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Transforming the communities of Essex & East London through Christ’s presence

‘Fresh expressions of Church’ are new forms of church such as ‘Messy Church’ (an all age family event), ‘Café Church’ and ‘Pub Church’, ‘Network Church’ or a church specifically for youth or elderly people.

The official definition of a fresh expression of Church is ‘a form of church for our changing culture established primarily for the benefit of people who are not yet members of any church.’  

The challenge is to develop and grow church where the people are, and to listen to and engage with those who might tend to see ‘normal’ church as unfamiliar . Fresh expressions of Church may, therefore, be found in cafés, pubs, halls, homes, open spaces, and even in church buildings.

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For more information please contact Roger Matthews
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