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.

Below, you'll find our latest stories and updates, or you can view an alphabetical list of all of our stories.

If you are involved in a fresh expression of church we haven't featured, let us know! Send us your story and we'll be in touch for more information.

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

Latest stories, updates and learning points See all

There is a bridge in Choluteca Honduras.

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25/05/2016

Forming a Mission focused Mixed Economy Parish Church in North Peckham, March 2016

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22/04/2016

Team Vicar Sally Smith tells how St Mark's, Shelton has developed the Sanctus on Saturday fresh expression of church.

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07/12/2015

Tina Powsey reflects on how The Living Room and Franky's Pizza are developing in Southport.

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24/11/2015

Andy Milne tells the story of Sorted 1, 2 and 3, church for young people and young adults in Bradford and beyond.

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09/11/2015

Judith Mbaabu tells how Hay Mills CC, supported by the Congregational Federation, is encouraging a fresh expression for adults with learning disabilities.

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04/11/2015

Ben Norton, Pioneer minister for Kingswood, Hull, describes an intentional community for young adults in the Diocese of Southern Ohio.

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12/10/2015

Alistair Birkett updates the story of Gateways, a rural fresh expression of church in the Scottish Borders.

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28/09/2015

Debs Walton, leader of Wolverhampton Pioneer Ministries (WPM) which meets as a group on Sunday evening under the name Vitalise, describes a year of celebration and challenge.

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15/09/2015

Chaplain Chris Bennett gives the latest news on The Dock, Belfast.

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09/09/2015

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15/07/2015
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26/05/2015

Latest updates to stories See all

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09/02/2015
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08/01/2015
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08/12/2014
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17/11/2014
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10/11/2014
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14/10/2014
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06/10/2014
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22/09/2014
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15/09/2014

Latest learning points from stories See all

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27/01/2012
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02/12/2011
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28/10/2011
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30/09/2011
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29/07/2011
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25/03/2011
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25/02/2011
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28/01/2011