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

Mark Berry, lay pioneer ministry in the Lichfield Diocese, tells the emerging story of safespace, a missional community in Telford.

Story update
01/04/2009

Mark Berry, a Lay Pioneer Minister, tells the emerging story of safe space, a fresh expression of church that draws on celtic spirituality, radical hospitality and a form of new monasticism.

Story
01/04/2009

Trish Calvert explains how the Church of the Good Shepherd is bringing church to older people where they are.

Story update
01/03/2009

Rachel Matthews talks to Henry Cavender and Kris Lannen about tubestation, a fresh expression of church for surfers in Polzeath, Cornwall.

Story update
01/02/2009

Trish Calvert explores the story of the Church of the Good Shepherd in the Shrewsbury Methodist Circuit.

Story
01/02/2009

Rachel Matthews speaks to Ben Clymo, Peter Clarke and others at the annual weekend away of alive and kicking, a fresh expression for young people in Kinver, Staffordshire.

Story update
01/12/2008

Beyond seeks to explore what it means to be a new form of church in Brighton & Hove, a regional hub for a holistic mix of alternative spiritualities and 24-hour entertainment.

Story
01/12/2008

Andy Fyall and Louise Beaumont explain the journey from an Alpha course to Fellowship@Grannies, a fresh expression of church in a tea shop just outside Nottingham.

Story update
01/11/2008

This story illustrates the principles of From 'exploring' to 'church' in the Guide.

Learning point
01/11/2008

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

Learning point
01/11/2008