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

StillPoint, a collection of resources and spaces for those attracted to the contemplative tradition, is a new fresh expression in Oxford. Ian Adams and Matt Rees explain.

Story
26/10/2009

Steve Dixon, Church Army Evangelist and Lay Pioneer Ministry in the Diocese of Newcastle, tells the story of a fresh expression in Willington Quay, an area of urban deprivation on Tyneside.

Story
26/10/2009

Focus Service: Sheffield Church is a church for people with learning difficulties and everyone else who enjoys an interactive experience of God.

Story update
08/10/2009

If you have seen expressions: the dvd - 1 then you will remember Somewhere Else - the Liverpool 'bread' church. Heather Lovelady brings the story up to date.

Story
07/10/2009

Rob Hurkmans and Leslie Kennedy explain how Church on Tap came into being in a pub in Port Colborne, Ontario.

Story update
01/10/2009

Sean Stillman chats with Alicia Baker about Zac's Place, a church for ragamuffins in Swansea, South Wales.

Story update
01/10/2009

Paul Seaton-Burn discusses building Christian community in the new town of Mawsley, Northamptonshire.

Story update
01/10/2009

Alicia Baker visit's Zac's Place for a 'gloves-off bible study' in Swansea, South Wales.

Story
29/09/2009

Paul Seaton-Burn discusses building Church without a church in a brand new village near Kettering.

Story
29/09/2009

Fresh Expressions Associate Missioner Jane Tibbs and Bath and Wells Diocesan Children & Families Officer, explores how a focus on children can create new opportunities for experimental  worship and mission.

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15/09/2009