Sunday 19 August   at   11.00 am – 12.15 pm

Join us on 19th August for a fantastically thoughtful assembly, exploring everyday wisdom and philosophy through an uplifting combination of inspiring speakers, natural science and singalong pop songs.

Our lead speaker for this month is author, broadcaster and psychotherapist Mark Vernon, exploring the valuable lessons that ancient philosophy can still teach us in modern day life. Mark is a regular contributor to The Guardian, Radio 4, The Philosophers’ Magazine and The New Statesman, as well as teaching at The School of Life, The Idler Academy and speaking independently at events around the country.

* IMPORTANT NOTE: This is the third Sunday of the month (not our usual fourth), to avoid clashing with the Bank Holiday weekend *

Other speakers will examine the wisdom of nature and the nearly dead (?), all packed into a joyous 70 minutes of communal singing, listening and contemplation, followed by friendly tea & cake immediately afterwards.

Entry is completely FREE and our awesome venue is lovely and cool inside if the UK heatwave is still in full swing. 🙂


Don’t forget our Young Assembly for 7+ kids, playing games and activities across the road while the main assembly is going on.  This month we are searching for pearls of wisdom; mottos we can reach for at puzzling moments. Plus there will be refreshments: biscuits! … Is this wise? More details HERE:


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).



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.


Sunday Assembly Brighton takes place on the fourth Sunday of every month at the beautiful St Andrew’s Venue on Waterloo Street, Hove, BN3 1AQ (see Important Note below).

Please be aware that although the address above is correct, the map shown by Gogle Maps can sometimes be wrong… it is definitely at the seafront end of Waterloo Street in Hove, opposite the Southern Belle pub (previously the Iron Duke). There are two St Andrew’s in Hove so please don’t end up in the other one, which sometimes gets picked up by Google Maps by mistake and is still a normal church. Ours should be listed as St Andrew’s Venue.