Stories of faith
Losing my job, ending a relationship and catching Covid, it almost felt like a spiritual pruning. I've come through stronger and more sure of what I believe and who I believe in.
As a young mum who had fled an abusive relationship, Jenny found herself on a destructive path of alcohol and drug abuse.
Lee Higson is Chief Officer on a floating oil rig, 120 miles east of Aberdeen in the North Sea. He has worked on ships and Oil rigs for 19 years. When he is back home he worships in Deane.
We are all a bit broken, but God loves us and gives us a third and fourth chance. Although Abby Ogier has been a church member all her life, she admits her faith has been through ups and downs.
Beth Hampson, a passionate member of Christ Church Pennington in Leigh, found having a baby made it difficult to go to her evening Bible study. Recognising it was an issue shared by other new mums in the church, Beth set up a daytime bible study called 'BIBS' - Baby Interrupted Bible Study.
For many of us, talking about sexuality can be difficult, but talking about this in the context of faith can be very challenging.
Nicola works with children and young people as part of the Children Changing Places Project, helping them to develop their Christian discipleship pathway.
Kathreen Shabaz, a nurse and an Authorised Lay Minister at St Barnabas, Oldham, was brought up in a Catholic family in Pakistan. I wouldn't count myself then as Christian.
Lovely Chavan uses her God-given talents to care for the environment and is speaking out on climate change ahead of the COP26 meeting in November 2021.
If it hadn't been for the church I don't think I would have coped. When Gemma started coming to the local Food Bank for help and support she ended up finding a new faith and a new place to worship.