About the

The Wellbeing Journey

The Wellbeing Journey is a new series to help churches and communities address key challenges in these times. Local churches are in a unique place to lead communities on this holistic journey to improved physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

This 8-part video journey is a HOPE Together and Kingsgate collaboration with Waverley Abbey. The videos are presented by Simon Thomas (Prime Video Sport/ Sky Sports/ Blue Peter) and Joanna Adeyinka-Burford (BBC, Channel 5, Nickelodeon), with contributions from leading experts in different fields.

We have also created a Youth Wellbeing Journey and Schools Wellbeing Journey by young people for young people, to run in tandem with the adult video series or stand alone. This is filmed from the perspective of young people going on their own journey to discover more of God’s plan for their wellbeing.

As well as the two video series there is a book ‘God’s Plan for Your Wellbeing’ by Dave Smith, Kingsgate’s lead pastor, published by Waverley Abbey Resources, which offers a 50-day devotional – fuel for the journey.

“In the times that we are living in, the topic of Wellbeing has never been more relevant or important.”

Simon Thomas
Ex–Sky & Blue Peter Presenter


HOPE Together is a catalyst bringing churches together to transform communities in villages, towns and cities. Our vision is a praying, growing church, that makes Jesus known together with words and action.


KingsGate Community Church is a multi-cultural, inter-generational family of people whose lives are being transformed by the power of God’s love. Since small beginnings in Peterborough in 1988 it has grown – still as one church, but meeting in multiple locations and online.


HOPE Together and KingsGate Community Church are working in collaboration with Waverley Abbey Resources, the publisher of ‘God’s Plan For Your Wellbeing’.