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.

  • 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
  • Baptisms and confirmations at the Saturday Gathering.

    Tuesday, 14 January, 2014
  • Linda Maslen is one of the lay leaders of a growing community of new disciples of Jesus in Halifax.

    Monday, 13 January, 2014
  • Paul Unsworth updates the story of Kahaila in Brick Lane.

    Monday, 6 January, 2014
  • County Down, in Northern Ireland, is the setting for a missional community reaching out to people who feel they 'don't fit' into a traditional church context.

    Monday, 23 December, 2013
  • Avril Chisnall and Christine Kay explain how a fresh expression of church has become part and parcel of the ministry at the TANGO community project at St Mark's, Haydock.

    Wednesday, 18 December, 2013
  • Gareth and Lizzy Robinson update the story of Glo Church at Offerton, near Stockport.

    Monday, 16 December, 2013
  • The Christmas story is being retold for smartphone users in a new project by the Vitalise fresh expression of church in Wolverhampton.

    Monday, 16 December, 2013