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

Elaine Watkinson was involved in the ministry of the Side Door in Grimsby for 12 years and continues to volunteer there.

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07/05/2013

Elaine Watkinson explains how, with the aid of a caravan, she is pioneering the Quest-ion? youth project.

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07/05/2013

Hayley Matthews, chaplain for MediaCityUK at Salford Quays, has been appointed Rector of Holy Innocents, Fallowfield. She updates the story of The Anchor.

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29/04/2013

Plans for a cafechurch came about through Churches Together in Heathfield and District, East Sussex.

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22/04/2013

Tim Nash, a VentureFX pioneer minister, has been developing a community called Garden-City with his wife Hannah, for the past 18 months.

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22/04/2013

Katharine Crowsley tells how a 'mixing bowl of prayer' has helped to develop Cook@Chapel.

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15/04/2013

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

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08/04/2013

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

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01/04/2013

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.

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25/03/2013

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

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18/03/2013

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Latest updates to stories See all

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01/01/2011
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01/12/2010
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