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

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29/10/2012

Di Woolridge believes the community at her weekly 'play and praise' worship service for the under 5s is developing into a fresh expression.

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29/10/2012

Graham Cray comments on the story of Abide in a column originally published in the CEN on 26th October 2012.

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26/10/2012

Ben Edson, who pioneered Sanctus1 and Nexus in Manchester, tells what has happened since his appointment to parish ministry.

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22/10/2012

Sean Stillman updates the story of Zac's Place, Church for Ragamuffins in Swansea - discussing brokenness, boundaries and baptisms.

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15/10/2012

David Cundill updates the story of Presence, a Bishop's Mission Order on the west side of Leicester's city centre.

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15/10/2012

Will Cookson and Sue Bosley of Springfield Church, Wallington, talk about multiplication not duplication in fresh expressions.

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08/10/2012

Mary Casey gives the latest news from FREEdom café in Seaton, Devon.

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02/10/2012

city:base - along with St Thomas' Philadelphia and King's Centre - form Network Church Sheffield. Matt Broughton tells how city:base became a Bishop's Mission Order.

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24/09/2012

A waterfront café in Ipswich has become home to a community of people keen to develop faith and friendship. One of LINK's organisers, Roger Eyre, explains more.

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17/09/2012

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Latest updates to stories See all

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27/04/2010
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21/04/2010
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02/04/2010
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01/04/2010
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01/03/2010
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01/02/2010
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