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

Beth Honey, and her husband Ben, develop pioneer ministry with the help of their lurcher dog, Billy, on a Derby estate.

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29/07/2014

Matthew Firth and Andy Dykes tell how a dual ministry in Cumbria is affecting the lives of growing numbers of young adults.

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14/07/2014

Peter Grant updates the story of Connect, a fresh expression of church which grew from an Alpha course led by ex-offenders in the North East.

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07/07/2014

Matthew Edwards and Julie Ferguson lead Neither Young Nor Old (NYNO) in a sheltered housing complex in Aberdeen.

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01/07/2014

St Ives Methodist Church, Cambridgeshire, has celebrated its first Café Church wedding.

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01/07/2014

Lieutenant Catherine Dodd is leader of The Salvation Army in Cortonwood, South Yorkshire. She tells how their mission to 'go, gather and grow' has developed in the past six months.

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16/06/2014

Susan Sadler updates the story of Life Church.

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09/06/2014

Andy Poultney is minister-in-charge of Deeper Network Church, based in what was a restaurant on Romford High Street.

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03/06/2014

Pioneer curate James Gwyn-Thomas is based at St Andrew's, Leyland, and also leads Buckshaw Village Church.

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19/05/2014

Ben Clowes updates the story of The Welcome in Knutsford, the 'newest' church in Methodism.

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12/05/2014

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Latest updates to stories See all

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