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.

  • 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
  • Ordained Pioneer Minister Greg Bartlem gives an update on the ministry of Urban Hope, based in Coventry city centre.

    Monday, 24 March, 2014
  • Ordained Pioneer Minister Sue Butler updates the story of Thirst Too in Cambridge.

    Monday, 17 March, 2014
  • Jules Middleton, Pastoral Assistant at The Point Church, Burgess Hill, tells how it is re-evaluating its role as a fresh expression.

    Monday, 10 March, 2014
  • Chris Bennett updates the story of The Dock and how it has been on a fresh expressions journey.

    Monday, 3 March, 2014
  • A former warehouse in Wimborne is set to open as a community centre, café and skatepark in March 2014. Project director Andy Putt tells of the story so far.

    Monday, 24 February, 2014
  • Katharine Crowsley updates the story of Cook@Chapel in Hanslope, near Milton Keynes.

    Monday, 17 February, 2014
  • As a fresh expression of church in The Congregational Federation, The Studio is still finding its feet. Its Missioner, David Richards, explains how it came about.

    Monday, 10 February, 2014
  • Adrian and Ruth McCartney update the story of Boring Wells in Belfast.

    Tuesday, 4 February, 2014
  • Ruth Burrows tells how Messy Church continues to transform the ministry of St Pancras, Chichester.

    Monday, 27 January, 2014