UPDATE 6/3: The Assembly have announced a second sitting at 13:30 and this is the one we will be going to. According to reports of people who've been, you need to get there early to get in so no point trying to meetup in a nearby pub first ...we'll need to queue. We ( Adrian and Ginny) will be there from 12:30, but whether we can hold a place in the queue for everyone is a guess...so take your chances as you will :-) The night before, we will email out a contact number so you can find us. Of course queuing in heavy rain for ages might not be great fun, in which case we may decide to postpone the event as a group event, though of course you can still go on your own.
Following Sanderson Jones' talk for us at the Sunday Social in January we thought it'd be nice to check out his Sunday Assembly and Easter seems the most amusing time to do it! (NB This is technically what would have been the March Last-Sunday-of-the-Month Sunday Social, but is postponed by a week this month )
Afterwards, fear not as we will repair to a local pub after the 'service' for debrief and Re-tox of the morning after the night before!
Here's what the Sunday Assembly site says about this event:
Easter Service – Sunday April 7th, 11:00 and 13:30 pm
What? An Easter service in an atheist church, that doesn’t seem right? Don’t worry, we’re as rational as they come but let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater.
There have been spring festivals since time began, and wouldn’t it be a shame to lose 1400 years of British history over a minor theological difference? Yes. It would. Also, we love chocolate eggs!
Here's a video of the first Sunday Assembly made by a quite odd chap who does a little dance at the end of the video which is only eclipsed in my view by the spectacle of politicians dancing (in particular Boris Johnson at the Olympics). Actually, more correctly, that should be called para-dancing. Anyway here's the video:
Video of the first Sunday Assembly Jan 2013