The New Wine Training Centre in Bristol operates from Woodlands Church, a large and vibrant city-centre church seeking to ‘continually reproduce the life of Jesus’. We work in partnership with our Woodlands group of churches, as well as other local churches across the area; each one offering great internship placements for the Discipleship Year.

Teaching (8hrs/wk)

Our teaching is delivered on a Tuesday at the ‘Mullers Course’ (, where there will be the opportunity to receive an accreditation certificate in Practical Theology at Level 3. There will be extra sessions alongside this, as a chance to dig deeper into your own personal discipleship. 

Internships (30hrs/wk)

Internships are offered at a number of local churches in Bristol. These will be in a variety of areas of church ministry that may include: youth work, student ministry, kids work, family outreach, social action, worship and media. Some internships are full time, and include help with accommodation and financial support. Here is the current list of the local churches that are offering potential internships for Discipleship Year Students. Click on the links to go to their websites:


£980 course fees, payable at the beginning of the course. These fees are likely to be covered by the placement church.


Being placed with Woodlands gives the opportunity to live in community housing, and many of the other churches offer accommodation alongside the internships. Otherwise interns would need to find their own accommodation local to their placement church.


New Wine Discipleship Year
Woodlands Church
Woodland Road


Helen Wicks