Text a Toastie religious initiative returns to Jesmond

This week Newcastle University’s Christian Union (NUCU) is organising their fourth Text a Toastie event of the year in Jesmond.

The Text a Toastie event, held on May 10th from 6-8:30pm, is designed to enable local residents to text in their ‘Big Questions’ about faith and Christianity to the university Christian Union along with their desired toastie flavour and address. Within an hour a member of the team will ready with answers and with a hot toastie waiting at the door.

The initiative was first implemented in Jesmond in 2015 and has been successful with up to 150 toasties delivered every two hour slot, but this year the event will also be extended to Sandyford and across university halls.

Nick Carter, the president of NUCU said that Text a Toastie “provides a really easy-going (and tasty) opportunity for people to ask any questions they have about God and Christianity and get answers in a friendly way, without any pressure or judgement”.

It is hoped that more events such as these would help to build community through conversation and provide a platform for residents to express and question views in a friendly environment.

Carter continued: “These events create a really unique buzz amongst people of Jesmond which is so characteristic of the area and so rare to find elsewhere.”

The Christian Union is present in Jesmond and is always searching for more churches, groups and individuals wishing to support it financially and get involved.

Most recently the Christian Union has instigated a weekly tea, toast and cake stop on Fridays between 9:30pm and 1am, thanks to the help of Jesmond Methodist Church.

To take part in Jesmond’s Text a Toastie questions can be sent to 07941 893393.