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

Melanie Prince, a team vicar in the Vale of Glamorgan, tells how a mission shaped ministry course inspired the launch of a monthly Messy Church called SPLAT.

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16/07/2012

Father Christopher Epps reflects on five years of the Holy Commotion fresh expression of church in Cornwall and the evolution of Together in Worship.

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10/07/2012

When the fresh expressions movement arose, Father Simon Rundell always thought that Blessed wouldn't be a part of it.

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10/07/2012

Focus, a church for adults with learning disabilities, is the first BMO in the Diocese of Sheffield and the first ecumenical BMO in the Church of England.

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04/07/2012

Graham Cray comments on Quiet Days in an article published in the CEN on 1st July 2012.

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03/07/2012

Dan Evans tells how a fresh expression of church for 18 to 30-year-olds is providing 'shelter and a place of diversity' in Mumbles, Swansea.

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02/07/2012

Pioneer minister Ian Biscoe looks back on developments at Heyford Chapel since its launch in 2002.

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29/06/2012

Steve Tilley opens up his own home for Quiet Days. He has now held 50 of them and is building a regular community for the monthly gathering.

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25/06/2012

Steve Kelly tells us about River Community Church in Telford.

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23/06/2012

Steve Kelly discusses the story of River Community Church, Telford, and how they have tackled discipleship.

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18/06/2012

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