The Church Commissioners annual report for 2013 has been published, and it features the story of the Revd Ben Norton's work.

The report shows how the Church of England is transforming lives as the Commissioners support work across the country for church growth in new housing and development areas as well as a dedicated stream of funding for work in deprived areas.

The Report also features Commissioners funded projects from around the country, including the work of former hair stylist the Revd Ben Norton, who has an Archdeaconry brief for pioneering work among young people building on earlier work on a major housing estate. He is also volunteering a day a week in the local hairdressing salon.

You can download the report here, and listen to an interview with the Revd James Barnett, pioneer minister to new communities in Leeds, here.

Picture: Tony Bartholomew.