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

Tina Powsey tells of two new initiatives which may be at the start of a fresh expressions journey.

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23/02/2015

An ex-mining village in Dunfermline lies at the heart of a developing fresh expression of church. Aileen Christie reports.

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16/02/2015

Members of the regeneration leadership team share the story of their journey to an independent charity and sustainable church.

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09/02/2015

Major Kathryn Blowers of The Salvation Army tells how Roma Churches are developing in Kent.

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02/02/2015

In a first for St John's College, Nottingham, a group of students are now getting to grips with life in a 'mission laboratory' in the city's Lady Bay area.

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19/01/2015

Student Johnny Davison isn't a Christian, but still shares his life in Carlisle with members of The Way community.

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08/01/2015

Wichelstowe is a new housing area on the outskirts of Swindon, Wiltshire. Baptist pioneer minister Ali Boulton describes how The Stowe Church has developed there.

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06/01/2015

Andy Poultney updates the story of Deeper Network Church, a church on the street amongst pubbers and clubbers in Romford.

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08/12/2014

Andrew Dunlop is the pioneer community vicar at Berrywood Church, Northampton. He tells how the fresh expression of church has developed in the past four years.

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25/11/2014

Frances Shoesmith shares how church in a farmers' market is changing people's lives in Walthamstow.

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17/11/2014

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Latest updates to stories See all

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03/03/2014
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17/02/2014
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04/02/2014
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06/01/2014
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