Sanderson Jones

Sanderson jones is a social entrepreneur, celebrant, speaker, facilitator, recovering stand up comedian and celebrator of life.

Celebrate Life

Celebrating life is the simple philosophy that is the backbone of all Sanderson does. His first stand up show was called 'Another Heartbreaking But Ultimately Life-Affirming Show About Death' and Sunday Assembly is a 'Secular Congregation That Celebrates Life'. It's the thread he's following...

Sunday Assembly

As CEO and co-founder of the Sunday Assembly, the worldwide community building organisation, he is pioneering a new methodology for building congregational communities in a secular, evidence based and inclusive.

There are over 50 Sunday Assembly communities across the world with thousands participating every single month. Founded in 2013 the global movement continues to grow in strength. 


Before launching Sunday Assembly stand up comedy was his trade, which led to solo shows at the Sydney Opera House and reviews like this:

"People leave dazed, and in extreme physical pain. The human body is not designed for this amount of laughter." Five stars, The Skinny

When Sunday Assembly went viral he had to choose between his career as a stand up and launching a start up. He decided to use his skills as a performer, writer and creative to imagine new worlds and try to build new ways to get there.

World Record Holder

He's also twice world record holder for the world's longest hug and will try to crowbar it into just about any conversation. Like this.

You can find out more about his work in The Work. If you want to get in touch the contact page is for you.


The Way It Is

There’s a thread you follow. 

It goes among things that change.

But it doesn’t change.

People wonder about what you are pursuing.

You have to explain about the thread.

But it is hard for others to see.

While you hold it you can’t get lost.

Tragedies happen; people get hurt

or die; and you suffer and get old.

Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.

You don’t ever let go of the thread.

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