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


An Oxford Brookes University student from Kerala

Sachin Mathew, student at Oxford Brookes University, shares his journey to Oxford from Kerala via Kuwait.

The Diocesan Disability Advisor

The Revd Katie Tupling shares her journey to becoming diocesan Disability Advisor.

Head of Adoption for PACT

Lorna Hunt details her journey towards working for PACT, a charity with its roots in the Diocese of Oxford.

Dean's verger at Christ Church Cathedral

Paul Harris's role as Dean's verger at Christ Church Cathedral is all about the ministry of welcome.

A children and families outreach worker

Anna Clarke joins St John the Baptist's, Caversham, as their children and families outreach worker at an exciting time.

A man escaping a life of booze and crime

Duncan Dyason MBE shares his conversion to Christianity and how he devoted his life to rescuing Guatemalan street children.

A nurse studying pioneer ministry

Nurse Nigel Chapelle tells Jo Duckles his story from growing up in a pub to studying pioneer ministry.

A Carmelite monk working in AI

Prof Nigel Crook discusses how his life evolved from exploring a vocation as a Carmelite monk to working in artificial intelligence.

Director of the Oxford Centre for Spirituality & Wellbeing

The Revd Dr Guy Harrison shares his journey to becoming director of the Oxford Centre for Spirituality & Wellbeing.

A parish priest and environmental expert

The Revd Margot Hodson shares how a diary entry turned out to be unpredictably prophetic.

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