church of england | Fresh Expressions

By: Fresh Expressions  09-12-2011
Keywords: church, special needs, Learning Difficulties

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

A summer night on a Yorkshire beach became an opportunity for mission as ordained pioneer minister Ben Norton explains.

Peter Gilbert, a member of Church of the Martyrs in Leicester, tells the story of how Tomatoes has proved to be an innovative project in engaging with unchurched local families.

Ian Mobsby talks to Rona Orme, Children's Missioner for the Diocese of Peterborough, about the beginnings of a fresh expression in a new-build area of Northamptonshire.

A community evangelist and development worker, Peter Homden, has been 'visiting and engaging' with gypsy travellers for more than five years and talks to Emma Garrow.

In Earlsfield, south west London, a pioneering new venture has started that seeks to build a mission-focused, new monastic, fresh expression of church. Johnny Sertin is the lay pioneer who leads it.

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

Fresh Expressions Associate Missioner Jane Tibbs and Bath and Wells Diocesan Children & Families Officer, explores how a focus on children can create new opportunities for experimental  worship and mission.

Focus Service: Sheffield Church is a church for people with learning difficulties and everyone else who enjoys an interactive experience of God. David Middleton, church leader and special needs Minister for the Baptist Union, tells their story.

When the Bishop told Associate Vicar Steve Tilley he would be comfortable with a few ‘heroic failures’ he gave permission to those wanting to start fresh expressions of church to experiment in a daring way.

When a congregation in Leicester had to move out of their dilapidated building, they were given the chance to start a fresh expression of church in a local school.

A fresh expression of church for clubbers in Cardiff.

Steve Jones, Pioneer Team Co-ordinator, tells us about 'a bit of an adventure' in Devon.

Revd Mark Rodel shares the story of Portsmouth's high-rise church

Klynn and Susan Alibocus discuss setting up a fresh expression of church in an affluent 'commuter' village.

Exeter Network Church made history as the beneficiary of the Church of England's first ever Bishop's Mission Order. Jon Soper explains the journey.

Beer and a singalong helped to launch Leicester-based Presence as a Bishop's Mission Order, Revd David Cundill brings us up to date.

Al Lowe discusses a time of transition at Sanctus1 in Manchester.

Jon and Jo Soper tell us the story of Exeter Network Church, in the Church of England Diocese of Exeter.

Ben Edson shares the story of always-incomplete community building with Sanctus1 in Manchester.

Revd Tony Cant discusses St Luke's-in-the-High-Street, focused around the weekly Walthamstow Farmers' Market.

Revd Pamela Ive, parish deacon at All Saints,Tudeley, is thrilled at the development of Messy Church in her area.

Just over a year ago Colin Brown moved to Cornwall to start a fresh expression of church amongst the artistic community. He tells us more.

Pioneer minister Ian Biscoe looks back on developments at Heyford Chapel since its launch in 2002.

Charlie Nobbs tells the tale of the Kairos Centre, the start of another chapter in the story of Grange Park Church.

Andy Milne explains how Sorted moved beyond the skateboard to form church.

Captain Louise Weller tells how a new mobile Christian community, X-Site, has developed in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Revd Sam Foster, fresh expressions pioneer missioner for the Scarborough Deanery, explains why they have numerous projects under way.

Mary Casey gives the lowdown on the FREEdom Café, Seaton, where there is such a thing as a free lunch.

Mary Styles, an ordinand with the CofE Diocese in Europe, leads Footsteps, a fresh expression of church meeting in two areas of Rome.

St Paul's parish church, Truro, closed in 2007 but the parish of St Paul continues to exist. Father Christopher describes how it is home to Holy Commotion!

Refresh, a fresh expression of church in the Scottish Borders, has grown out of the Church Army's Grafted project. Paul Little tells the story.

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

Alison Dalton looks at the growth of Messy Church at Parkstone United Reformed Church, Poole.

Mark Carey explores what it means for Kairos to be the subject of the latest Bishop's Mission Order.

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.

Reside is a Christian project evolving in response to growing housing developments to the south of Loughborough. It is led by Methodist Deacon Ellie Griffin.

Are people coming to faith through Messy Church? 'Revd Dr Jo White, Rector of All Saints' Church, Wingerworth, tells how they responded to those questions through Messy Confirmations.

Peter Irwin-Clark explains how Malshanger House, just West of Basingstoke, has opened the doors of its clubhouse for the Warham Trust.

Steve and Sarah Flashman discuss turning the derelict Graylingwell Chapel into the spiritual heart of a landmark eco-friendly housing development.

Nick Ash is a primary school teacher and a curate in Faversham. He tells of seeing the Holy Spirit at work in the SMASH after-school club.

Gethin Rhys describes how a sabbatical led to Sacred Space, the Rhondda's café church.

John Marrow, a Church Army evangelist in Guildford, runs an after school midweek fresh expression of church for families in three different locations.

Shiela Porter looks back at how St George's, Deal dealt with major challenge through the development of missional communities.

Tim Sanderson explains why they have been 'running to keep up with God' since Barney and Judes got off the ground in 2010.

Nikki Foster-Kruczek explains how members of SOURCE, in the Hythe area of Colchester, spend a lot of their time in the area's pubs, bars, coffee shops and cafes.

James Blandford-Baker describes how St Andrew's, Histon's vision to be at the heart of the village community led to the development of Essence.

Pall Singh explains the the growth of a 'safe place for British Asians or anyone interested in exploring eastern and western spiritualities in Christ.'

Gareth and Lizzy Robinson give us an update on how GLO Church in Offerton, near Stockport, has been getting on since being made a Bishop's Mission Order.

Nick Alexander discusses exciting times for St Peter's in the Pub, Lincoln as it is commissioned as a distinct congregation by St Peter in Eastgate Church.

York Community Chaplaincy operates in the York Diocese as a Bishop's Mission Order. Leader Chris Cullwick details how its work has grown.

Church Army Evangelist Alan Park explains the development of Church on the Bus, offering practical and spiritual support to homeless and vulnerable people.

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09-12-2011

Methodist | Fresh Expressions

On the first Saturday evening of each month from February to July, Christchurch URC/Methodist Church is transformed into a café style performance venue. Team leader James Henley explains more about the ministry and development of the Lab, a missional community of young adults in Newport, South Wales. Mary Styles, an ordinand with the CofE Diocese in Europe, leads Footsteps, a fresh expression of church meeting in two areas of Rome.


09-12-2011

cafe | Fresh Expressions

James Blandford-Baker describes how St Andrew's, Histon's vision to be at the heart of the village community led to the development of Essence. Dave Gardner, vicar of St John's, Woodbridge, explains how The Lounge at Costa in Woodbridge, Suffolk, has changed 'shape' in recent months. Liz Childs tells how the vision of something fresh and new for young people has developed into Gainsborough Café Church.


09-12-2011

family | Fresh Expressions

Pioneer Curate, Rev Captain Richard Priestley oversees the leadership team in Mawsley and serves in the parishes of St Andrew's, Cransley, and St Andrew's, Broughton. Deacon Ian Cartwright explains how Cre8 engages with children and their families through a gardening club, health and fitness programme and special events.


09-12-2011

community | Fresh Expressions

Gareth and Lizzy Robinson give us an update on how GLO Church in Offerton, near Stockport, has been getting on since being made a Bishop's Mission Order. Steve and Sarah Flashman discuss turning the derelict Graylingwell Chapel into the spiritual heart of a landmark eco-friendly housing development. Refresh, a fresh expression of church in the Scottish Borders, has grown out of the Church Army's Grafted project.