This week we’re looking back at the stories which have fired our imagination and caught our attention over the past 12 months. When it comes to the church world, there has been no shortage of headline-grabbing stories to keep us occupied, from pastors falling from grace to the endless rows over LGBT issues. We’ve seen iconic church leaders pass on the baton to the next generation and in some cases pass away. There have been long-awaited setpiece events and, entirely unexpected crises. So I invited Sam Hailes and Emma Fowle from the Premier Christianity magazine to join me to take a look at 2022 in church news and pick out some of the stories which most fascinated, outraged, saddened and encouraged them.