Fresh Expressions

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Fresh Expressions encourages new forms of church for a fast changing world, working with Christians from a variety of denominations and traditions. The initiative has resulted in hundreds of new congregations being formed alongside more traditional churches. It was initiated in 2005 by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York with the Methodist Council, but now also involves the United Reformed Church and a number of other partners.

The initiative was established as part of the follow-up to the best-selling report, Mission-shaped Church. The team has worked at grass roots level with dioceses, districts, synods and groups of churches and has played a leading role in the formation of national policy in a number of denominations.

As we encourage new forms of church for those who are not already members of any church, we also want to consolidate all that has been achieved in terms of major projects and policy changes at national level. Our work revolves around four aims:

*  renewing vision     *  gathering news    *  supporting growth    *  developing training

Website: Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expression Vision Day Reports

Ipswich Fresh Expressions Vision Day Report - Another Great Success

The Fresh Expressions Vision day, on the 22nd June 2013, was a dynamic day of fun and interactive exploration of new ways of being church and how to form them. We had 83 delegates from ten different denominations and church streams. Download: Fresh Expressions Vision Day Report

Synod Fresh Expressions Vision Day a Great Success

About ninety people gathered at Witham URC for the Synod Vision Day on Saturday 10th November 2012.   Download: Fresh Expressions Vision Day Report and Pictures

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Vision Initiatives

Find out more about Vision4Life; Vision2020 and Fresh Expressions.

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The aim of the Newsletter is to improve communication across the Synod, which will require your input and feedback to help in offering worthwhile information.

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The Purpose and Mission of the Synod; the Synod Meeting; our Area Partnerships; each of our Committees and the calendar of meeting dates.

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Find out who's who on the Synod Office Team.  If you are unsure who to get in touch with, use the Contact Us form and your query will be routed to the right person!

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