The Sunday Assembly is coming to Cardiff! In case you haven’t heard of it, the Sunday Assembly describes itself as a “secular congregation that celebrates life.” In other words, it’s just a bunch of people getting together for the sake of enjoying a sense of community and helping each other out. That’s nice, right?
The Cardiff chapter is looking for people interested in helping to organise it. Fancy that? The kick off meeting is on Sunday 7 February at 11.30am in Little Man Coffee.
What is the Sunday Assembly?
The Sunday Assembly was started by Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, two comedians who were on the way to a gig in Bath when they discovered they both wanted to do something that was like church but totally secular and inclusive of all — no matter what they believed.
The Sunday Assembly Charter
- Is 100% celebration of life. We are born from nothing and go to nothing. Let’s enjoy it together.
- Has no doctrine. We have no set texts so we can make use of wisdom from all sources.
- Has no deity. We don’t do supernatural but we also won’t tell you you’re wrong if you do.
- Is radically inclusive. Everyone is welcome, regardless of their beliefs—this is a place of love that is open and accepting.
- Is free to attend, not-for-profit and volunteer run. We ask for donations to cover our costs and support our community work.
- Has a community mission. Through our Action Heroes (you!), we will be a force for good.
- Is independent. We do not accept sponsorship or promote outside businesses, organisations, or services.
- Is here to stay. With your involvement, The Sunday Assembly will make the world a better place.
- We won’t tell you how to live, but will try to help you do it as well as you can.
- And remember point 1 … The Sunday Assembly is a celebration of the one life we know we have.
The first ever Sunday Assembly meeting took place on January 6th 2013 at The Nave in Islington. Almost 200 people turned up at the first meeting, 300 at the second and soon people all over the world asked to start one.
Now there are 68 Sunday Assembly chapters in eight different countries where people sing songs, hear inspiring talks, and create community together.
Why does it exist? Life is short, it is brilliant, it is sometimes tough, we build communities that help everyone live life as fully as possible.
The only way to understand Sunday Assembly is to experience it for yourself. There will be singalong songs, moving stories, passionate speakers—all finished with tea and cake (or coffee and doughnuts!).
Just by taking part, you should be energised, vitalised, restored, repaired, refreshed, and recharged. No matter what the subject of the Assembly, it will solace worries, provoke kindness and inject a touch of transcendence into the everyday.
You can join a choir, sing in the band, attend and facilitate self-help groups, welcome those who are socially isolated, host potluck dinners, share hobbies, and much more.
Interested in helping out? When? Where?
Sunday 7 February, 11.30am
Little Man Coffee, Ivor House, Bridge Street
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