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Sunday Assembly – ‘Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More’
Thu 20 October 2016, 12:30 – 13:30 BST
Why do we exist?
Life is short, it is brilliant, it is sometimes tough, Sunday Assembly helps to build communities that help everyone live life as fully as possible.
The Sunday Assembly is a secular congregation that celebrates life. It was started by Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, two comedians who were on the way to a gig in Bath when they discovered they both wanted to do something that was like church but totally secular and inclusive of all—no matter what they believed.
The first ever Sunday Assembly meeting took place on January 6th 2013 in Islington. Almost 200 people turned up at the first meeting, 300 at the second and soon people all over the world asked to start one. Now there are over 70 Sunday Assembly chapters in 8 different countries where people sing songs, hear inspiring talks, and create community together.
The Sunday Assembly brings people together to sing songs, learn from inspirational talks and connect through volunteering opportunities and peer to peer support groups. Sunday Assembly is run by communities, for communities - with key outcomes focusing on decreasing social isolation, building resilience and social capital, and improving mental and physical wellbeing.
But the only way to understand Sunday Assembly is to experience it for yourself.
Coming along and join in, you should be energised, vitalised, restored, repaired, refreshed, and recharged. No matter what the subject of the Assembly, it will solace worries, provoke kindness and inject a touch of transcendence into the everyday.
Most of all, have fun, be nice and join in.