Welcome to the website for Fresh Expressions and innovative mission projects in the Withington Deanery (South Manchester).

Here you can read about our work with schools, Messy Church, new gatherings for worship and discipleship, missional communities, and projects to connect with those beyond the walls of our churches or on the fringe.

Our blog provides updates on new initaitives, development of existing ones, resources, research and mapping of Fresh Expressions in the deanery and beyond.

If you’d like to know more about any specific project or about Fresh Expressions in general, please contact our Fresh Expressions Enabler, Mark Hewerdine.

All the churches in the Withington Deanery are members of Inclusive Church. You can expect to find all of our Fresh Expressions activities are rooted in the beliefs and aspirations of the Inclusive Church network. Find out more about our Inclusive Deanery.

Recent Activities

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Read about our Messy Church Saturday gatherings in Withington



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Read about “Walk the Labyrinth at St Nic’s” during Lent 2017