About Us

Our Story

One day, whilst travelling together to a gig in Bath, comedians Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans mused that what was missing from their lives was something that was like a church, but totally secular and inclusive of all, no matter what they believed.  Shortly afterwards, the first ever Sunday Assembly meeting took place on January 6th 2013 at The Nave in Islington.

Now there are over 40 Sunday Assemblies around the world, operating independently, where people gather to sing songs, hear inspiring talks, and create community together.

The original and largest community – Sunday Assembly London – is based at Backyard Comedy Club in Bethnal Green. We meet every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, with the exception of August when we like to give our hard working volunteers a bit of a break!  (Don’t worry, though, you can still get your Sunday Assembly fix by attending one of our summer picnics).

But we are so much more than our two large events a month. Community members run many smaller gatherings where real and lasting bonds are made. The goal is for each and every member of the community to feel welcome and valued, and to live their lives to the fullest.

Our Values

Live Better

We offer inspiring and practical ideas to help people live their lives as fully as possible.

Help Often

Assemblies are communities of action, encouraging all of us not only to support one another, but also to contribute purposefully to our wider communities.

Wonder More

Listening to thought-provoking talks, enjoying poetry readings and performances, singing as one and playing games helps us to connect with the awesome world we live in.

Our Co-Ordination Crew

Our Co-Ordination Crew is responsible for the day to day running of our Assemblies and other events.  They plan, organise and promote our programme, provide leadership and support to our dedicated volunteer teams, and generally keep everything running smoothly (or try to!).

Our Board of Trustees

Sunday Assembly London’s Board of Trustees is responsible for putting in place the structures needed to make sure that everything we do is done in a safe, legal and ethical way.  In dialogue with our community, they also steer the strategic direction of the charity.  

Annual Reports and Accounts

You can find all of Sunday Assembly’s Annual Reports and Accounts below. These are all submitted to the Charity Commission who regulate charities and ensure governance and best practice. To see Sunday Assembly’s profile on their website click here.

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