Stories

Real life, real people, real stories.

There are no experts when it comes to starting and sustaining fresh expressions of church - no one has really been doing it long enough to claim to know it all. But we can learn from one another and so as you explore these stories, look for principles and values rather than simply models to take off the shelf and follow.

Of course, if you are involved in a fresh expression of church with the deliberate intention of starting a new congregation for those normally well off the radar of conventional church, let us know! Submit your story using the link to the right. 

Don't forget the power of a good story - Jesus didn't.

  • St Ives Methodist Church, Cambridgeshire, has celebrated its first Café Church wedding.

    Tuesday, 1 July, 2014
  • Lieutenant Catherine Dodd is leader of The Salvation Army in Cortonwood, South Yorkshire. She tells how their mission to 'go, gather and grow' has developed in the past six months.

    Monday, 16 June, 2014
  • Susan Sadler updates the story of Life Church.

    Monday, 9 June, 2014
  • Andy Poultney is minister-in-charge of Deeper Network Church, based in what was a restaurant on Romford High Street.

    Tuesday, 3 June, 2014
  • Pioneer curate James Gwyn-Thomas is based at St Andrew's, Leyland, and also leads Buckshaw Village Church.

    Monday, 19 May, 2014
  • Ben Clowes updates the story of The Welcome in Knutsford, the 'newest' church in Methodism.

    Monday, 12 May, 2014
  • Heather Cracknell is developing community, and a fresh expression of church, at Round House Park near Norwich.

    Tuesday, 6 May, 2014
  • Susan Sadler, lead evangelist with Christians Against Poverty and leader of Life Church, Newton Aycliffe, tells how the community grew from 10 to 100 in just over a year.

    Tuesday, 22 April, 2014
  • Jackie Bellfield updates the story of New Song Network in Warrington, a ministry of many parts.

    Monday, 14 April, 2014
  • Phil Smith is a lay pastor in a Queensland school and he is also helping to grow a faith community around a barbecue.

    Monday, 7 April, 2014