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

Avril Chisnall and Christine Kay explain how a fresh expression of church has become part and parcel of the TANGO community project at St Mark's, Haydock.

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10/09/2012

Levi Santana is a pioneer ordinand at St Mellitus College. He also leads a small missional community in High Wycombe called The Valley Network.

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03/09/2012

Ryan Sim is working on a new approach to church for busy commuters in Ontario, starting with a mobile app and community called Redeem the Commute.

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27/08/2012

A brief encounter with a coffee shop owner changed the way Greg LeMaster thinks about church.

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20/08/2012

Paul Bradbury updates the story of Reconnect in Poole.

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06/08/2012

Helen Shannon is an Ordained Pioneer Minister in the Diocese of London. She oversees church@five and has plans for other estates in the area.

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06/08/2012

Wendy Shaw explains how Burning Bush Barn has become a place of blessing for many since it was established as a place of creativity and contemplation.

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30/07/2012

The Plant Church, Park Langley, is a mission initiative of the Diocese of Rochester and was granted a Bishop's Mission Order in 2009. David Rue tells its story.

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23/07/2012

Chris Crowder explains how Knit and Natter in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, has become much more than a group for people who enjoy knitting.

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23/07/2012

4All ran successfully for five years but as the children involved got older, things changed. Sally Gaze reports back on what has happened since.

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16/07/2012

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Latest updates to stories See all

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01/01/2010
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01/12/2009
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