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.

  • Church Army evangelist Andy Milne gives the latest news on Sorted in Bradford.

    Monday, 5 August, 2013
  • Caroline Holt, project leader at The Wesley Playhouse, updates the Playhouse story.

    Monday, 29 July, 2013
  • Charis Robertson updates the story of Hot Chocolate in Dundee.

    Monday, 22 July, 2013
  • John Beales tells how the Café Church has developed since its launch in 2009.

    Monday, 22 July, 2013
  • Ryan Sim is looking to start a new church in Ajax, a fast-growing suburb east of Toronto, Ontario. How are things developing?

    Monday, 15 July, 2013
  • 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