A Northampton based Baptist minister has broken the world record for travelling from Land’s End to John O’ Groats by local bus services.

Chris Matthewman, minister of Kislingbury and Upton Baptist Church, started his trip on Thursday 9 August, catching the 7:19am bus from Land’s End. He came into John O’ Groats at 13:35 pm on the number 77 bus from Wick five days later, breaking the previous record by over four hours.  Chris, dressed as ‘Where’s Wally’, undertook this bus marathon, to raise funds for LAMPS, a Christian arts and theatre collective.
'I just like taking the bus. I like the space and time it gives me. Time to think, to read, to write, to listen to music or a talk. To ponder and to pray.  'I have both written and acted for LAMPS productions and the arts in general mean a lot to me, but raising funds for this type of work is never easy, so I was happy to do my bit.'  Over the five days, Chris travelled over 1000 road miles and caught a total of 33 buses.   He states, 'I have been blown away by the goodwill of strangers and the generosity, banter and support of friends old and new.'

Pray that our Church may be known as a place of warmth, love and practical caring, with a willingness to share the good news about Jesus freely and honestly with everyone.


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