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

Paul Bradbury explains how Reconnect are creating a time of 'quiet and contemplative spirituality in the workplace' across Poole.

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04/04/2011

Schools, especially church schools, provide one of the most strategic and achievable ways to plant a fresh expression of church in close partnership with their parish church or churches.

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25/03/2011

Nick Ash is a primary school teacher and a curate in Faversham. He tells of seeing the Holy Spirit at work in the SMASH after-school club.

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21/03/2011

Anne Middleton updates the story of Hope Theatre Café in Cardiff.

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14/03/2011

Xpressions Cafe in Norfolk aims to offer church for those who don't do church. Richard Seel explains how that happens through a number of different 'zones'...

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14/03/2011

Steve and Sarah Flashman discuss Immanuel Church, Chichester.

Story update
07/03/2011

Ian Hu brings us up to date on Somewhere Else, the 'bread church' in Liverpool.

Story update
07/03/2011

Ian Hu, Methodist minister, tells how the 'bread church' has developed since being featured in expressions: the dvd - 1.

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07/03/2011

Steve and Sarah Flashman discuss turning the derelict Graylingwell Chapel into the spiritual heart of a landmark eco-friendly housing development.

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07/03/2011

An update to the story of the Warham Trust in Winchester Diocese.

Story update
28/02/2011

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