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

Jackie Bellfield leads New Song Network, which is becoming a fresh expression of church.

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11/03/2013

Moot has started the formal process in seeking to set up an Acknowledged New Monastic Religious Community in the UK.

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08/03/2013

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

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04/03/2013

Tim Judson tells how Vitalise (formerly Wolverhampton Pioneer Ministries) has successfully developed young and indigenous leaders.

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25/02/2013

Mark Broomhead updates the story of The Order of the Black Sheep.

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18/02/2013

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

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18/02/2013

Chris Bennett, a Church of Ireland chaplain in Belfast, gives an update on the Dock, including a new café and the development of the Dock Walks.

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12/02/2013

Sam Foster, fresh expressions pioneer missioner in the Scarborough Deanery, tells how a former vicarage is at the heart of a new ministry.

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04/02/2013

Baptist minister James Karran is looking to develop a new monastic community at a Cardiff arts centre. He tells the story so far.

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28/01/2013

Rev Jane Gerdsen, Missioner for fresh expressions in the Diocese of southern Ohio, tells of A Moveable Feast in Cincinnati.

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21/01/2013

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Latest updates to stories See all

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01/10/2010
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13/09/2010
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06/09/2010
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