Sally Phillips, hosted by The Point at Holy Trinity Church, Hurstpierpoint – January

Actor and comedienne Sally Phillips has starred in numerous TV programmes and films, including the ‘Bridget Jones’ movies and more recently ‘Miranda’ on BBC1.

“Incredibly honest”: comedienne Sally Phillips
“Incredibly honest”: comedienne Sally Phillips

Visiting us to launch our latest Alpha course, Sally was interviewed by vicar Will Kemp and his wife Caroline, talking about her life, her work and her faith to a packed church.

She revealed that she actually finds it very hard to be in the limelight and so being the centre of attention as herself was quite hard for her – not that you could tell, as she was engaging, warm and of course very funny.

Sally spoke openly about becoming a Christian and how it took a frightening spiritual experience with terrible nightmares to really cause her to look into the Christian faith. After mentioning this to a fellow actor who was a Christian, he then prayed for her and the nightmares stopped immediately. Subsequently she did an Alpha course and came to faith.

Sally was incredibly honest about her life and spoke about how hard she found it when her youngest son was diagnosed with Downs Syndrome. She said she even decided to become an atheist again for a while, until she realised that God was still there and she couldn’t ignore him!

Jules Middleton, Pastoral Assistant

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. View our GDPR / Privacy Policy more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.