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

Christian Salvaratnam discusses G2, the 'church in a gym' from expressions: the dvd - 1.

Story update
01/01/2011

Bishop Graham Cray reflects on the story of Legacy XS.

Learning point
24/12/2010

St Paul's parish church, Truro, closed in 2007 but the parish of St Paul continues to exist. Father Christopher describes how it is home to Holy Commotion!

Story
20/12/2010

This story illustrates the principles of Loving and serving in the Guide.

Learning point
13/12/2010

This story illustrates the principles of Fresh expressions make strategic sense in the Guide.

Learning point
13/12/2010

This story illustrates the pinciples of God immerses himself in human culture in the Guide.

Learning point
13/12/2010

Mary Styles, an ordinand with the CofE Diocese in Europe, leads Footsteps, a fresh expression of church meeting in two areas of Rome.

Story
13/12/2010

Legacy XS offers, among other things, indoor and outdoor skate parks, a recording studio, arts suite… and a youth congregation. Leader Pete Hillman gives the lowdown on its work in Essex.

Story
13/12/2010

Paul Cudby, vicar of St Mary Magdalene church, explains what they are doing to reach those who don't 'do' church.

Story
06/12/2010

Bart Woodhouse tells us about The Beacon, Dartford Bridge.

Story update
01/12/2010