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

Rachel Matthews discusses the right ingredients in building community - from her kitchen.

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05/03/2012

Beyond, best known for its 'living' Advent Beach Hut Calendar, has created a Lent installation prompting people to think about the season and what it means for them.

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05/03/2012

Matt Caldicott tells the story of the Generation Project, set up in 2011 by Rugby Deanery to connect with 20 to 30-year-olds in the area.

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27/02/2012

Graham Cray, Archbishops' Missioner and leader of the Fresh Expressions team, explores the story of Night Shift.

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24/02/2012

This story illustrates the principles of Loving and serving in the Guide.

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20/02/2012

Night Shift at Hereford Baptist Church runs on Saturday evenings from 12 midnight to about 3am. Mair Granthier explains how things have changed since Night Shift started.

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20/02/2012

Lyn Edwards, project leader of the Shackles Off youth project in Cumbria, explains the development of its fresh expression of church, X-treme.

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20/02/2012

Hayley Matthews, chaplain to MediaCityUK at Salford Quays, talks to Karen Carter about her experiences of being a pioneer minister.

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13/02/2012

Based in Provence, L'Oasis Christian Fellowship, Lorgues, serves the predominantly elderly ex-pat community. Peter Massey explains how it started.

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13/02/2012

St Ives Methodist Church hosts Café Church once a month. Matt Finch explains how the church's new website has also helped to 'open the door' to newcomers.

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06/02/2012

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