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

Emmanuel Café Church, launched in 2005, meets on Sunday evenings at Emmanuel Centre, Leeds University. Matt Ward updates the story.

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14/01/2013

Stuart Radcliffe tells how Heaton Moor United Church, Stockport, is linking with the local pub to develop community links.

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02/01/2013

Rachel Matthews updates us on her experiences of trying to build community through baking sessions.

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17/12/2012

Ben Norton, Fresh Expressions Associate Missioner and founder of xy church, tells how the 'lads' church' has developed since he left.

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17/12/2012

Charis Robertson, Acting Director of Hot Chocolate Trust in Dundee, tells how the city centre youth work organisation is seeing the signs of a developing church community.

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17/12/2012

Keith Blinston, Assistant Minister, updates the story of the Focus Service, a church for adults with learning disabilities.

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03/12/2012

The Moot Community, based at the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary in the City of London, has officially opened its Host Café.

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03/12/2012

Phil Warburton and Alex Alexander explain how three Urban Expression church plants came together to form E1 Community Church.

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19/11/2012

VentureFX pioneer Lou Davis tells about the formation and development of a community in Scotland's capital city.

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12/11/2012

Dave Saunders tells how his faith journey led him from England's south coast to become a VentureFX pioneer in Scotland.

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05/11/2012

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Latest updates to stories See all

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12/07/2010
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05/07/2010
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01/07/2010
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14/06/2010
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