A plane flew over Kendal Calling this weekend carrying a banner reading “Jesus calls, will you follow?” on behalf of the FlyJesus project. The group have been flying banners over events for a couple of years, including around a dozen festivals last summer.
Festivals they’ve already flown over this year include Download, Isle of Wight and TRNSMT after crowdfunding over £76,000. TheFestivals has been sent the collection of aerial photos below, showing the muddy conditions at Kendal Calling as seen from the plane.
FlyJesus, operated by Escalls Methodist Church, was founded by activist Christine Bonfield. She was “feeling distraught over the spiritual state of our country” when God told her: “Get a plane, tie a banner with my message on it and fly the length and breadth of the country.”
Last year’s banner read “Jesus loves every one of you”. Christine told TheFestivals the group thought the flights were finished after last summer, “but then God revealed he wanted people to be able to respond to His love and follow Him.”
There was concern the Kendal Calling flight wouldn’t take place because of bad weather, but a break on Sunday made it possible to fly the banner over the festival at Lowther Deer Park.
Volunteers from Festival Angels filmed this video of the plane flying overhead.
Christine said: “Festival Angels, who were working on the ground, providing amazing service through their bargain drinks project (buy a mug, then fill it free for the rest of the festival), lost property, rest places and any help festival-goers require.
“It is great having Festival Angels on the ground as apart from all their other work, they are able to chat with people who may have questions with regard to the message.”
Some of the campsite images below show how many people had chosen to pack up their tents early in the wet weather.
Kendal Calling 2019 aerial pictures
These images were taken by the Festival Angels team and show the muddy ground conditions at Kendal Calling this year.