God For All Stories

Pouring out God’s love – Gill Grisedale

Meet Gill Grisedale, a Community Pastor at St Mark's Church in Barrow-in-Furness. She stepped out in faith, gave up her previous job and is now working for the church in one of Cumbria's most deprived parishes. From lunch clubs to clothes banks and knit and natter drop in sessions for community groups, Gill is helping outreach right across the parish. Gill says: "I pray to God each day to use me and make His brew… read more

My real and personal God – Angela Spriggs

I’m Angie, I was born in Barrow and I have two grown-up daughters - and I’ve just become a grandma for the first time! Before I became a Christian, life was pretty much like everyone else’s: work, family, paying bills. I think I always felt something wasn’t quite right, but didn’t know what. That all changed back in May 2015, during the Believe in Barrow event. I’d gone into Barrow Market, just to buy some… read more

Listening to God – Amanda Dennison

Hello. I’m 44-years-old, I live in Dalton-in-Furness and I go to St George’s church in Barrow. I work for a company called TCV which is a training and employment services company which helps people who have a lot of problems and issues in their life. I try to help them the best I can. I have always been a Christian, all my life, but I did get lost along the way with my Christianity. I… read more

Trusting in God – James Edgell, Children and Families Worker

I was very blessed to be brought up in a Christian home with parents who loved God and who displayed God’s love by the way they loved me. I also grew up in a very large Baptist church in Essex and every Sunday I would go to Sunday school. It was in April 1993 that my family took me to Spring Harvest and it was at the kids’ group, called Whizz Kids, that I actually… read more

My God of grace – Robin Ham, Pioneer Curate Barrow Deanery

I was reading an article the other day that described those of us who’ve grown up in the 80’s or 90’s as ‘Generation Me’. It might not be the most flattering description, but, like most generalisations, there’s probably something in it! Apparently more than any other generation we have a much more heightened sense of ‘self’ and are likely to exhibit strong narcissistic tendencies. We may not all think we’re going to be the next… read more