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

Church of Scotland minister Alex Smeed, one of the authentic (?) leaders, explains how churches in the area set it up in response to a call for new ways of 'doing' church.

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01/08/2011

Bishop Graham Cray, Archbishops' Missioner and leader of the Fresh Expressions team, writes about reconnecting to a community.

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29/07/2011

Revd Richard Higginbottom, outlines Tulloch NET's development and future plans in north west Perth.

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25/07/2011

Pioneer Curate Richard Priestley updates what is happening in Mawsley.

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14/07/2011

The story of Tas Valley Cell Church in south Norfolk was first told on expressions: the dvd – 2. Its leader, Sally Gaze, tells what has been happening since the cameras rolled.

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14/07/2011

Sue Butler tells how Thirst Café Church's beginnings go back a lot further than its 'official' start in November 2007.

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11/07/2011

Pam Mellor and Deborah Steele explain how Fridays in Faith has helped to bridge the gap between holiday clubs and existing churches.

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04/07/2011

Bishop Graham Cray, Archbishops' Missioner and leader of the Fresh Expressions team, writes about why larger 'successful' churches need fresh expressions too.

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01/07/2011

Chris Bennett is chaplain of The Dock in Belfast's Titanic Quarter, a formerly largely deserted area currently being transformed it into a 21st century 'urban village'. 

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27/06/2011

James Blandford-Baker describes how St Andrew's, Histon's vision to be at the heart of the village community led to the development of Essence.

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20/06/2011

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