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DioneTheDiabolist Sun 02-Feb-14 19:33:07

I went to my first Sunday Assembly today and it was brilliant! I can highly recommend it (although only in my city that I'm not willing to divulge).

Has anyone else here been to one?

DioneTheDiabolist Tue 04-Feb-14 23:56:09

Has no one here been to a Sunday Assembly?

Dutchoma Wed 05-Feb-14 10:02:16

I haven't. What brand of faith is it?

DioneTheDiabolist Wed 05-Feb-14 17:15:58

It is no brand of faith. There is no mention of god at all. It centers on the spirit of

Dutchoma Wed 05-Feb-14 17:51:19

Oh I see. Never even heard of it, sorry.

MuswellHillDad Sat 08-Feb-14 21:01:00

Did go to one last year. Very interesting, entertaining and seems to fill the gap that atheists, agnostic and skeptics have by missing out on church community. I think it could be quite successful because of that "gap" in the market.

I didn't go back because I realised that I'm a quiet atheist who isn't into "sharing" in that way, but there were lots of really nice people there.

I also wonder how well it will deal with grief and charity - not sure it has the capacity that churches do for either of those things. It struck me as a happy place for happy people, not a place for troubled people to find refuge and respite.

niminypiminy Sat 08-Feb-14 21:18:27

That's interesting, MuswellHillDad. I've heard that they are not unlike some of the big evangelical churches like Holy Trinity Brompton in atmosphere and style <shudder>

DioneTheDiabolist Sat 08-Feb-14 23:58:38

I really liked most of it, but some of it was meh. The bits I did like made it quite brilliant though. I liked the singing and one of the speakers was amazing.

All this plus I could drink coffee, DS was kept amused while I listened to really interesting people (a luxury) and


There was cake. Lots of lovely different kinds of cake. 'twas amazing I tell you.

Anyway, on top of that I got talking to those who had attended before. All of them commented on how different this one was to the last. I will be going again because I really like what they are doing and enjoyed myself. I am looking forward to seeing how the next one is different again.grin

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