“Fresh Expressions are new forms of church that
emerge within contemporary culture and engage
primarily with those who don’t ‘go to church”
Mission Shaped Church Report 2004
Fx is a growing movement of ordinary people across all denominations who are passionate
about connecting with those who don’t know Jesus and forming new communities of faith
with the people they meet in the places where they meet them. From new housing to rural,
urban to suburban, messy church and third age to forests, coffee shops, beaches, pubs,
barns, online and even church buildings.
FRESH EXPRESSIONS USUALLY EMERGE WHEN:
The Spirit of God speaks to people about the
missional needs of an area, people group or
When people come together to try and
explore something new or take the Church to
When a local need or hope inspires faithful
people who sense God’s prompting to do
something about it.
Over 3000 Fresh Expressions are now active around the world. From the initial vision of
Archbishop Rowan Williams and the Mission Shaped Church report (2004) a growing
movement of practitioners and pioneers have formed Fresh Expressions of Church in the
UK, across Europe, North America and Australia.