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Research & Statistics An authentic fresh expression will start by listening to those whom it is called to serve outside church. http://www.freshexpressions.org.uk/
Research & Statistics Fresh Expressions Parishes reaching out to the un-churched and de-churched in their community by creating a NEW congregation that embraces the people and enters their culture See http://www.freshexpressions.org.uk/ for more info
Research & Statistics Methodology As part of the annual parochial returns, parishes were asked to list any fresh expressions they run and then to give attendance figures of people who dont attend regular services for the 4 weeks of October. Fresh expressions were classified where possible, so the following are based on those responses that are most likely to be fresh expressions or similar new forms of church.
Research & Statistics Scope There are around 1,000 fresh expressions or new forms of church Within at least 40 Dioceses
Research & Statistics Over half of fresh expressions and new forms of church are aimed at families with young children, for example Messy Church
Research & Statistics Around, 000 people attend fresh expressions of church who wouldnt attend church otherwise.
Research & Statistics Parishes with fresh expressions or new forms of church for children are, on average, seeing around an extra 15 children on a Sunday or around an extra 25 children midweek.
Research & Statistics Parishes with new churches created for adults are, on average, seeing around an extra 25 adults or on a Sunday around an extra 20 adults midweek
Research & Statistics On average, thats an additional 40 people attending in these parishes each week