Stories

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

Canon Julie’s story

Canon Julie’s story

When I arrived in 2011 this was a mass of brambles and holly. There was just nothing... Read more

Joy's story

Joy's story

'I had broken heart syndrome.' Read more

Paul’s story

Paul’s story

‘I had a breakdown. I had come to the point where I was ready to take my own life.’ Read more

Margaret’s story

Margaret’s story

‘My husband went camping with our boys and never came back. He had a heart attack and died on the mountain.’ Read more

Dave’s story

Dave’s story

‘I’m a season-ticket holder at West Bromwich Albion. We sing The Lord’s my shepherd whenever Albion score a goal.’ Read more

Christine’s story

Christine’s story

‘My brother had bone cancer. It was heart-breaking.’  Read more

Angie’s story

Angie’s story

‘We were flying on holiday. There was a storm. People were praying all around me.’ Read more