07 Oct 2021
Archbishop Stephen had kindly invited the Mustard Seed team to spend the day sharing and learning together.
15 Sep 2021
Jean worships at St Oswald's, Flamborough, and joined Stepping Up in Bridlington when approached by Jane, her vicar.
28 Jul 2021
Steve worships at St Peter’s Redcar, and shares his story of coming to faith in his fifties, through the witness and influence of his wife.
21 Jul 2021
Jill shares her story of God calling her through the ups and downs of life.
13 Jul 2021
Kev worships at Emmanuel Church, Bridlington, and is part of the Stepping Up group that meets there each week. Kev shares his story in words and in a short film, which was filmed for Easter 2021.
09 Jul 2021
Paul Davies, from St James is a member of the Scarborough Stepping Up group and tells us something of his Stepping Up journey so far.
02 Jul 2021
This week we are sharing a story from St Philip’s, Bilton Grange, which is part of the growing story of generosity from St Mary’s Cottingham.
08 Jun 2021
Laura Carlisle and Phil Sainty are part of St Johns Church, Bransholme, and have joined the Mustard Seed Stepping Up group in East Hull. They describe their church and community and how the support from St Mary’s Cottingham is helping them to develop plans for the future.
25 May 2021
The wonderful thing about stories is that they can grow and develop, and new stories become part of the emerging narrative. This week we share with you a story from St Giles Church, Marfleet in East Hull, which is part of the growing story of generosity from St Mary’s Cottingham.
17 May 2021
Cerrie is part of the Stepping Up group in Scarborough. She shares her story of faith, how her daughter helped her to rediscover God and come home to his love.
11 May 2021
Two weeks ago we shared the story of St Mary’s Church Cottingham, who have been generously Living Christ’s Story, by supporting mission in East Hull parishes. The gift of almost £1,000 has kept growing, so that five parishes in East Hull will now receive over £250 each to support mission in their local communities.
30 Apr 2021
St Mary’s Cottingham used the season of Lent as an opportunity to find out about the people and parishes who are part of the Mustard Seed programme in East Hull.
19 Feb 2021
Jonny Hedges joins the Mustard Seed Team in March as a third Associate Programme Leader, alongside Liz Holdsworth and Angela Bailey, with Programme Leader Heather Black.
15 Dec 2020
Lee-Anne is part of Stepping Up in Middlesbrough. She shares her journey from popping in to her local church to discovering that God has a plan for her life.
09 Dec 2020
Kat who is part of Stepping Up in Hull, shares how she has found faith and family at church, with a new path for the future, which she is exploring.
04 Dec 2020
This week’s story comes from Chris Greenwood who worships at St Martin of Tours, Whinney Banks.
25 Nov 2020
This week’s Stepping Up story comes from Laura in Hull. Laura faithfully serves in her church and community of Bransholme. She also brings her voice and experience into the wider church, most recently into the Church of England work on Living in Love and Faith.
18 Nov 2020
This week Tracy shares her faith story, and describes how she wants to share with others the gift of faith, hope and peace that she has received.
11 Nov 2020
Val, who has lived all her life in Middlesbrough, shares her story and what she is discovering through Stepping Up.
05 Nov 2020
Hull born and bred, Dave shares how his faith of just a few years, inspires him to serve in the church, local community and as a Christian biker.
27 Oct 2020
This week's Stepping Up story comes from Jane Cotterill, who lives and worships in Marfleet, at St Giles' Church.
23 Oct 2020
This week’s story comes from Chris Stringer who worships at St Hilda’s Church, Grangetown.
15 Oct 2020
Two Associate Programme Leaders are to join the Mustard Seed team, supporting the development of its programme, and leading the Stepping Up learning communities growing across Hull, Middlesbrough and our coastal communities.
14 Oct 2020
This week’s story comes from Phil. St John’s Bransholme does not currently have a vicar but Phil and other local people are at the heart of the church serving within the local community.
09 Oct 2020
We will be sharing the stories of people who are part of Stepping Up in Hull and Middlesbrough over the coming weeks. Our first story comes from Sam.
18 Sep 2020
Stepping Up has begun this week. It has felt like the end of a long journey, and at the same time, the beginning of a whole new adventure!
30 Jun 2020
The Diocese of York has secured funding to implement its plan for ‘growing disciples in places where life is tough.’
29 May 2020
At the end of a sunny week, when many people may have been planning to go on holiday, we have been sharing ‘Stories of Hope’ from Scarborough. As one of Yorkshire’s popular holiday destinations the tourism, hospitality and leisure industries have been hard hit by the impact of Covid-19. It is not clear what the long-term impact will be, but our coastal communities are certainly more vulnerable, with businesses and livelihoods in the balance.
14 May 2020
This week we are sharing ‘Stories of Hope’ from Middlesbrough, a town that has been particularly hard hit by the impact of Covid-19. In recent figures released by the Office for National Statistics, there were 79 deaths per 100,000 in Middlesbrough compared with 12-27 per 100,000 in other areas of the York Diocese. There have been over 200 deaths at James Cook University Hospital, a death toll almost double that in York and Hull hospitals.
07 May 2020
This week we are sharing ‘Stories of Hope’ from Bridlington, where churches are responding to the challenges that Covid-19 brings in our poorest parishes, where life is already tough. Every church reaching out in their community during lockdown has made contact with new offering new opportunities to share God’s love.
13 Dec 2019
Heather Black, currently Development Officer for Together Middlesbrough and Cleveland, has been appointed Programme Leader for the new Mustard Seed initiative in the Diocese of York.