Fresh expressions blog

Welcome to the blog site for fresh expressions in the Church of England.

Here you'll find regular, relevant content aimed at stimulating your thinking and conversations around fresh expressions of church.
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    Could now be the moment for 'Forest' churches to grow?


    Environmental Engagement Officer in the Gloucester Diocese, Cate Williams, explains why Forest Church could see growth during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Can parish churches and Fresh Expressions co-exist in harmony?


    The Diocese of Leicester's Lead Pioneering Development Worker, Jonathan Dowman, considers how new and existing forms of church might co-exist in an increasingly mixed ecology of Christian communities.

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    Resource Churches and Fresh Expressions – what’s the difference?


    In this blog, Church Mission Society's Pioneer Hub Coordinator, Paul Bradbury, weighs up what's similar and different between Resource Churches and Fresh Expressions.

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    The language we use


    A blog by Heather Cracknell, Head of Development for Fresh Expressions in the Church of England, reflecting on the language we use.