About us

changing church for a changing world

A fresh expression of church is a new form of church for a fast-changing world that serves those outside the existing church, listens to people and enters their culture, makes discipleship a priority and intentionally forms Christian community.

The Fresh Expressions organisation exists to champion and support the fresh expressions movement, working with Christians from a variety of denominations and traditions. The initiative has resulted in hundreds of new congregations being formed alongside more traditional churches. It was started in 2004 by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York with the Methodist Council, but now involves an unparalleled range of partners.

The team has worked at grass roots level with dioceses, districts synods and groups of churches and has played a leading role in the formation of national policy in a number of denominations.

As we champion and resource new forms of church for those who are not already members of any church, we also want to consolidate all that has been achieved in terms of major projects and policy changes at national level, through:

    • promoting best practice;
    • providing effective support;
    • creating genuine partnership.

Our work revolves around five areas of focus:

    • inspiring vision;
    • networking strategically;
    • connecting geographically;
    • supporting practitioners;
    • resourcing learning.

We hope that you will be able to connect with the fresh expressions movement and support us.

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