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

Wichelstowe is a new housing area on the outskirts of Swindon, Wiltshire. Baptist pioneer minister Ali Boulton describes how The Stowe Church has developed there.

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06/01/2015

Andy Poultney updates the story of Deeper Network Church, a church on the street amongst pubbers and clubbers in Romford.

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08/12/2014

Andrew Dunlop is the pioneer community vicar at Berrywood Church, Northampton. He tells how the fresh expression of church has developed in the past four years.

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25/11/2014

Frances Shoesmith shares how church in a farmers' market is changing people's lives in Walthamstow.

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17/11/2014

John Beales explains how East Worthing Café Church became East - West Café Church after setting up another Sussex 'home'.

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10/11/2014

Pioneer Minister Nik Stevenson, and his wife Shelly, are based in Oakley Vale, near Corby. Nik tells how 'St Benny's' has developed.

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03/11/2014

Sam Foster outlines a strategy for fresh expressions of church in a Church of England deanery.

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28/10/2014

Richard Seel and Alison Ball update the story of Xpressions Café, a fresh expression of church bringing together a rural community in Norfolk.

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14/10/2014

Deacon Tracey Hume works alongside Rev Liz Kent in The Ark church, soft play centre and café in the village of Crawcrook. She updates the story so far.

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06/10/2014

Phil Smith describes the growth of the Men's Shed movement in Australia.

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29/09/2014

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