notes offered to public during Burnham-On-Sea experiment
of the public in Burnham-On-Sea have been offered free £5
notes in a unique experiment organised by a church.
at Burnham Baptist Church spent 45 minutes in the High Street handing
out leaflets - with an offer of a free £5 note to anyone who
brought the leaflet back.
was all part of an experiment to see whether local people would
pass up the opportunity for a free gift since the leaflet was from
spokesman said: "As you might expect, some didn't want a leaflet.
Some took one and figured they weren't interested, or put it in
their pocket to consider later."
read the leaflet and wanted to know what the catch was, even to
the extent of returning the leaflet and refusing the cash."
was no catch, we wanted to show the results in our monthly Ignite
service because we think that people often react to Jesus the same
don't want to know. Some figure they will think about him later.
Some think he's all a bit too good to be true. Either way, they
miss out. So, this Christmas, why not take a fresh look at the birthday
boy? And we know what you're wondering: 'What did it cost those
mugs?' Well, just eight people came back."
you still have one of those leaflets at the bottom of your bag or
pocket, sorry, you're too late."
church has posted the following video online on social media to
show the results: