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

Kairos - previously St Mary's Low Harrogate - was launched when the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, gave his blessing to it being made a Bishop's Mission Order.

Learning point
28/01/2011

Alison Dalton looks at the growth of Messy Church at Parkstone United Reformed Church, Poole.

Story
24/01/2011

Revd Jane Carter explains how seven out of ten churches in the Loughborough Circuit came to run a Messy or Café Church.

Story
24/01/2011

alive and kicking is a fresh expression of church for young people in Kinver, South Staffordshire. Ben Clymo explores a work in progress.

Story
17/01/2011

Sue Wallace, former leader at Visions, became Team Vicar at Leeds Parish Church in September 2010. What next for Visions and Transcendence?

Story update
17/01/2011

Jonathan Dowman became leader of B1 in autumn 2010. Here he gives an update on the fresh expression of church in Birmingham city centre.

Story update
10/01/2011

Church at the Centre, Tonge Children's Centre shares the love of God with the people of Tonge Moor. Community Minister Pat Oliver explains more.

Story
10/01/2011

Luke Wardle, from Grafted, tells his story.

Story update
04/01/2011

Paul Little, Church Army Evangelist in South West Scotland, discusses Grafted.

Story update
03/01/2011

Refresh, a fresh expression of church in the Scottish Borders, has grown out of the Church Army's Grafted project. Paul Little tells the story.

Story
03/01/2011