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Real Lives 2017

Real Lives is an opportunity to hear real stories from lives that have been changed by Jesus.

In 2017, Real Lives saw the Above Bar Church building transformed into a café-style setting, with refreshments and live music. Every evening features an interview with a different guest, followed by a short talk explaining the Christian faith.

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This year’s guests...

Slavko Hadzic

Slavko Hadžić

Mafia to Minister

Tuesday 10th October

Slavko is a former mafia member who now leads a church in Sarajevo. He talks about how his life has led him to rely on God’s faithfulness.

Watch Slavko’s Interview

Linvoy Primus

Linvoy Primus

Football and Faith

Wednesday 11th October

Linvoy Primus, ex-Premier League footballer, shares stories of the ups and downs of a life in football and the difference his faith made in that time.

Watch Linvoy’s Interview

Martha Collison

Martha Collison

Bake-Off and Belief

Thursday 12th October

Great British Bake Off contestant Martha Collison talks about her experience on the show, and how her faith has shaped how she uses her gifts.

Watch Martha’s Interview

John Bryant

John Bryant

Bioethics and the Bible

Friday 13th October

John Bryant, Professor of Biosciences at Exeter university, talks about the impact that God has had in his work in the field of science.

Watch John’s Interview

Manoj Raithatha

Manoj Raithatha

Riches to Redemption

Saturday 14th October

An ex-Hindu and property tycoon, Manoj talks about great loss, and even greater gain.

Watch Manoj’s Interview


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Accessible Sunday services

It’s been nearly two years now since we started exploring how to make our Sunday gatherings consistently more accessible to everyone – authentic church but with the barriers as low as possible.

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