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.

  • Mick McTighe updates the story of Grafted, a Church Army project in the Scottish Borders linked with Refresh Community church.

    Monday, 8 April, 2013
  • Karyl Davison shares her vision for the Eaton/Millbridge Project, part of the Uniting Church of Australia's Wellington Regional Mission (WRM).

    Thursday, 28 March, 2013
  • Steve Tilley has run Quiet Days in his north Somerset home for nearly six years. High demand has led to a second group starting in a neighbouring village.

    Monday, 25 March, 2013
  • Adrian McCartney updates the story of Boring Wells, a network of different communities of faith or 'wells', in Belfast.

    Monday, 18 March, 2013
  • Jackie Bellfield leads New Song Network, which is becoming a fresh expression of church.

    Monday, 11 March, 2013
  • Moot has started the formal process in seeking to set up an Acknowledged New Monastic Religious Community in the UK.

    Friday, 8 March, 2013
  • Katie Miller tells how a team serving the Marlpit estate, near Norwich, built relationship with the community from a position of powerlessness.

    Monday, 4 March, 2013
  • Tim Judson tells how Vitalise (formerly Wolverhampton Pioneer Ministries) has successfully developed young and indigenous leaders.

    Monday, 25 February, 2013
  • Mark Broomhead updates the story of The Order of the Black Sheep.

    Monday, 18 February, 2013
  • Heather Cracknell, a pioneer curate near Norwich, is looking to establish a social enterprise café and community project on a new housing development.

    Monday, 18 February, 2013