18th DECEMBER 2018 SLEEPOUT CHALLENGE AT ST MARY'S CHURCH - A GREAT EXPERIENCE
It was a great experience- tough and chilling - for Lee and Robbie who slept all night outside in the porch. Speaking as someone who’d just slept the entire night outside on cardboard, Lee commented ‘one of the hardest things is the mental side of it - feeling you’ve been let down somehow -‘ and Robbie commented 'you sort of sleep for 3/4 of an hour and then you’re awake again and shifting around’ . Robbie was invaded by a Daddy longlegs on his face at one point and both men commented ‘the chill really gets inside into your sleeping bag’
Rector John opted for a night in a warmer Church - comparative luxury- in the choir area, and was struck by the ‘wild and wooly’ feeling of being surrounded by unusual noises, as well as the road noise. A different experience of Church!