The first week after Easter, 2017, saw the popular Real Lives programme return to St Mary's. The week was packed with a series of relaxed chat-show style events, and offered the chance to hear people from all walks of life whose lives have been changed by Jesus Christ.
The events were a great way to invite friends to hear about Jesus in a relaxed atmosphere. Each interview was followed by a short talk from our guest speaker, Glen Scrivener.
You can find links to audio and video of the interviews and talks below.
Speakers at the events were:
- Katherine from Maidenhead, who spoke about suffering abuse in her childhood which lead to depression as an adult
- Jamie Henshall, a drug discovery scientist, talked of being a Christian in the world of science
- James Shone, a former teacher, spoke of the shock discovery of a brain tumour, life-saving operations and living with impaired vision. He now heads up the charity 'I CAN and I AM' to inspire young people to have confidence in their abilities
- James Carey, comedy writer for the BBC talked about being a Christian in the media and popular culture
- Debbie Flood, Olympic rower talked about God's plan for her life; which has often been different from her own!
- Glen Scrivener spoke at all four main Sunday services and at a men's breakfast on the topic of "The Trouble With Freedom (And Why None of Us Have It)"