What does urban Christianity look like in the 21st century? While many older established churches across the UK are struggling for numbers, communities of faith are growing in surprising places, outside the confines of the conventional Sunday service. This project documents some of these unusual worship settings across Manchester and Salford, including a hipster coffee shop, council estate, supported accommodation, comedy club, the gay scene, Muslim-background believers and homeless outreach. These groups have been photographed in activity, enacting their faith in everyday, undramatic scenes. The resulting body of images demonstrates the diversity and vibrancy I see within contemporary Christianity and challenge the view that it is dying.
Hannah Beatrice • Sandro Georgi • Aaron Guy Leroux • Miguel Varela • Luke Watson • Tobias Wilkinson •