REAL 2017

Friday 30th June 2017 and Saturday 1st July 2017

Now in its tenth year, we're once again planning fantastic teaching, inspiring worship and all those iconic REAL special moments for you and your friends.

Make a plan to be there for Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July.

Earlybird price tickets are available now and up to 4th June.

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Dear friends,
I’d love you to come and join us at REAL.

This year’s theme is Believe.
Celebrating the 10th year of REAL, we want to reaffirm who we are and what we’re about
a real faith in a real God for our real lives
Many of us believe in Jesus, but what about believing Jesus? What might our lives look like with Jesus right at the centre?

Joining me as Conference speakers will be our own Emily Parker; Author and Speaker Cathy Madavan; and Pastor Joy Blundell.

Please don't leave it to the last minute - make a plan now! Ask a friend to come with you, sort out work dates and family commitments to be here - this is for all women, young and vintage and all of us in between.

So don't miss out as we gather together and put ourselves in the Way of God.
Get booking, get inviting, and get ready for REAL!
Can't wait for us to be together, and to see you there!
Love Catrina x


Cathy Madavan

Many of us have heard Cathy speak at events around the country including Spring Harvest & Care for the Family. In the words of Diane Louise Jorden, “ Cathy is a stunning and compelling communicator who’s serious about encouraging each and every one of us to unearth our hidden potential… Cathy walks the talk- she’s living proof that it is possible to improve your circumstances and she wants to share the good news!”.


Joy Blundell

Joy has been a good friend of Kerith Community for a number of years, she oversees Social Justice and Influence at Alive Church, a multi-site church in the East of England and with her husband Paul is Location Pastor of Alive Lincoln.

She has a heart for the restoration and transformation of cities through the mobilisation of the local church and seeing people find wholeness and purpose in Jesus - which is why she is such a great fit here at Kerith!

Joy is the founding Director of Acts Trust, a Lincoln based charity connected to Alive, which has the aspiration vision of poverty alleviation in the city.

Joy and Paul have been married for 15 years and they have two children, Finley and Poppy. Joy loves fresh air, walking in the hills, eating good food and drinking wine with friends.


Catrina Benham

Catrina enjoys the challenge of making the most of every moment. Lover of sunny days, coffee with friends and adventures outside, accompanied by her dogs. She is married to Simon, leader of Kerith Community Church, and together they have three grown up children! 

Leading REAL, Catrina is passionate about communicating truth from God's word and creating space for women to connect with Jesus, both in the UK and internationally across Europe. Inquisitive by nature, she loves hearing women's stories of faith and freedom, as they fulfil their unique potential in God.


Emily Parker

Emily has become a core member of the Kerith community having pastored young people in LIFE for a number of years and is now increasingly leading the 6pm meeting alongside Liam. During the week Emily works for the national Trust as a Visitor Experience Officer, involved in the marketing and programming for three properties so she gets to work in some beautiful surroundings! We love Emily for her pastoral heart & passion for people, her love of intimacy with Jesus and her quirky sense of humour!


Conference Schedule

19:30 - 21:30Session 1

09:00 - 10:30Session 2
11:00 - 12:30Session 3

Lunch break (make own arrangements)

14:00 - 15:30Session 4
16:00 - 17:00Session 5

Dinner break (make own arrangements)

19:30 - 21:30Session 6

What you said about REAL

The whole atmosphere was so welcoming, inspiring, and amazing!

Worship, great teaching, venue, variety of activities on stage in each session, treats, coffee, shopping!

Just loved all of it, I can't pick one thing out, from the excellent speakers, the beautifully decorated toilets, the worship, the love and general community spirit of women whether we knew each other before or not. Just didn't want it to end.

I had an amazing time, got to know people who I’ve never met before & had people pray for me & I never usually get the courage to ask. I seriously would recommend REAL to any lady old or new to Christ, my mind is totally blown.

Even with so many people attending the atmosphere still felt relaxed and safe. All the gifts, coffee, treats and decorations helped with that. I was able to bring things to God because it felt like a safe place.

The talks were so "real" and spoke straight to my heart.

The "complete" quality of the whole event the amazing atmosphere, meeting so many lovely people, the excellent worship, drama, dance and more, I have already booked and am bringing a friend next year.


To help you plan for your time at REAL we've compiled a list of FAQS.

If you still have questions, we'd love to help, so please do send an email to

We look forward to welcoming you to REAL!

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