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

Linda Maslen is one of the lay leaders of a growing community of new disciples of Jesus in Halifax.

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13/01/2014

Paul Unsworth updates the story of Kahaila in Brick Lane.

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06/01/2014

County Down, in Northern Ireland, is the setting for a missional community reaching out to people who feel they 'don't fit' into a traditional church context.

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23/12/2013

Avril Chisnall and Christine Kay explain how a fresh expression of church has become part and parcel of the ministry at the TANGO community project at St Mark's, Haydock.

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18/12/2013

Gareth and Lizzy Robinson update the story of Glo Church at Offerton, near Stockport.

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16/12/2013

The Christmas story is being retold for smartphone users in a new project by the Vitalise fresh expression of church in Wolverhampton.

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16/12/2013

Debbie Shields tells of an eventful year for Reside, a community on the Grange Park and Fairmeadows estates in south Loughborough.

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09/12/2013

Kim Hartshorne gives an update on the Upper Room at Cirencester as it is granted a Bishop's Mission Order.

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02/12/2013

Dave Saunders updates the story of Reverb, a fresh expression of church for young people in Inverness.

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02/12/2013

Peter Grant tells how a fresh expression of church has developed from long-standing work among young offenders.

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25/11/2013

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Latest updates to stories See all

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15/10/2012
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08/10/2012
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02/10/2012
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06/08/2012
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