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.

Below, you'll find our latest stories and updates, or you can view an alphabetical list of all of our stories.

If you are involved in a fresh expression of church we haven't featured, 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.

Latest stories, updates and learning points See all

Revd Sue Sheriff explains the connection between belly dancing, Bollywood, Loose Women and Come Dine with Me.

Story
08/11/2010

Adrian McCartney talks about Boring Wells, a network of fresh expressions of church in and around Belfast with different flavours but the same vision and core values.

Story
08/11/2010

Mark Broomhead talks heavy metal and black sheep as he tells us about Sanctum, an alternative worship service in Chesterfield and the community he hopes to start.

Story update
01/11/2010

Katharine Crowsley came away from a Fresh Expressions vision day with questions about what God wanted her to do. Cook@Chapel was the result.

Story
01/11/2010

Mary Casey gives the lowdown on the FREEdom Café, Seaton, where there is such a thing as a free lunch.

Story
01/11/2010

Chris Crowder tells how a fresh expression of church for knitting fans in Ellesmere Port has inspired several similar groups.

Story
25/10/2010

Carl Chambers tells us about Christ Church Brighton, a fresh expression of church of a dozen nationalities, meeting in pubs, cafes and a school.

Story update
25/10/2010

Sometimes mission involves being sent to the nations, but it may mean welcoming the nations which have been sent to you.

Learning point
22/10/2010

Debbie Forman explains how she is working on her own estate and with people serving in NATO's Allied Rapid Reaction Corps.

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18/10/2010

Revd Sam Foster, fresh expressions pioneer missioner for the Scarborough Deanery, explains why they have numerous projects under way.

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11/10/2010