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

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

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12/05/2014

Heather Cracknell is developing community, and a fresh expression of church, at Round House Park near Norwich.

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06/05/2014

Susan Sadler, lead evangelist with Christians Against Poverty and leader of Life Church, Newton Aycliffe, tells how the community grew from 10 to 100 in just over a year.

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22/04/2014

Jackie Bellfield updates the story of New Song Network in Warrington, a ministry of many parts.

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14/04/2014

Phil Smith is a lay pastor in a Queensland school and he is also helping to grow a faith community around a barbecue.

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07/04/2014

Ordained Pioneer Minister Greg Bartlem gives an update on the ministry of Urban Hope, based in Coventry city centre.

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24/03/2014

Ordained Pioneer Minister Sue Butler updates the story of Thirst Too in Cambridge.

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17/03/2014

Jules Middleton, Pastoral Assistant at The Point Church, Burgess Hill, tells how it is re-evaluating its role as a fresh expression.

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10/03/2014

Chris Bennett updates the story of The Dock and how it has been on a fresh expressions journey.

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03/03/2014

A former warehouse in Wimborne is set to open as a community centre, café and skatepark in March 2014. Project director Andy Putt tells of the story so far.

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24/02/2014

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Latest updates to stories See all

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07/05/2013
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29/04/2013
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