Sunday June 23rd, 11.00am – 12.15pm

You are invited to join us on Sunday 23rd June IN OUR NEW VENUE – MIDDLE STREET SCHOOL HALL, (see below) for our monthly secular celebration of life, where we’ll be exploring the theme of friendship, accompanied by sea shanties and singalong pop songs.

Our guest speakers are the awesome Duck Pond Sailors, a group of local lads that learn and sing traditional sea shanties and Sussex folk songs, usually in a nice cosy ale house keeping a safe distance from any dangerous sea conditions (or dodgy movies trying to cash in on the resurgent sea shanty trend). The story of their harmonious exploits will be complemented by a healthy dash of science, personal reflections, a communal singsong and lashings of free tea & cake immediately afterwards.

Entry is completely FREE and if you’ve got any little people who might get restless during all the talking, there is the Young Assembly…


Young Assembly is for 7+ children, with or without parents. We gather after the first song of the main Assembly, move into the next room for related activities and talk, and rejoin in time for the last song at about 12.00. There is food and a magic trick.

For younger children, there will be toys in the corner of the Young Assembly room, but you will have to supervise them.

Full details at:


We will also be running our popular foodbank collection at the main entrance: making it super simple for you to donate any in-date, non-perishable food and toiletries that you can spare (ie. tins, packets, jars and bottles).

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We are trying out a new venue for our June assembly – which may become our new permanent home, owing to revised fire capacity restrictions at St Andrews. Our new venue is the main hall in the awesome Middle Street School, on the edge of The Lanes in the very centre of Brighton.

Middle Street School,  37 Middle Street, BN1 1AL.

As you can see from the photo of the school gates below, we can’t claim it’s as beautiful as St Andrews but INSIDE it is a lovely light & sociable space and offers some great extra benefits. These include proper toilets, a built-in screen & sound, proper chairs, instead of cattle stalls and a large adjoining room & outside area for our regular Young Assembly and for enjoying tea & cake after the assembly.

Please note that entry on Sunday is via the main school gates on Middle Street, which will be open from around 10am (NOT the weekday entrance to the school reception on Boyce’s Street).

Also, please bring your favourite keep-cup if you have one, to a) save the planet and b) save the washing up, which is restricted.

The Sunday Assembly is a worldwide network of non-religious gatherings which aims to uplift and inspire through readings, talks, silent contemplation and classic pop songs.

Don’t forget to check out the Facebook page for activities, especially our programme of sociable walks: ‘Wander More’.

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