Fresh Expressions is a Church of England and Methodist Church initiative which aims to work ecumenically and collaboratively wherever possible.
Fresh Expressions encourages people to establish churches that are relevant to their context and culture. It aims to be rooted and grounded in prayer and to focus on four key areas:
1. renewing vision
2. gathering news
3. supporting growth
4. developing training
Fresh Expressions are working in partnership with the national and regional mission staff of the Church of England and the Methodist Chuch along with a range of partner agencies.
Fresh Expressions website can be found here
Local Fresh Expressions
St John's Market Weighton
Tea and Toast project
60+ young mums/dads and under 5’s attend weekly links with Sure Start, Walking Group / Health Visitors/Toy Library/ Community Police.
under 5’s and parents celebrate the main festivals in informal worship
Cyber Church Facebook Group
run by and for teenagers – chill out zone with activities.
church transformed into the seaside – family days during school holidays.
Holme upon Spalding Moor
Holiday at Holme – all the fun of the seaside on your doorstep. July/August.
Nativity Stable – using an actual stable – 160 children visit. Also Easter Praise including egg rolling.
Work with young families using the local Anglican building
a chance to have a natter over coffee for those who live in the village
Monthly After School Activities Club
Craft club, offering Christian friendship, a listening ear and activities
North Yorkshire Coast Circuit
Churches Together - contemporary, creative service aimed at those on the fringe. Held mid-week, once a month, in Scarborough
Messy Church takes place in many of our circuits - check circuit webpages for details.
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