Stories

Meet people whose lives have been changed by Psalm 23, and by gardening.

Sophia's Story

Sophia's Story

‘Through my breast cancer surgery, I decided to get into gardening, planting up pots. This garden has been a haven to me, a real blessing.’ Read more

Jackie's story

Jackie's story

During lockdown, I spent a lot of time in my garden, because I find gardening therapeutic. I read Psalm 23 every day. It’s been so helpful. Read more

Eunice's story

Eunice's story

‘Psalm 23 is what I always go to in the ups and downs of my life.' Read more

Janet’s story

Janet’s story

'I had a severe fracture of my ankle two years ago and it has been needing further surgery.' Read more

Graham’s story

Graham’s story

‘I was a reckless caver. There were moments of fear. Psalm 23 calmed me.’  Read more

Jacky’s story

Jacky’s story

‘My son was 16 when he was diagnosed with cancer. He had a brain tumour.’ Read more

Maggie’s Story

Maggie’s Story

‘Home alone in the dark when I was a child, I was frightened. I sang “The Lord is my shepherd” to make me feel more secure.’ Read more

Rachel’s story

Rachel’s story

'I have always enjoyed gardening. I have been going to the church for 30 years. When the idea came up, I was keen to get involved...' Read more

Marion’s story

Marion’s story

'I’m not a keen gardener. I love pottering about, but I’m rubbish. I buy pretty things and they shrivel and die. But I felt that the church yard could be a sanctuary...' Read more

Father Steve’s story

Father Steve’s story

The church yard had become a druggy area that was misused by people with aggressive dogs, people with drink problems. Nobody wanted to come in... Read more

Dave’s story

Dave’s story

I love this copper beech. It makes me feel awestruck. It is so majestic... Read more

Ed’s story

Ed’s story

I was in the computer industry for ever and I never thought I would be in charge of a church yard... Read more