'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.
Richard Sandland, is being ordained Deacon in Worcester Cathedral on 4 July and will serve in the parish of Bromsgrove, ten years after watching an extraordinary play – that would change his life.2 min read
A church that was formed from a WhatsApp group during lockdown now meets every fortnight.
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Heath Monaghan first felt God calling him to be ordained when he was 13. More than three decades later, he expects to be tearful during the ordination service.2 min read
A Christian shares her journey to faith.2 min read
Once a week, at 7.40am, children on their way to school, office workers and all kinds of local people attend the Spiritual Gym at Marylebone Church in London.2 min read
‘When you experience the power of the sea and storms at night it makes you open to something beyond’ – former captain charts new course training for ministry
Lee Higson recently left his 22-year career at sea to train as an Ordinand with the Diocese of Manchester.2 min read
What began as an amusing way to keep up with seven teenagers in her congregation is now serious outreach for Revd Anne Beverley.2 min read
A youth project that has provided support in one of the country’s most deprived areas during the pandemic has marked almost five decades of success.2 min read
Joy's calling is both to teaching and to ministry2 min read
Chris has two callings: a vet during the week, he is also training for ministry2 min read