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

Inspired by working with Metro Ministries in New York, Barry and Camilla Johnston are connecting with non-churched children and youth by going to where they are.

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01/06/2009

Space4Me is for mums of children under 5 in Sheffield that has evolved out of a flourishing mother and toddler ministry of a large church.

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01/06/2009

A eucharistic midweek congregation in suburban North Ascot in Berkshire aimed primarily at under 5s and their families.

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01/06/2009

Christ Church Roxeth (in Harrow) realised that it was having little impact on its neighbours of other religions and cultures and started looking for ways to serve them.

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01/06/2009

This story illustrates the principles of Moving from 'loving' to 'exploring' in the Guide.

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01/06/2009

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

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01/06/2009

Waltham Abbey is the venue for Safe Haven, a spiritual home for people who live with mental illness.

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01/06/2009

Sally Gaze describes the Alpha course she ran with seven young mums from four villages in her Norfolk benefice as 'the easiest ever'.

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01/06/2009

Simon Rundell reflects on the work of Blessed, a fresh expression of church exploring the sacramental tradition.

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01/06/2009

A Church of England reader and bereavement coordinator in Merseyside, Janet Cross, became aware of the need for some kind of support group for the bereaved.

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01/06/2009