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

Graham Cray, Archbishops' Missioner and leader of the Fresh Expressions team, reflects on the story of St Paul's Café Church.

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02/12/2011

Richard White updates the story of Zone2 and Dream.

Story update
29/11/2011

Richard White updates the story of Zone2 and Dream.

Story update
29/11/2011

It all started when St Paul's Church, Dorking, opened up its doors to a new 'audience'. As vicar Paul Bryer explains, the result is 'Café Church - church with a twist'.

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28/11/2011

James Grier explains how the Unlimited youth church begins to be seen in a new light as it becomes a BMO.

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21/11/2011

Tubestation, the fresh expression of church on the beach at Polzeath, recently hosted the 5th Jesus Longboard Classic surfing competition.

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14/11/2011

Will Cookson is minister of a 'church that was a fresh expression before the term was invented'. He tells how important it is for fresh expressions of church to keep on reinventing themselves.

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14/11/2011

Emmanuel Café Church, Leeds will host what is believed to be the country's first ordination service within a fresh expression of church on Sunday (13th November).

Story update
10/11/2011

Songs of Rage is a community, passionate about Christ, focused on serving the alternative music culture. Its founder, John Peddie, explains more.

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07/11/2011

Licensed as Pioneer Minister in Priorslee, Telford, Tim Carter outlines the launch of this Bishop's Mission Order in the Diocese of Lichfield.

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31/10/2011

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