12-18 Oct 2020

Real Lives

Different people Different lives one story…


12-18 Oct 2020

Online streaming here


Mon 12 Oct 8:00pm

The Olympian

Going for Gold

Debbie Flood is a double Olympic Rowing Medalist (and also a triple gold medal winner in 3 World Championships).

Hear her share how her faith has pushed her to perform “faster, higher, stronger”, helped her deal with success and disappointment, elation and heartbreak, and provided a firm foundation for her identity and life.

Wed 14 Oct 8:00pm

The Surgeon

Seeking Truth

Piyush Jani is a leading surgeon specialising in head and neck cancers. Originally from Kenya, he didn’t attend school until he came to England as a teenager.

Hear about Piyush’s upbringing in a Hindu family, and how his life changed when he discovered Jesus was real and for everyone.

Fri 16 Oct 8:00pm

The Terrorist

Locked up for Life

After the murder of his father at the hands of the IRA, Billy McCurrie wanted revenge. Joining a loyalist paramilitary group (UVF) as a teenager, at 17 he killed a man and was sentenced to life in the infamous Maze prison. He admits he entered the Maze a bitter man with no remorse, but had a life-changing experience in prison that enabled him
to walk away from his past.

Hear Billy’s gripping story of transformation and redemption.

Sun 18 Oct 8:00pm

The Addict

Chasing Satisfaction

Yvonne Edwards lived life to the limit, balancing a successful career with an alcohol and drug- fuelled private life. Seemingly to have it all, her life was spiralling down into chronic addiction and suicidal thoughts.

Hear how Yvonne found peace and meaning – not through rehab in the Priory, but through an unexpected encounter that brought healing and lasting change.

The Host

Our interviewer for Real Lives, Roger Carswell is a popular Christian speaker and writer who regularly crosses the UK speaking at universities and churches. He will also be the guest speaker at several of the churches in town on Sunday 18 October. His talk will also be available to watch though this site from 12 noon on Sunday 18th.


Stories. We all love them. Especially ‘human interest’ stories. It’s why we watch soaps and TV detectives, or read novels. It’s why we talk to people! Real lives is an opportunity to hear real stories from real people who have been changed by encountering the Real Jesus. Each of these stories will be streamed from 12-18 October – and are free to watch. They will also be available to watch afterwards.

Stream all the stories online from 8:00pm each day.

What Next?

We hope that hearing these real stories of real lives will raise questions and leave you wanting to know more about Jesus and his claims about real life lived in real relationship with him. We will be running an online 7-week course called “Christianity Explored” which starts on the 2nd November. Please get in touch if you would like to join it (info@realliveschesham.org). It will involve no prior knowledge but provide a chance to look at some big questions as we explore the Gospel of Mark together.

Get connected

Want to explore more with others week by week? Here are local churches in Chesham that have been involved in running the Real Lives Chesham week:

Emmanuel Chesham
Hope Church
St Mary’s Chesham
Newtown Baptist Church
St John’s, Bellingdon
St John’s, Ashley Green
Christ Church and St George’s


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