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

Are people coming to faith through Messy Church? 'Revd Dr Jo White, Rector of All Saints' Church, Wingerworth, tells how they responded to those questions through Messy Confirmations.

Story
28/02/2011

When the Dartford Bridge area became ripe for redevelopment the local Methodist Church appointed Bart Woodhouse as lay leader of a new church plant team. The result is The Beacon.

Learning point
25/02/2011

The Side Door Youth and Community Church attracts more than 150 people - aged between 4 and 95 - every week. Elaine Watkinson explains.

Story
21/02/2011

Reside is a Christian project evolving in response to growing housing developments to the south of Loughborough. It is led by Methodist Deacon Ellie Griffin.

Story
21/02/2011

The Beacon came into being when the local Methodist Church appointed Bart Woodhouse as lay leader of a new church plant team.

Story
14/02/2011

Crossnet, launched as an Anglican network church in 2004, has seen many changes since then. Its leader, Nick Crawley, gives an update.

Story update
14/02/2011

Goth Church in Coventry began when Diocesan Youth Officer Greg Bartlem and Cathedral Youth Minister Keith Parr started to walk around the city.

Story update
07/02/2011

Sue Sherriff, vicar of Tadcaster, discusses Divine Divas.

Story update
01/02/2011

Mark Carey explores what it means for Kairos to be the subject of the latest Bishop's Mission Order.

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31/01/2011

Rev Kevin Hooke tells how a District Review and involvement in msm helped to change Ashburton Methodist Church's approach to mission.

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31/01/2011