Sit Next to Me


‘Sit next to me’ was an experiment that happened, Monday 22nd September. However from the success – looks like it might continue! Watch this space for more updates!!

Sit next to me opening

Sit next to me

“Over today i’ve seen and spoken to over 80 people, some for a brief hello, some for quite a long conversations. Conversations around, parking, Scottish referendum, school, children, Jesus, cakes, tea, lighting, and other community matters, fund raisers, ‘Sandylands Friendly Park’, not to mention other pastoral concerns which I can’t disclose. 

Moved by people’s engagement – one lass bought me 2 cream scones from Spar, another a bag of crisps! A bit like the raven with Elijah – God must have known I was hungry. 

Lots of people were moved as to why I was doing this and provoked discussions. It was great to see so many drivers pass by and look twice at me sitting there. One woman sat for well over 1 hour talking – to the point there was not enough room for me to sit or stand as a group had gathered – i had to venture inside to talk to someone! Wow!

Overall – I do hope its shows that our Church is committed to the Community and that we are a church that wants not only to work WITH it but share God’s love to! Sharing God’s Love – Transforming Lives”. – Jonny Gios (Community Worker)

The Revd Dr Jonathan Pye, superintendent minister of the Kendal Circuit, said: “I think this was a great initiative. I am glad that it went so well. It certainly demonstrates, in a creative – and obviously effective – way, the church’s commitment to the community.”.

Sit next to me

Sit next to me

Here are some articles that ‘sit next to me’ were featured in.

Inspire Magazine

The Buzz

The Methodist Recorder