'Our Story' was produced by storyteller Michael Williams and film-maker Paul Maguire. It tells the story of the Christian Fellowship of Healing (CFH), an Edinburgh-based healing ministry using intercessory prayer.
The CFH was inspired by the spiritual work of the Iona Community in Scotland and traces its roots back to 1940s Glasgow when ministers like Clarence Finlayson took their ministry to the streets to work with gangs.
In the 1960s the CFH moved to Edinburgh where, under the leadership of ministers like Rev Ian Cowie, Rev Ian Davidson and more recently under Rev Jenny Williams, it has developed a large grass-roots membership offering prayers for healing for anyone who requests them.
In 2011 the CFH was forced to undergo a radical structural transformation. As part of the process, storyteller Michael Williams was commissioned to gather stories and help the organisation share its history. He used three core questions: what brought you to the CFH? what does your participation mean to you today? and what 'treasure' would you like to see preserved and carried forward into the future? The responses to these questions form the story told in the film.
'Our Story' is an intimate glimpse into the life of a Christian healing community and, hopefully, offers inspiration to others contemplating or undertaking similar activities.
Produced and Directed by Michael Williams and Paul Maguire
Narration by Michael Williams
Edited by Paul Maguire
Music performed by Seán Pugh