An Atheist Church!?

The Sunday Assembly is a godless congregation that meets on the first Sunday of every month (in the UK) to hear great talks, sing songs, and generally celebrate the wonder of life. It’s a service for anyone who wants to live better, help often and wonder more.”

Does this sound good to you, or too churchy even without god? Many non-believers say that they want many of the things that churches offer, sans God. Sanderson Jones has created such a place in the UK and is finding a positive response among many non-believers.

Over 600 people attended their last service,  5 new permanent Assemblies are launching from June - September, and 700 others have asked to start their own. Could the next Great Revival be godless?

Whatever you think, it should be a fun afternoon.  Meet Sanderson as well as other like-minded group members from around the Bay Area.

Sanderson Jones is a stand up comedian by trade.  Last year he sold out the Sydney Opera House selling every ticket by hand.  He is also in the Guinness Book of Records for the World's Longest Hug.


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  • Arthur J.

    Very worthwhile meeting.

    June 25, 2013

  • motoko

    It was nice meeting you all. Some of you requested info about Stanford Center of Altruism Research Center. Here is the link They offer meetings, classes, and events on compassion and empathy. Mindfully,


    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Lisa H.

    Hi. I'm thinking of coming to this (my first time with this meet up group). Do you have any idea if the meeting will be inside, or outside on the patio? If it's outside, I was going to bring along my (very friendly) dog. She's an atheist too. :-)

    June 22, 2013

    • Laura M.

      Hi Lisa - current plans have us meeting inside.

      June 22, 2013

    • Lisa H.

      Ok. Thanks. See you there.

      June 23, 2013

  • Jan A.

    Finally! I've been looking for something like this since the dinosaurs ruled.

    June 23, 2013

    • Laura M.

      Welcome, Jan! Look forward to meeting you. I'll be the one in a silly hat. (I've been there too with no social life for a similar reason.)

      June 23, 2013

  • Terry

    have fun. see you next time

    June 22, 2013

  • Terry

    OK, This sounds so far- out and creative that I just have to check it out!!

    June 21, 2013

  • Veronica P.

    It seems I have a conflicting meeting, but I agree with the sentiments. We can still be spiritual without religion or god. Hope to join you next time.

    June 20, 2013

    • Laura M.

      Sorry to miss meeting you. Thank you for keeping your rsvp current.

      June 20, 2013

  • Laura M.

    I'm interested to hear what he's creating. I'm also interested in crossing paths with others from similar local groups. Hope to chat with many of you! I just may wear my long white spotted pink feathered clown hat. Come say hi if you dare :)

    June 18, 2013

  • Helen A.

    I'll be there; attending my first meet-up ever, on any topic, so I'm curious ...

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Laura M.

    More info on Sanderson Jones and the Sunday Assembly is here -

    June 16, 2013

  • Laura M.

    Palo Alto too far? Are you closer to San Francisco? Check out this meetup to meet Sanderson and connect with other like-minded groups -

    June 15, 2013

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