Sanderson jones is a social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, comedian, coach, and general celebrator of life.
As Creative Director and Co-Founder of Sunday Assembly, the worldwide community building organisation, he is developed a new way to build congregational communities that are secular, evidence based and inclusive.
Today 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.
Sanderson’s mission today is showing how Lifefulness - the practice of building secular and inclusive communities - can be applied to any place where people come together.
Lifefulness practices can be used in businesses, charities, schools, and prisons, or by individuals in their own lives, to create meaning and belonging.
The goal is to create indirect impact by getting other people put the idea into action.
Sanderson spreads these ideas into organisations through workshops and speeches, regularly speaking at conferences, off-sites, and away days.
Comedy + Wellbeing
Before starting Sunday Assembly, Sanderson was a stand up comedian taking sell out shows to the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. His greatest feat was playing the Sydney Opera House in 2012, having sold all the tickets by hand.
In 2017, he returned to the Edinburgh Fringe with a show that combined Comedy + Wellbeing.
The quest to get as many people as possible in loving communities where they feel accepted, and are living lives of purpose, will often lead to radio programmes and TV studios. He is often asked to comment on social isolation, mental health, community, and religious matters.
He is currently working on ‘Meet The Unbelievers’, a web series exploring unbelief across the world.