Stories of faith

Read our stories of faith from everyday people. Find out how they found God, what their relationship with Him means to them and how it affects the way they live their lives.


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Ministry to the bereaved
Since my son's death from Covid-19 I have reflected a lot upon my ministry. I see it from both sides, as the bereaved and as the minister.
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Relying on God to open up doors
Dylan joined the Antioch Network as a Church Planter in the Rochdale Diverse Plant at the end of last year. He had been going to church since an early age and started attended Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) camps since around 5 years old.
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I asked God to fix things
I asked God to fix things at work and I knew I had to put myself into His hands. For Kirsten Stott, a busy working mum, the diocesan Foundations for Ministry course came at just the right time.
Open I asked God to fix things

A third and fourth chance
We are all a bit broken, but God loves us and gives us a third and fourth chance. Although Abby Ogier has been a church member all her life, she admits her faith has been through ups and downs.
Open A third and fourth chance

We are part of the global church
Working with 10 year olds has definitely made me a better theologian!
Open We are part of the global church

I was so welcomed
Navid first arrived in the UK in 2011 as a refugee and is a member of the Farsi speaking community at St Thomas Church in Werneth. he became interested in Christianity when living in Iran.
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Making a difference to people in debt
If you dont step outside of your own church you will have no idea where the need is. After notching up 20 years of banking experience, Wendy Steele decided to take redundancy and began work with the Citizens' Advice Bureau.
Open Making a difference to people in debt

I thought my faith was lost forever
Debbie Dickinson was confirmed at a service at St Clements, Ordsall. For Debbie, after many years burdened with financial hardship, relationship difficulties and ill-health, it is an especially joyous time.
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A seafarer's tale
Lee Higson is Chief Officer on a floating oil rig, 120 miles east of Aberdeen in the North Sea. He has worked on ships and Oil rigs for 19 years. When he is back home he worships in Deane.
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From food bank to faith
If it hadn't been for the church I don't think I would have coped. When Gemma started coming to the local Food Bank for help and support she ended up finding a new faith and a new place to worship.
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