Sunday Assembly is a rapidly growing global movement, started in London by two comedians wanting to replicate the best bits of church in a secular setting. We opened one of the first branches here in Bristol, two years ago, and we've been building a loyal, welcoming community ever since.
We're sometimes portrayed as an "atheist church", and while it's true that most of us aren't religious, we're more interested in talking about the things we do believe: It's good to be nice, the universe is amazing, and cake is the fifth fundamental physical force.
Every month, usually on the first Sunday, we get together for an hour to listen to talks from academics and storytellers, sing awesome pop songs, and then mingle afterwards to make new friends over cake and drinks. We also have spinoff events, like musical practices, miniature book clubs, volunteer programmes and a monthly trying-new-hobbies group. Everything is offered for free, but we don't accept any outside sponsorship so we rely on the generosity of our members to keep us running.
You can also find us on Facebook: facebook.com/SundayAssemblyBristol