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Church of England encourages fresh expressions of Church

19 February, 2004 11:56 PM

Today there is more attention on Emerging Church in the media - although todays is in Christian media - with this report in The Church of England Newspaper.

They write:

'General Synod gave official encouragement to �fresh expressions of church� in response to an extensive study of alternative and emerging church in the UK.

Mission-shaped Church, a report presented to General Synod last week, reviews church plants, caf� churches, cell churches and other grass roots initiatives and asks searching questions about how the Church can relate to the local community and modern day culture....

�The existing parochial system alone is no longer able to fully deliver its underlying missionary purpose,� the report states. �On this basis we strongly recommend an integrated strategy of neighbourhood and network, of the new and the old, in partnership, never in competition,� Bishop Graham said. �What the Archbishop of Canterbury has called a mixed economy�.'



I see nothing wrong in this. I'm the leader of the Church of Fandel, a pagan religion. We think worshipping is done by the heart, not by ostensible shows of faith.

Ricky Vandal » 20 February, 2004 2:37 AM

This just feels like an official acknowledgement of something that's already happened to me, and perhaps an move to offer some of the "free" church congregations some shelter under the wings of the CoE.

Adam Tinworth » 21 February, 2004 6:47 AM

For those who are interested, there is a lot of detail posted on the mootblog (www.mootblog.net) on exciting new opprtunities for emerging or new forms of church in England, check it out.

Ian from Moot Community

Ian Mobsby » 21 February, 2004 11:19 AM

Well the church is finally catching up - we have been doing this for the last three years at St ClementsStafford Brisbane - a great experiement that is working miracles in the church, the community and individuals lives. If you want to know mre email me.

Glenn » 11 October, 2004 6:07 PM

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