We are a friendly group of those interested in humanism and secularism, with members coming from Gloucestershire and surrounding areas. We are a partner group of Humanists UK (formerly the British Humanist Association) and affiliated to the National Secular Society (NSS).
We have monthly meetings on a wide array of topics which are open to anyone interested in that month’s discussion: you certainly don’t need to ‘be’ a humanist to come along. Our monthly meetings are at the Victory Club in Lypiatt Road and we meet at 19:15 for a 19:30 start.
We meet up once a month socially too, at 10:00 on the last Sunday of the month for breakfast over lively conversation and laughter.
We’re also involved in the local community and a number of our members are accredited Humanist UK celebrants offering non-religious naming, wedding and funeral ceremonies.
Our monthly breakfast meet-up, but online!
We are holding a 'virtual' breakfast gathering at around 10:00 am to allow everybody to get together and to have a friendly chat.
The event is very much a social, friendly gathering. You are more than welcome to join if you are curious about humanism, secularism, atheism/agnosticism, or believe that you can be good without God through compassion, kindness, tolerance, free speech, and rational thought.
Feel free to bring your coffee, tea, cereal, or scrambled eggs!
In addition, as we are raising funds this year for Cheltenham Open Door, you are more than welcome to to donate what would have been the cost your breakfast to our fundraiser. Fundraising page located here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=GloucestershireHumanists&pageUrl=1
Gloucestershire Humanists - and the groups it has come from - has been around since the 1960s and we've a rich history of social and political engagement on all sorts of topics.
It's now over ten years since our secretary, Hannah, dipped into the archives to reflect on how the group has changed and what remains remarkably similar, so we thought it was time to revisit our history!