Changing stories

Renewal and Reform is about helping us become a growing church for all people and in all places.

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'Changing stories' is a series showing the impact of Renewal and Reform across the Church of England in the lives of individuals and communities, in a variety of places and contexts, in new churches and worshipping communities and in ones that have existed for centuries.

  1. Two women sitting outside reading a book

    Personal discipleship plans


    Personal discipleship plans offer the opportunity to speak with a mentor to identify gifts, to discern what God is doing in individuals' lives, and to think about what individuals might be called to next

  2. Man sitting at a table reading a Bible

    Confident conversations

    Being open to conversations has produced encouraging results for parishioners at St Paul's Beckenham

  3. Student standing outside with two others. The background is slightly blurred.

    Creative for the glory of God

    Former Ministry Experience Scheme participant starts churches in Leicester and London

  4. Children delivering Christmas cards

    God always has an address

    The Harborough Anglican Team are delivering 13,000 #FollowTheStar cards to all of the addresses in the area this Christmas.

  5. Woman with pink jumper standing outside an estate church

    Step out in faith

    Physical changes at St James Church have led to spiritual growth

  6. A child looking at the floor where there are colourful plastic balls scattered around.

    What's your calling? Part II

    St Francis Bournville is supporting people to find their vocation - a calling to follow Jesus in a specific way

  7. Vicar blowing out candles in chapel woman cross

    What's your calling?

    God's call is for everyone, and it's not always what - or where - we expect it to be.

  8. Woman in a blue and white top and jeans sitting on a fallen tree with a springer spaniel. There is a green field and trees in the background.

    Digital outreach

    How digital resources are encouraging prayer and nurturing faith.

  9. Three people in an office; two are sitting and one is standing. There are papers on the desk and a whiteboard in the background.

    A God call

    St Cuthman's Church on the Whitehawk Estate in Brighton was on the verge of closing. Following a partnership with another church, it is now a thriving presence in the community.

  10. Two women walking down a Victorian cobbled street and talking

    Lives of hope

    Urban Hope Church, part of Coventry's Acceler8 programme, offers faith, hope and love to those in need.