Cafe Church is a term that we are using here to talk about all forms of Fresh Expression. Fresh Expressions are new forms of church that emerge within community and contemporary culture and engage primarily with those who don’t ‘go to church.
If your church has been engaged in Cafe Church or any form of Fresh Expressions why not share your story with us, or point us in the right direction of helpful resources - Contact Page.
Fresh Expressions - the Fresh Expressions movement was born as a partnership between the Church of England and the Methodist Church and initially led by Bishop Steven Croft with Revd Peter Pillinger as the Methodist Missioner.
They identified “a Fresh Expression is a form of church for our changing culture established primarily for the benefit of people who are not yet members of any church.” These new forms of church ranged from family focused Messy Churches to New Monastic Communities and to Social Justice Projects.
These communities have continued to grow and develop and new partners have joined with Fresh Expressions - including the Congregational Federation, the Salvation Army, the United Reformed Church, the Church of Scotland and the Baptist Union of Great Britain – all of whom identify growth and encouragements in these new experiments in Church. Take a look at some of their ideas and resources.