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.

  • Sean Stillman of Zac's Place, a fresh expression of church for ragamuffins in Swansea, talks about the God of disguises.

    Tuesday, 27 April, 2010
  • Al Lowe discusses a time of transition at Sanctus1 in Manchester.

    Thursday, 11 April, 2013
  • Shona Stirling explains the work of The ARK, a place where children and their families can learn about Jesus and explore their faith.

    Friday, 16 April, 2010
  • David Bird describes how Street Church works with vulnerable and homeless people in Northampton.

    Friday, 16 April, 2010
  • Sally Ratcliffe and Sue Jackson tell us about Loving Hands, a fresh expression of church for knitters in Warrington.

    Monday, 24 March, 2014
  • We revisit Tubestation, the church for surfers in Polzeath, Cornwall, and hear from Henry Cavender and Kris Lannen.

    Friday, 28 February, 2014
  • Known and loved by many as a tourist hotspot on the Dorset coast, Poole is also home to missional community Reconnect.

    Thursday, 1 April, 2010
  • Support worker Sue Jackson explains how the simple idea of knitting groups has led to a loving community wanting to help those around them and find out more about faith.

    Thursday, 1 April, 2010
  • Ben Edson shares the story of always-incomplete community building with Sanctus1 in Manchester.

    Wednesday, 21 April, 2010
  • Will Sudworth tells us about 'church like you've never seen it before'.

    Tuesday, 9 March, 2010