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

Simon Oliver explains how new things are happening in Cottenham through community, creativity, Christianity and cappuccinos.

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05/07/2013

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.

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01/07/2013

Al Lowe gives the latest news on what's happening with Sanctus1 and Nexus in the heart of city centre Manchester.

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24/06/2013

Nick Warren, of St Helen's Church, Hastings, tells of a new initiative that he hopes will develop into a fresh expression of church.

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17/06/2013

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.

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10/06/2013

Mark Broomhead updates the story of the Order of the Black Sheep in Chesterfield.

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04/06/2013

Mark Broomhead, leader of The Order of the Black Sheep in Chesterfield, tells of a new initiative called Geochurche.

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04/06/2013

Llan is an embryonic, new monastic community, meeting at The Gate in Cardiff. James Karran tells how its identity has been developing.

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30/05/2013

The Ark @ Crawcrook is a church, café and soft play centre near Gateshead. Tracey Hume and Paul Saunders explain the concept.

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20/05/2013

d-church, a multimedia fresh expression of church, started in December 2011 and has grown beyond all expectations. Elaine Lindridge explains more.

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14/05/2013

Latest new stories See all

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17/10/2011
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26/09/2011
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19/09/2011
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12/09/2011
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Latest updates to stories See all

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07/03/2011
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07/03/2011
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28/02/2011
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14/02/2011
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07/02/2011
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01/02/2011
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10/01/2011
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04/01/2011
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03/01/2011