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.

  • 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
  • Graham Harrison updates the story of the Taste and See café church in Kidsgrove, from expressions: the dvd - 1.

    Monday, 14 June, 2010
  • Revd Pamela Ive, parish deacon at All Saints,Tudeley, is thrilled at the development of Messy Church in her area.

    Wednesday, 9 June, 2010
  • Ruth Poch discusses the ups and downs of re:generation, church for young people in Romford.

    Monday, 24 March, 2014
  • Michael French, nightclub chaplain, explains the many strands to his work in one of the UK's most popular clubbing areas in Bournemouth.

    Friday, 28 February, 2014