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

  1. 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.

  2. Woman with purple hair leaning against a wall and smiling in Downham Market with a clock tower in the background

    All are welcome

    The Diocese of Ely received Strategic Development Funding for their Changing Market Towns project, focused on enabling and sustaining church growth in several market towns. Downham Market's new Lay Pioneer shares her vision.

  3. Man standing in front of a hedge

    Be bold now


    Dave, who works in Highways and Planning, has found opportunities to offer hope to colleagues

    2 min read
  4. Girl standing outside a green room

    Be yourself


    Rose's calling is to make videos for the children at her church

    2 min read
  5. Smiling woman in a church wearing a purple coat and white scarf

    Becoming a churchwarden


    Hannah shares her calling to be a churchwarden

    2 min read
  6. Woman sitting in front of a laptop and smiling with floral wallpaper behind

    Being a Christian where you are


    Joy's calling is both to teaching and to ministry

    2 min read
  7. Man wearing a gray suit and sitting in a chair

    Business as a force for good


    Samuel shares how Christian business leaders can be a force for good

    2 min read
  8. Smiling woman wearing sunglasses, a scarf and a cross necklace

    Called for who you are


    Emma shares her callings, from becoming a lay minister to a year of being

    2 min read
  9. Headshot of a man with glasses

    Called to help


    Mark shares why he became a GP and his experiences as a GP during COVID-19

    2 min read
  10. Woman sitting outside with trees and bushes in the background

    Care in the community


    Hazel shares how her faith plays an essential role as she offers care to the community

    2 min read

Source URL: https://www.churchofengland.org/our-faith/faith-action/changing-stories