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

In the Tas Valley Team Ministry, there are six traditional parish churches and a cell church comprising six adult cell churches and a youth cell. Sally Gaze explains.

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01/06/2009

On the first Saturday evening of each month from February to July, Christchurch URC/Methodist Church is transformed into a café style performance venue.

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01/06/2009

Nick Crawley wrote to the Bishop of Bristol to suggest launching a network church and in 2004, he began work on his new 'parish' of young adults.

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01/06/2009

Sue Wallace reports on the development of Transcendence, an Ancient-Future mass in York Minster.

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01/06/2009

Candles, quiet drumming, chanting, anointing with oil, breaking of bread and sharing of wine, food and sacred story - this is Contemplative Fire.

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01/06/2009

Zoe Hart, student worker, reports the work of the living room.

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01/06/2009

Holy Space is an after-school church for all ages.

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01/06/2009

Rob Ryan, an Ordained Pioneer Minister, starts out building a fresh expression of church in Rochester.

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01/06/2009

Lesley Baker (and another three generations of her family) shares her thoughts on the original Messy Church, Cowplain.

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01/05/2009

It's truly a family affair when crowds flock to the home of the original Messy Church in Hampshire.

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01/05/2009