Our Vision

We believe the church is God’s beautiful display of family, of intergenerational love and devotion, and TBT exists to show everyone that they’re invited to belong.

Storytelling for life

1.  Joyful life – exuberance for everyone:
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Psalm 118: 24 (ESV)

2.  Family life – a place and a purpose for everyone:
“… all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
Psalm 139: 16 (NIV)

3.  Full life – restoration by God’s love for everyone:
“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts…”
Psalm 95: 7-8 (ESV)

Our Mission

TBT will be the most trusted and transformative storytelling project in communities across the UK and beyond.

Our Manifesto

TBT is an intergenerational project that brings joy, hope and life to people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. We equip individuals and churches with the resources, training and support to deliver creative storytelling experiences. 

We aim to restore intergenerational community which will improve the mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of everyone involved.


We are interested in everyone in the room.  It’s always intergenerational.

High Quality

We provide a high quality creative experience.


There is joy in this place!
Then freedom will follow.


TBT will be the most tested, trusted and transformative storytelling project in communities across the UK and beyond.


We create a place for belonging.


Our simplicity gives imagination
free reign.



Cinnamon Incubator Competition

“Through the process, I’ve become even more sure that the church network is a solution to a very big problem.”

– Gemma Gillard

We are proud to announce that TBT has been was awarded the Community Action Network Community Hero award for our intergenerational storytelling project.


Community Heroes

“Our Community Hero in the Spotlight for January is the intergenerational storytelling project, Truth Be Told. A Poole charity founded by professional storyteller, Gemma Gillard”

– Community Heroes