Fresh Expressions 

Sometimes you have to think outside the box...

'Fresh Expressions' are new forms of church, set up with the intention of reaching new people in new places in new ways. As part of Inspiring Ipswich, we have a goal of establishing 20 fresh expressions of church in and around the town by the end of 2024. Watch the video below if you want to find out more about what fresh expressions of church are, and keep reading for opportunities to get involved and to find out who to speak to about setting up a fresh expression in your community. 

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Green church

What could a church that forms around caring for the environment look like?
Contact Andy and Liz Jefferson if you would be interested in setting up Green Church with them to reach new people.

Kintsugi Hope

Kintsugi Hope is a charity based in the UK striving to make a difference to peoples mental wellbeing.'Kintsugi' (金継ぎ) is a Japanese technique for repairing pottery with seams of gold. The word means 'golden joinery' in Japanese. This repairs the brokenness in a way that makes the object more beautiful, and even more unique than it was prior to being broken. Instead of hiding the scars it makes a feature of them.

This charity dreams of a world where mental and emotional health is understood and accepted, with safe and supportive communities for everyone to grow and flourish.

If you are interested in helping people to live mentally and emotionally healthy lives you might be interested in establishing a Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Group. These groups provide a great way to love and serve people and build community with those who do not currently attend church.

If you are interested, get in touch with Alicia Holmes by clicking the link below. Find out more about the Kintsugi Hope movement here.

Messy Church

Connect with children and young families in a new way.

Contact the Fresh Expressions Team 

Alicia Holmes 

Andy Jefferson

Bob Hamilton