What we're about

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.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Sunday Assembly Bristol: June 2019: It’s in your Genes!

The Trinity Centre

Since before Darwin, biologists have tried to understand how the extraordinary diversity of life on earth came to be. This month, Leslie Turner from the University of Bath will tell us about different speciation mechanisms and the quest to identify ‘speciation genes’, touching on topics such as bird migration, sperm competition, and ligers. Our aim at all Sunday Assembly events is to be radically inclusive. That means that really anyone is welcome to any Sunday Assembly in the world. We'll do our best to not make you feel singled out or treated differently, but we are human so are likely to err, so please feel like you can message us and let us know if we did anything wrong. There's a good chance you may feel challenged (to be a better person hopefully!). Kids are always welcome at Sunday Assembly events, and events at the Trinity Centre are wheelchair accessible and we try and make events at other sites accessible too. In the meantime, why not come along to one of our other events, such as our monthly Chat and Plan! We’d love to see you there.

Sunday Assembly Bristol: Pub Social

Old Market Tavern

Each month after our assembly, we head to the Old Market Tavern for an afternoon social! Come and join us for food, drinks, board games or just general chit-chat - whether or not you’ve been to an assembly, we’d love to see you there! If you’re free beforehand, why not come along to our assembly at 10:45am at the Trinity Centre (which is just up the road from the Old Market Tavern)!

Sunday Assembly Bristol: July 2019: Placeholder

Trinity Centre

This is a placeholder event for our assembly to remind you to save the date in your diary! We’ll update the event with the full details closer to the time. Our aim at all Sunday Assembly events is to be radically inclusive. That means that really anyone is welcome to any Sunday Assembly in the world. We'll do our best to not make you feel singled out or treated differently, but we are human so are likely to err, so please feel like you can message us and let us know if we did anything wrong. There's a good chance you may feel challenged (to be a better person hopefully!). Kids are always welcome at Sunday Assembly events, and events at the Trinity Centre are wheelchair accessible and we try and make events at other sites accessible too. In the meantime, why not come along to one of our other events, such as our monthly Chat and Plan! We’d love to see you there.

Sunday Assembly Bristol: Pub Social

Old Market Tavern

Each month after our assembly, we head to the Old Market Tavern for an afternoon social! Come and join us for food, drinks, board games or just general chit-chat - whether or not you’ve been to an assembly, we’d love to see you there! If you’re free beforehand, why not come along to our assembly at 10:45am at the Trinity Centre (which is just up the road from the Old Market Tavern)!

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Sunday Assembly Bristol: Pub Social

Old Market Tavern

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