The Fresh Expressions movement began with the 2004 Mission Shaped Church report prepared by an Ecumenical group and published by the Church of England.  Reflecting a growing number of re-imagined church communities the report suggested a recognition and provision for those seeking to work with changing culture and those not yet attending church.

You can read our story here.

Fresh Expressions is now an ecumenical movement made up of partners and associates.

Fresh Expressions is a registered charity (#1080103) and limited company (#3598030) under the leadership of a board of trustees drawn from its partner organisations. Our board of Trustees is led by Rev Martyn Atkins.

Fresh Expressions is funded by its partner organisations, by grant funding from trusts and funds and by donations from individuals.

Please see the menu (right) for details of our movement and how it works.