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


The founder member of LAMPS Collective

Chris Matthewman tells his story of becoming a Christian children's worker and performance artist.

The 'glam vicar'

The Revd Sharon Grenham-Thompson talks about her journey to prison chaplaincy and on to parish ministry.

A journalist and PR professional

Kate Nicholas shares how her illness saw her reflecting on God's work in her life.

An artist, teacher and business woman

Peronel Barnes shares how hope has inspired her landscape paintings.

The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft

The Bishop of Oxford shares the story of God at work in his life and his journey to faith.

Science missioner Jen Brown

The Revd Jen Brown tells Jo Duckles how she became a science missioner in the Churn Benefice.

A former nun and professional dancer

Michelle Eyre shares her journey from dancer to nun to founder of an online prayer initiative.

The Bishop of Nandyal

The Rt Revd Eggoni Pushpa Lalitha, the first woman bishop consecrated in the Diocese of Nandyal, shares her story.

The Ven Olivia Graham

Olivia Graham talks about teaching in Nairobi, working in international development and becoming an archdeacon.

David Benskin

David Benskin shares his journey to ordination and his top tips for people with dyslexia.

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