A NEW podcast sharing people's encounters with God is set to launch later this week.

Hazel Woodward, from Bampton, will be launching God’s Rollercoaster Podcast on Friday.

The nine episodes in the first series will address challenges from all walks of life, from domestic abuse and depression to baby loss and bereavement.

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Mrs Woodward said: “The idea for the podcast was inspired by the first lockdown of 2020.

“When speaking with God during this difficult time, he asked me what I most enjoyed doing.

“I reflected on my joy of the powerful impact of sharing stories and the idea for the God’s Rollercoaster Podcast was born.

“I’m so proud of this project and am delighted to be able to share people’s stories of God far and wide.

“The podcast is already taking on a life of its own, growing into a community of real people sharing real stories, this is just the beginning.”

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The podcast is produced and edited by Waymaker Consulting, based at Bloxham Mill.

Lydia Berry, director of Waymaker Consulting, and co-host of the podcast, said: “We can’t wait to build the God’s Rollercoaster community and see people’s reactions and engagement.

“Oxfordshire has a vibrant and supportive community that we think will embrace these stories.

“We believe in the powerful truth of everyday people sharing their stories and the importance of giving people a voice, and the podcast encapsulates both of these perfectly.”

Each episode will be released weekly.

To listen to the podcast, visit godsrollercoaster.co.uk