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.

  • Simon Oliver explains how new things are happening in Cottenham through community, creativity, Christianity and cappuccinos.

    Friday, 5 July, 2013
  • Soul Space is an initiative to engage with people interested in Mind, Body and Spirit fairs. Tim Yau and Hannah Deaves tell the story so far.

    Monday, 1 July, 2013
  • Al Lowe gives the latest news on what's happening with Sanctus1 and Nexus in the heart of city centre Manchester.

    Monday, 24 June, 2013
  • Nick Warren, of St Helen's Church, Hastings, tells of a new initiative that he hopes will develop into a fresh expression of church.

    Monday, 17 June, 2013
  • Thirst meets in St Philip's School, Romsey Town, Cambridge. Sue Butler tells how members of Thirst helped to form a second community in the area, Thirst Too.

    Monday, 10 June, 2013
  • Mark Broomhead updates the story of the Order of the Black Sheep in Chesterfield.

    Tuesday, 4 June, 2013
  • Mark Broomhead, leader of The Order of the Black Sheep in Chesterfield, tells of a new initiative called Geochurche.

    Tuesday, 4 June, 2013
  • Llan is an embryonic, new monastic community, meeting at The Gate in Cardiff. James Karran tells how its identity has been developing.

    Thursday, 30 May, 2013
  • The Ark @ Crawcrook is a church, café and soft play centre near Gateshead. Tracey Hume and Paul Saunders explain the concept.

    Monday, 20 May, 2013
  • d-church, a multimedia fresh expression of church, started in December 2011 and has grown beyond all expectations. Elaine Lindridge explains more.

    Tuesday, 14 May, 2013