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 Church on the Bus.

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28/10/2011

From traditional parish to mission-shaped communities: adversity or adventure? Mark Carey describes the transformation of Kairos Network Church in Harrogate.

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27/10/2011

Church Army Evangelist Alan Park explains the development of Church on the Bus, offering practical and spiritual support to homeless and vulnerable people.

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24/10/2011

Gethin Rhys describes how a sabbatical led to Sacred Space, the Rhondda's café church.

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20/10/2011

Kim Hartshorne, leader of The Upper Room in Cirencester, discusses the origins, present and future of the project with Karen Carter.

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17/10/2011

York Community Chaplaincy operates in the York Diocese as a Bishop's Mission Order. Leader Chris Cullwick details how its work has grown.

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17/10/2011

Kim Hartshorne tells how a cup of tea and chat led to a world of opportunities for Hope Cirencester when they opened The Upper Room in 2008.

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10/10/2011

The Archbishop of Canterbury has officially launched The Order of the Black Sheep in Chesterfield, led by pioneer minister Mark Broomhead.

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03/10/2011

Gary Daniel tells the story of taking over an old hardware shop in Walsall and creating The Hothouse.

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03/10/2011

Bishop Graham Cray, Archbishops' Missioner and leader of the Fresh Expressions team, writes about the need for time and patience when starting a fresh expression of church.

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30/09/2011

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