King's Church Guildford

Our stories

"I love being a Christian, because I know my biggest problem has been dealt with by Jesus"

By Holly Saunders, 20 Oct 2016I’ve called myself a Christian all my life.  Growing up, we went to church at Christmas and Easter, and I knew roughly who Jesus was and what He did.  After a conversation with a Christian friend though, I began to doubt whether I was really a Christian after all. I wanted to find out more – wha...

"I came to understand something that changed my life forever"

By Jon Cranfield, 17 Oct 2016As a child I regularly attended church but didn’t call myself a Christian.  Once I was old enough, my parents allowed me to stop going. I didn’t think Christianity was true, and thought church was all about rituals and rules.  I wanted nothing to do with it. But when I went...

"I saw that my greatest need was not to be well regarded, or the best rugby player, but to know the God who created me"

By Doug Hampshire, 11 Oct 2016Until my late teens, I thought being a Christian was for the weirder, quieter people at school and certainly not for me – especially as it’s what my parents ‘did’. I was a teenager who thought he was right, and the possibility I wasn’t in charge wasn’t something ...

"I am the worst sinner, but I am forgiven because of what Jesus did for me"

By Emily Woodhouse, 07 Oct 2016At school, we had chapel twice a day and I considered myself religious; I loved the hymns and knew the Eucharist by heart.  As expected, I publicly declared my faith in God at confirmation.  But one evening – after a trip to hear an evangelist called Billy Graham – my li...

"I found that through trusting in Jesus I could have a relationship with the God I'd rejected"

By Lara Klopper, 29 Sep 2016I was blessed to grow up in a family who taught me about God from the Bible.  Aged nine, I decided I wanted Jesus to be my King and so prayed a simple prayer asking Him to be just that and saying sorry for my sin. At that point, I didn’t really understand what ‘sin’ was.  ...

"It was witnessing the conversion of a friend of mine... which sowed the first real seed in my mind about Jesus"

By Richard Gray, 25 Sep 2016I grew up in a typically middle class English environment. My mother was a regular church-goer (my father less so) and their beliefs were relatively private.  At boarding school I drifted thoughtlessly through chapel. With hind...

"I had everything I thought I needed for a perfectly content life"

By Emma Meekings, 08 Sep 2016In 2000, I had everything I thought I needed for a perfectly content life – a happy marriage, two lovely children and a nice house in a place I’d always wanted to live.  And yet, as I watched the firework displays to mark a new millennium, I thought to myself: “Is this all there is...