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

This story illustrates the principles of a different approach to church in the Guide.

Learning point
08/09/2009
B1

B1 church in Birmingham featured on expressions: the dvd - 1: stories of church for a changing culture four years ago. Now Ed Mackenzie of the B1 council brings their story up to date.

Story
08/09/2009

The story of a failing parish church in Tolland appeared on expressions: the dvd - 1: changing church in every place. Read this update.

Story
08/09/2009

Christ Church Brighton is a fresh expression of church in Brighton, established in 2005 under an initiative from the Bishop of Chichester.

Story
01/09/2009

David Middleton, special needs Minister for the Baptist Union, tells the story of Focus Service: Sheffield Church.

Story
01/09/2009

One Canadian congregation realised it was failing to reach those who found conventional church off-putting. Rob Hurkmans explains how Church on Tap came into being.

Story
26/08/2009

Jeff Reynolds reflects on starting Twilight@Costa, a fresh expression of church in Costa Coffee in Stafford.

Story update
01/07/2009

Methodist minister Jeff Reynolds reflects on starting Twilight, a fresh expression of church in Costa Coffee in Stafford.

Story
01/07/2009

Rob Ryan, 'pioneer curate' in Rochester, and Michael Volland, leader of feig in Gloucester, tell us how they are building Christian community from a cathedral base.

Story update
01/06/2009

Alicia Baker asks Darren and Anne Middleton how Hope Theatre Café began.

Story update
01/06/2009