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Stories of faith

Read our stories of faith from everyday people. Find out how they found God, what their relationship with Him means to them and how it affects the way they live their lives.

I asked God to fix things

I asked God to fix things at work and I knew I had to put myself into His hands. For Kirsten Stott, a busy working mum, the diocesan Foundations for Ministry course came at just the right time.

I feel the presence of the Holy Spirit

When I pray I feel the presence of the Holy Spirit and it helps me to feel calm and put everything in Gods hands.

I thought my faith was lost forever

Debbie Dickinson was confirmed at a service at St Clements, Ordsall. For Debbie, after many years burdened with financial hardship, relationship difficulties and ill-health, it is an especially joyous time.

I was a big atheist!

Kath Sutcliffe's presence and warm, engaging laugh will be familiar to the people of Bacup. She is the Senior Family Support Worker with Bacup Family Centre (BFC) and founder of Embrace.

I was so welcomed

Navid first arrived in the UK in 2011 as a refugee and is a member of the Farsi speaking community at St Thomas Church in Werneth. he became interested in Christianity when living in Iran.

If it hadn't been for God and the church, I wouldn't be here!

Connor loves his job as chaplaincy assistant at St Catherine Academy in Bolton, where he spends much of his time providing pastoral support to teenagers. His own experience of hitting rock bottom enables him to identify with the issues facing many young people.

It's amazing what God can do

It never ceases to amaze me what the Holy Spirit can do with people in a short day! Always interested in ideas and stories, Marie Pattison finds herself on a spiritual journey that has taken lots of twists and turns.

Lost and Found

Bob's life has not been easy. Until his forties he had what he calls an elastic faith - just there when he thought he needed it - and he thought he had everything he needed. But his life changed on one October day.

Making a difference to people in debt

If you dont step outside of your own church you will have no idea where the need is. After notching up 20 years of banking experience, Wendy Steele decided to take redundancy and began work with the Citizens' Advice Bureau.

Ministry to the bereaved

Since my son's death from Covid-19 I have reflected a lot upon my ministry. I see it from both sides, as the bereaved and as the minister.

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