Straight from the seventh circle of Islington comes the Sunday Assembly, an atheist church with a golden rule of its own: ‘live better, help often, wonder more.’ The (un)church started as a lark between comedians Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans in January 2013 – a place for athiests to sing songs, stomp their feet and enjoy an atmosphere of good cheer and community – but quickly turned into something more. Now, less than a year later, the Assembly has a local non-gregation reaching into the hundreds, chapters in Melbourne and New York and a winter tour planned for the UK and North America. Finally, all the fun of a Sunday morning church service with none of the heavenly rewards! Historian Dan Snow talks at the Assembly’s humanist Remembrance service.
The Sunday Assembly