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.

  • 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
  • David Cundill looks back at a whirlwind year for Presence, a fresh expression of church, and now a Bishop's Mission Order, in Leicester.

    Monday, 24 March, 2014
  • Richard Moy, ordained pioneer ministry in the Lichfield Diocese, tells us about Wolverhampton Pioneer Ministries.

    Monday, 24 March, 2014
  • Richard Moy, ordained pioneer minister explains how church is forming amongst those who have never been involved before, through Wolverhampton Pioneer Ministries.

    Monday, 1 March, 2010
  • Beer and a singalong helped to launch Leicester-based Presence as a Bishop's Mission Order, Revd David Cundill brings us up to date.

    Monday, 1 March, 2010