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! 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.

  • In just a few years, Riverforce has become an official staff support network in Merseyside Police.

    Monday, 19 July, 2010
  • Holy Space continues at Wickford CofE Infant School though Revd Paul Trathen, who was assistant curate at St Catherine’s Church, Wickford, Essex, has now moved on.

    Monday, 12 July, 2010
  • It has been a time of great change for Mind the Gap. Stephen Murray took tells us more.

    Monday, 12 July, 2010
  • Colin Brown discusses moving to Cornwall to start a fresh expression of church amongst the artistic community.

    Friday, 28 February, 2014
  • Just over a year ago Colin Brown moved to Cornwall to start a fresh expression of church amongst the artistic community. He tells us more.

    Wednesday, 30 June, 2010
  • Klynn Alibocus tells us about setting up a fresh expression of church in an affluent 'commuter' village near Salisbury.

    Friday, 28 February, 2014
  • Revd Janet Tanner updates the story of Fellowship@Grannies.

    Monday, 28 June, 2010
  • Revd Cathy Stone describes how helping those on the edge of society has led to blessing for herself and the inherited church.

    Monday, 21 June, 2010
  • Adrenalin reached the end of its 'life' in November 2007, and the group's founder Revd Phil White has now moved on to be associate vicar of Holy Trinity Leicester. Phil's successor as vicar of Hope Hamilton Church, Revd Liz Rawlings, explains more.

    Monday, 14 June, 2010
  • One Leicester fresh expression combines faith and adventure.

    Monday, 14 June, 2010

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