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

Rowan Williams visits The Gates for the launch of the Order of the Black Sheep and Phil Joyce interviews Mark and Sarah Broomhead.

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30/09/2011

Nick Alexander discusses exciting times for St Peter's in the Pub, Lincoln as it is commissioned as a distinct congregation by St Peter in Eastgate Church.

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26/09/2011

Chris Tebbutt, Rector of Canford Magna Church, explains how Breakfast@9 has more than bacon butties and sizzling sausages on the menu.

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19/09/2011
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Gareth and Lizzy Robinson give us an update on how GLO Church in Offerton, near Stockport, has been getting on since being made a Bishop's Mission Order.

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12/09/2011

Team leader James Henley explains more about the ministry and development of the Lab, a missional community of young adults in Newport, South Wales.

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05/09/2011

Bishop Graham Cray, Archbishops' Missioner and leader of the Fresh Expressions team, writes about taking appropriate shape for the culture which a fresh expression is engaging with, while remaining clearly Christian and also demonstrating Christ's reconciling work between cultures.

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02/09/2011

Pall Singh explains the the growth of a 'safe place for British Asians or anyone interested in exploring eastern and western spiritualities in Christ.'

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22/08/2011

Dave Gardner, vicar of St John's, Woodbridge, explains how The Lounge at Costa in Woodbridge, Suffolk, has changed 'shape' in recent months.

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15/08/2011

Liz Childs tells how the vision of something fresh and new for young people has developed into Gainsborough Café Church.

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08/08/2011

Rev Canon Sue Sheriff, vicar of Tadcaster, explains how Divine Divas replaced Hollywood with Yorkshire for A Night at the Oscars.

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01/08/2011

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