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

Examples of rural fresh expressions of church and resources for those in a rural context.

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09/09/2009

In Earlsfield, south west London, a pioneering new venture has started that seeks to build a mission-focused, new monastic, fresh expression of church. Johnny Sertin is the lay pioneer who leads it.

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09/09/2009

Ian Mobsby talks to Cid Latty, Network Leader for Cafechurch Network.

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09/09/2009

A community evangelist and development worker, Peter Homden, has been 'visiting and engaging' with gypsy travellers for more than five years and talks to Emma Garrow.

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09/09/2009

Messy church goes to the beach and makes history as two different fresh expressions meet up. Janet Tredrea reports.

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09/09/2009

Ian Mobsby talks to Rona Orme, Children's Missioner for the Diocese of Peterborough, about the beginnings of a fresh expression in a new-build area of Northamptonshire.

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09/09/2009

Peter Gilbert, a member of Church of the Martyrs in Leicester, tells the story of how Tomatoes has proved to be an innovative project in engaging with unchurched local families.

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09/09/2009

A summer night on a Yorkshire beach became an opportunity for mission as ordained pioneer minister Ben Norton explains.

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09/09/2009

This story illustrates the principles of Fresh expressions respond to spiritual openings in society in the Guide.

Learning point
08/09/2009

This story illustrates the principles of Fresh expressions respond to spiritual openings in society in the Guide.

Learning point
08/09/2009