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

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

Katharine Crowsley updates the story of Cook@Chapel in Hanslope, near Milton Keynes.

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17/02/2014

As a fresh expression of church in The Congregational Federation, The Studio is still finding its feet. Its Missioner, David Richards, explains how it came about.

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10/02/2014

Adrian and Ruth McCartney update the story of Boring Wells in Belfast.

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04/02/2014

Ruth Burrows tells how Messy Church continues to transform the ministry of St Pancras, Chichester.

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27/01/2014

Baptisms and confirmations at the Saturday Gathering.

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14/01/2014

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Latest updates to stories See all

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