£97.36 – £183.37

The Sunday Assembly Gathering

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Greyfriars Charteris Centre

138-140 Pleasance

Edinburgh

EH8 9RR

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

The Sunday Assembly Gathering 2018

25-27 May 2018, Edinburgh, Scotland

Sunday Assembly is an international movement of wonder and good, with secular congregations bringing people together around the world to celebrate life, live better, help often and wonder more.

Most of this activity is centred on these congregations and the cities and towns in which they operate. Once a year we like to help as many people as possible from the Sunday Assembly community come together in one place to meet, share, learn, support each other and re-energise for the months ahead.

Following on from previous events in London, Atlanta, Utrecht and San Diego, our international event for 2018 will be in the glorious city of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. Our past events have gone under the title A Conference Called Wonder, this year we are calling it simply the The Sunday Assembly Gathering. We are making a space in particular for Sunday Assembly leaders, organisers and supporters to come together, share and support each other, while still having space and time for the distinctive Sunday Assembly cocktail of song, music, delight, energy and amazement.

That being said, all who wish to join us are welcome.

Outline programme

Thursday 24 May 2018

From 19.00 Social gathering in pub with food and drink available to buy.

Friday 25 May 2018

9.00 Meet, register, mingle

9.30 Gathering opening – songs, welcome activities, saying hello

10.00 State of the nation – SA co-founders Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans lead a session about where we are and where we hope to go

11.00 Coffee

11.30 Invited presenters (at least some from the SA community) on topics of interest and relevance

13.00 Lunch plus set up Assembly displays

14.00 Gallery presentation – see what assemblies around the world are doing to build, thrive and survive

14.30 Open Space for convening conversations that matter – set up followed by three conversation slots

17.30 Close of day – songs, reflections, looking ahead

19.00 Dine-around at local restaurants (we reserve tables, you sign up to go out with others)

Saturday 26 May 2018

9.00 Coffee and meet

9.30 Retreat To The Future: SA co-founder Sanderson Jones leads a full day experiential exploration and demonstration of how Retreat To The Future, the new Sunday Assembly event for personal growth, can help us all to more fully embody the goals of living better, helping often and wondering more.

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Retreat To The Future continued

17.30 Close of day with songs and reflections.

19.30 The Sunday Assembly Ceilidh! Scottish food and drink, dancing with the Carrie On Dancing Ceilidh Band, traditional Scottish entertainment and more! No previous dancing, haggis-spiking or caber tossing experience required.

Sunday 27 May 2018

9.00 Meet for band rehearsal, setting up hall, preparing

11.00 Sunday Assembly – with contributions from around the world, an all star band, and a joyous climax to our 2018 Gathering.

13.00 Social time and goodbyes.

Location

The venue for the 2018 Gathering will be the Greyfriars Charteris Centre, a community centre based in a former church on the Pleasance. The Centre features a wonderful main hall where we can host both the Gathering and the Sunday Assembly itself on the Sunday morning. Located on the city’s South Side, the Centre sets below the dramatic Salisbury Crags, is not far from the historic city centre and is well-served by public transport along South Bridge and Clark Street.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Greyfriars Charteris Centre

138-140 Pleasance

Edinburgh

EH8 9RR

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved