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Faith Stories 2013

John Sentamu's Faith Stories 

Every day, across the country, many Christians are living out their faith in their communities.

By being open and listening to God they are accepting new challenges and new ways of life.

They are using the skills and talents that God has given them to help others reflect on his message.

They are taking the 'Church' out onto the streets and showing God in action.

They are exploring their faith and continuing to grow and connect with God.

They are providing valuable resources for clergy and laity.

They are seeing the wonder of God in all the things around them.

They are working together to offer people new ways to worship.

They are serving their communities and supporting those in need.

Together, they are a wonderful group of inspiring individuals who are living out the Gospel and really making a difference.

About the book  'John Sentamu's Faith Stories'

The Archbishop has compiled a book 'John Sentamu's Faith Stories' featuring twenty inspiring stories from ordinary people with extraordinary experiences.  This is published by Darton Longman and Todd (ISBN: 978-0-232-52978-4). 

In the book, the individuals  explain what their faith means to them and how it makes a difference in their lives. Some of these people are facing up to difficult personal circumstances, and their stories are a compelling testimony to the resilience of Christian faith.


Stuart Petty

 Living the Gospel - Stuart Petty

Sarah Nicholson

 Keeping God at the Centre - Sarah Nicholson

Izzy McDonald Booth

 Regaining Faith - Izzy McDonald-Booth

Robin Gamble

 God Given Talents - Robin Gamble

Richard Nihill

 Making a Difference Through Love - Richard Nihill

Lyn Edwards

 Hearing God's Call - Lyn Edwards

Matt Woodcock

 Trusting God - Matt Woodcock

Edwin Pugh

 Life's Choices - Edwin Pugh

Father Marshall

 Serving the Marginalised - Rodney Marshall

Sam Foster

 Wrestling With God - Sam Foster

Mary Butterwick

 Listening to God - Mary Butterwick

Graeme Urwin

 A Fresh View of the World - Graeme Urwin

Lee Kirkby

 Love Life, Love God - Lee Kirkby

 Alison Phillipson

 Living Out Your Faith – Alison Phillipson

Ben Norton

 Challenging Stereotypes - Ben Norton

Tim Renshaw

 Hope, Life and Transformation – Tim Renshaw

 Paul Birch

A True Vocation - Paul Birch

Malc Clark

A Modern-day Christian - Malc Clark

Andy Grant

Being Called to Be the Best – Andy Grant

Peter and Beryl Beynon

When the Impossible becomes Possible – Beryl Beynon

If you are interested in reading some previous faith stories, please visit More Faith Stories