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

A town centre church in Hastings hosts a monthly Night Church to provide a safe space on Saturday evenings. Revd Annette Hawkins explains more.

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30/01/2012

Graham Cray, Archbishops' Missioner and leader of the Fresh Expressions team, reflects on the story of GraceSpace.

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27/01/2012

Reel Church is for film-lovers who want to start to think about a movie's spiritual impact and significance and how it might relate to their own lives.

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23/01/2012

Frances Shoesmith tells Karen Carter about adapting to changing contexts in a pioneering role, following her move to St Luke's in the High Street in 2011.

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16/01/2012

GraceSpace in Bradford is 'a church for people who don't go to church'. Pioneer minister Colin Blake explains how the community has developed.

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16/01/2012

Castle Square United Reformed Church in Trefforest hosts a Café Church every month. Leader Gethin Rhys explains its development since launching in September 2008.

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09/01/2012

In 2009 a group of Christians hired East Worthing Community Centre for 'a couple of weeks' to trial a café church. Leader John Beales explains more.

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26/12/2011

New Song Café has been running at Bold Street Methodist Church, Warrington, for three years. Jackie Bellfield traces its story as a fresh expression of church.

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19/12/2011

United Media Church in Kingswood recognises that people learn and engage in different ways. Adrian Wyatt explains why they describe themselves as 'the same, but different'.

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12/12/2011

Mark Rodel is City Centre Pioneer Minister for the Diocese of Portsmouth and Associate Priest in the parish of St Luke, Southsea. He looks at what has been happening at Sunday Sanctuary.

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05/12/2011

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