God in the life of...

Shiela FurlongIn this section you can read inspiring stories from people across the diocese about how their Christian faith influences their everyday lives. Changing our conversations can change our culture.

So how can we be more curious and interested in each other’s lives away from church gatherings? Once you've scrolled through some of the stories below, take a look at the seven small shifts your church community could take

 

Men with drug and alcohol addictions

After 25 years of alcohol addiction, Chris Wood met Jesus when he least expected it during a rehabilitation programme and has never looked back.


The Revd Dr Hannah Lewis

Hannah has found God to be a constant presence with her, even in the chaos and the mess of life.


Jo Anderson

A small leap of faith in the shape of a house group project four years ago led to Jo providing a vital lifeline to her community through the pandemic.


Julia Ogilvy

A Catholic pilgrimage to Bosnia started a shift in Julia's life, leading her to sell her business and start up a charity supporting young people.


Sheila Furlong

God in the life of the CEO of The Archway Foundation, providing a lifeline for adults struggling with loneliness in Oxford for almost 40 years.


The Assistant Archdeacon of Oxford

The Revd Canon Dr Peter Groves tells his story.


The Bishop of Reading

Bishop Olivia talks about her journey from Archdeacon of Berkshire to becoming the Bishop of Reading.


The Associate Archdeacon of Dorchester

The Revd Canon David Tyler tells his story, from chartered accountant to the Associate Archdeacon of Dorchester.


A priest of 25 years

As the 25th anniversary of her ordination approaches, the Revd Dr Beren Hartless describes her journey to faith and her call to ministry.


Tim Ford

Tim Ford, 24, has cerebral palsy and is a permanent wheelchair user. He shares his journey to faith here.


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