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 How can we get support? in the Guide.

Learning point
01/06/2009

This story illustrates the principles of How can we get support? in the Guide.

Learning point
01/06/2009

Eagles Wings is a church plant and community service ministry on a housing estate in Northamptonshire. It was founded by two neighbouring churches.

Story
01/06/2009

This story illustrates the principles of What form should our fresh expression take? in the Guide.

Learning point
01/06/2009

St Birinus and St John is surrounded by three homes for adults with learning disabilities. When residents started attending Sunday morning worship, Rainbow Worship was born.

Story
01/06/2009

The Odyssey Community began four years ago with six members. So far there have been seven new Christians as a result of Odyssey members.

Story
01/06/2009

The Community of St Jude is a non-residential community inspired by Sant'Egidio and based in Earls Court, West London.

Story
01/06/2009

A small group of mums at St Christopher's, Springfield, Birmingham, felt that a period of renewal and growth should make a difference to the surrounding community.

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01/06/2009

Praise@Platt has evolved for all those involved with Regenerate-RISE, a charitable organisation that cares for all those who would otherwise be housebound or isolated.

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01/06/2009

Over many years, 13 churches and Christian organisations in Ealing, West London, worked together to provide a soup kitchen for people on the edge of society.

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01/06/2009