Our Stories

Below, you will find the testimonies of people who are, or have been, at Buckingham. We also have some audio testimonies which you can find in the link below:


Yvonne Lim

I grew up in a family of Buddhists, so the existence of God was not a foreign idea. However, when I was growing up, I believed that I did not need Him. I wanted to live my life my way, I wanted to be in full control. But, I stand here today very grateful to know that God chooses us, we do not choose Him.   When I first came to England from Malaysia, I was having a very difficult time coping with everything. I felt very lost. I didn’t know what to do with my life. In the midst of all my trouble, someone told me that I didn’t have to do...

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Paul Ayers

I became a Christian at the age of 20, when I was an art student at Falmouth College of Arts in Cornwall. I grew up in south Buckinghamshire, living with my Mum and Stepfather from the age of 8, after my parents divorced and remarried.  I’m not from a religious background at all.  The only time I went to church was at Easter/Christmas services as part of a C of E primary school. I was taken along to Catholic services occasionally by my stepfather when his two children came for the weekend.  So, I was never a naturally religious person. ...

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Jane Collins

I want to tell you how I came to be a Christian and what God has done for me. I first came to Buckingham Chapel when I was 4 years old, when my family moved to Bristol from Gloucester. I attended Sunday school and church on a regular basis right up to about the age of 17/18. I stopped going because one Sunday night I fell asleep in the service. It all just went in one ear and out the other as I found it all very boring, I really didn’t have time for all of it. It wasn’t that I didn’t believe, in fact I can say I have always believed. I...

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Megumi Aoki

Having grown up attending Sunday school and church, I’d always known what it was to become a Christian. I had never really doubted there was a God, but knew I wasn’t a Christian. I grew up, living in a ‘Christian’ way, happy to go to church every week, and even talking to my friends about God. But I avoided conversations that led to where I stood before God. When I was about 11, after coming back from a Christian camp over the summer, my older sister had come back different. She had said that she’d repented of her sins and asked God...

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Adrian Carey-Jones

I was born and brought up in South Wales. My parents had moved there as part of my father’s calling to be a pastor, and my earliest memories include church attendance as one of life’s normal activities. My brother, my sister and I were required to attend morning and evening services on Sunday, as well as Sunday School in the afternoon, and all I can remember was how mind numbingly boring it all seemed. I used to sit next to grandmother in the morning service and she used to slip me hard boiled sweets during the sermon, probably out of...

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