How we started
In 2001, Trent Vineyard started The Arches after Helen Murphy felt God calling her to work in a practical capacity with and for those in need. Trent Vineyard is a large contemporary church
in Nottingham with a vision to serve and help those in need, the disadvantaged and the
socially excluded in Nottingham.
A row of derelict arches under Abbey Bridge was converted and renovated into a place to
store and distribute furniture, household goods, clothing, baby equipment and emergency
food. After 11 years of growth, we moved into a building on Lenton Lane, next to Trent
With over 200 volunteers from Trent Vineyard, The Arches is able to reach out to
thousands of vulnerable people, taking referrals from over 100 organisations in Nottingham.