What we're about


The Sunday Assembly is a secular congregation that celebrates life.Let’s enjoy it together, to Live Better, Wonder More and Help Often.

Sunday Assembly is radically inclusive. Everyone is welcome, regardless of their beliefs – this is a family-friendly place of love that is open and accepting.

We won’t tell you how to live but will try to help you do it as well as you can.

Our free secular Assembly consists of singing great pop and rock songs, a poem, an interesting talk and community outreach, bookended by tea, cakes, and a chat.

Sunday Assembly is an excellent way to discover new friends and find support for your community.

There is one Assembly a month on the third Sunday.

Doors open at 10:30, Assembly kicks off at 11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. @ The Reading Irish Centre, 96-104 Chatham St, RG1 7HT

To be honest, it's a little difficult to describe what Sunday Assembly really is but here are a few recent quotes:

"Everyone at Sunday Assembly is so welcoming, I love it!"

"Really interesting talk today! More please!!"

'"There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met."

"Come as guests. Leave as friends."'

"Sunday Assembly is an AWESOME group?
Thx to my 4 guy guests for attending today's SA gathering.
Today was only our 2nd month as a member yet we've already enjoyed meeting strangers at their Charity Reading Festival Clean-Up and at the recent Quiz Night.
Looking fwd to seeing everyone again at the next Nov meet-up!"

"abso damn lutely..lovely assembly. Thank you all involved and attending. Spread the word and positivity"

Upcoming events (2)

Sunday Assembly Reading - Be Fearless

The Reading Irish Centre

You’ve already decided to do in 2019 what you meant to do 2018. Now you need the courage to do that. So thinking of you, we’ve invited the brilliant Free Radicals Improv Troupe along to show you how some gentle improv skills can be applied to your everyday life to allow you to say Yes! to more and get you safely through some of the sticky social situations we all have to face. So come and watch, learn and, if you're feeling brave, have a go! Then add some great songs, sung with The Word Of Bob, and all the other fun things that make a Sunday Assembly. After the Assembly, we meet once again at Brewdog Reading, 11 Castle Street, at about 13:15. It’s a 7 min walk from the Assembly. ** More Info ** Sunday Assembly Reading is free to attend and runs entirely on donations. The Sunday Assembly is a secular congregation that celebrates life, meeting once a month at The Reading Irish Centre. Members of Sunday Assembly believe in Living Better, Helping Often and Wondering More, for no other reason than to make the most of the one life we know we have. The Sunday Assembly welcomes all, of all ages and of all backgrounds. The best way to meet new people is to come early. We can always do with a few extra hands, so if you want to really feel part of our community, offer a hand or two. Either contact us now or arrive a bit earlier on the day and we'll find you something fun to do * Travel * The Assembly is at The Reading and District Irish Centre, Chatham Street. Doors open at 10:30 am with the Assembly starting at 11. A 10-minute walk from Reading train station. The closest car park is Q-Park Chatham Place Cheapest car park in Reading is most probably on Napier Street - £1.10 per hour. There is free parking on Sundays on the streets north of the Irish Centre. Try Weldale, North and Great Knollys Streets. There is a footpath that leads from Weldale Street to Chatham Street, and then the Irish Centre will be on your right. Travel issues? Post in our Facebook group page, there are sure to be others travelling in your direction. * The Free Radicals Improv * https://www.freeradicalsimprov.co.uk/

SAR Book Group: A double bill Silas Marner & Casual Vacancy

The first SAR book group of 2019. Eithne has chosen two books and suggests you read Silas Marner by George Eliot first followed by, The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling second. All welcome. Venue: Foyer area of the PentaHotel

Past events (140)

We Will Rock Yule & Post Assembly Party

The Reading Irish Centre

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