Faith Stories

 A Million Oysters (a family story) by Linda Mackenzie-Philps
Retired Royal Navy officers David and Sabrina Stanesby talk about their faith journeys after battling cancer, being burgled and coping after the death of their precious son William.
 
 Church of England Funeral by Linda Mackenzie-Philps
A Mother talks about the funeral of her son, Daniel Sullivan

 Don't judge a cleric by their dog collar (A marathon runner's story) by Linda Mackenzie-Philps
Marathon runner, sports enthusiast and father to Danny and Kezzie, Wil North is the Rector of the Parish Church of St Margaret, Barming.

 Don't judge a cleric by their dog collar (A photographer's story) by Linda Mackenzie-Philps
Rev Robert Avery is the Vicar of the Church of King Charles the Martyr in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

 Don't judge a cleric by their dog collar (An author's story) by Linda Mackenzie-Philps
Martin Booth is the Vicar of Riverhead with Dunton Green, Kent.

 Everyone is welcome (A university chaplain's story) by Linda Mackenzie-Philps
I really want the students to be known, to feel loved and feel like they belong. This way, life is more meaningful and we can create more community for everyone else to share and enjoy. It’s all about inclusivity.

 Eye of the storm by Linda Mackenzie-Philps
Anthea Hope speaks of her life's work combining science and faith

 Girls on the edge by the Ven Simon Burton-Jones
Simon Burton-Jones expresses his concerns about the media effect on today’s girls, who are pressured to achieve perfection academically, socially and physically.

 God given voices (A musician's story) by Linda Mackenzie-Philps
The Sackville Singers sing for fun and to raise money for charity and usually hold four concerts a year dedicated to local and national causes.

 Homelessness, swept under the carpet? by Linda Mackenzie-Philps
Some of the team supporting the Tunbridge Wells Winter Shelter talk to Reflections. Churches in Tunbridge Wells have been running a winter shelter for the last four years.

 Intensive Care by Linda Mackenzie-Philps
On the morning of Thursday, 7 July 2005, four Islamist extremists separately detonated three bombs in quick succession aboard London Underground trains to target civilians using the public transport system. A decade later, this is a mother’s story.

 John Gallagher (A Judge's story) by Linda Mackenzie-Philps
John Gallagher is the Diocesan Chancellor of Rochester and Deputy Chancellor of Chelmsford Diocese. He was called to the bar in 1974.

 Marjorie Cole (A Chelsea Pensioner's story) by Linda Mackenzie-Philps
Chapel Steward Marjorie Cole at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea tells of her life of Christian faith.

 Memory matters (About dementia) by Linda Mackenzie-Philps
Julia Burton-Jones has recently been appointed by The Diocese of Rochester as its dementia specialist project officer.

 Places of hope (One Head Teacher's story) by Linda Mackenzie-Philps
Kathy Griffiths is the Head Teacher of Bishop Justus Church of England Comprehensive School in Bromley.

 Please, no more beans (A 21st Century Food Bank) by Linda Mackenzie-Philps
The most often donated items are bags of dried pasta and cans of beans. Tinned vegetables can be very nutritious and canned meats are in short supply, so donations of these items and personal hygiene products are especially welcome.

 Poor Man's Theatre by Linda Mackenzie-Philps
Deano Standing talks about his Christian faith and his love for Millwall football club.

 Ribi Adeshokan (a GT3 motor sport story) by Linda Mackenzie-Philps
Ribi Adeshokan runs a project to develop African people in the world of GT3 motor sport.

 Sucker for Love by Linda Mackenzie-Philps
Sophie Lott has a BA (Hons) degree in Politics and a BSc (Hons) in Criminal Justice with a Diploma in Probation. She works as a specialist caseworker, designated safeguarding of cer and Consular FGM lead in the Forced Marriage Unit at the Foreign and Commonwealth of ce. Sophie is the daughter of the Archdeacon of Bromley and Bexley.

 Sylvia McLean by Linda Mackenzie-Philps
Sylvia McLean is a retired nurse who was awarded the Queen’s Medal for Nursing in 2013 for her contribution to nursing.

 The bullying of youth by the Ven Simon Burton-Jones
Simon Burton-Jones reflects on how cyber-bullying affects us all.

 The Cult of Me by the Ven Simon Burton-Jones
Simon Burton-Jones examines the contemporary cult of the individual in modern Britain.

 What's so great about a Church of England Baptism? by Linda Mackenzie-Philps
James Pierce talks about the baptisms of his two children, Leo and Lyla Stevens-Pierce.

 What's so great about a Church of England Wedding? by Linda Mackenzie-Philps
Genna and Michael Quigley met in Tunbridge Wells in 2009, and married at the Church of St James there in June 2014.




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