What is a fresh expression of church

Taken from Fresh Expressions website http://www.freshexpressions.org.uk/home :-

A visit to the Bayeux Tapestry inspired a video about fresh expressions of church which has now been viewed more than 10,000 times.

The ‘medieval cartoon’ shows that new forms of church are not about things added on to traditional church, but a way of going out, making friends and starting church for them where they are.

Norman Ivison, Fresh Expressions Director of Communication and Resources and former BBC producer, said he had the idea one day after meeting someone who said ‘fresh expressions can mean anything you want’.

Norman explained,

“I was keen to show that starting new forms of church is all about relationships and the cultural context, but wanted to do that in an accessible way. I’d recently seen the Bayeux Tapestry for the first time and decided that would be a good way of getting the point across simply.”

To find out why ‘drinking mead between songs’ is not a fresh expression of church, click image to view:-

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Posted in Fresh Expressions on January 23, 2014. Tags: