chosing “New Wine Discipleship Year”on the drop down menu.