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.

  • Hayley Matthews, chaplain for MediaCityUK at Salford Quays, has been appointed Rector of Holy Innocents, Fallowfield. She updates the story of The Anchor.

    Monday, 29 April, 2013
  • Plans for a cafechurch came about through Churches Together in Heathfield and District, East Sussex.

    Monday, 22 April, 2013
  • Tim Nash, a VentureFX pioneer minister, has been developing a community called Garden-City with his wife Hannah, for the past 18 months.

    Monday, 22 April, 2013
  • Katharine Crowsley tells how a 'mixing bowl of prayer' has helped to develop Cook@Chapel.

    Monday, 15 April, 2013
  • Mick McTighe updates the story of Grafted, a Church Army project in the Scottish Borders linked with Refresh Community church.

    Monday, 8 April, 2013
  • Karyl Davison shares her vision for the Eaton/Millbridge Project, part of the Uniting Church of Australia's Wellington Regional Mission (WRM).

    Thursday, 28 March, 2013
  • Steve Tilley has run Quiet Days in his north Somerset home for nearly six years. High demand has led to a second group starting in a neighbouring village.

    Monday, 25 March, 2013
  • Adrian McCartney updates the story of Boring Wells, a network of different communities of faith or 'wells', in Belfast.

    Monday, 18 March, 2013
  • Jackie Bellfield leads New Song Network, which is becoming a fresh expression of church.

    Monday, 11 March, 2013
  • Moot has started the formal process in seeking to set up an Acknowledged New Monastic Religious Community in the UK.

    Friday, 8 March, 2013