The Sunday Alternative is an inclusive secular community that meets regularly to celebrate life
2 Women leading a song with their hands up high

An Assembly is singing great pop and rock songs, a reading, a TEDx style talk and lots of fun. All followed by tea, cake and a chat. An ideal way to meet new people in a friendly and nonjudgmental environment.

People making Halloween pumkins at a Live Better event

Beyond the monthly Assembly, there are plenty of occasions to socialise within a variety of settings around a diverse range of activities. The monthly Coffee Mornings are very popular - 2nd Sunday of the month.

A group of volunteers at the end of Reading Festival clearing abandoned tents

Helping your local and world community is one of the roads to personal happiness. We organise a spectrum of Help Often opportunities, ranging from the practical to the financial.  

The next Assembly is June 22nd -details soon

People engaged in a talk
A group of people comparing forearm lengths during a game at the Assembly

Typically, Assemblies are on the 4th Sunday of each month, starting at 11 am, but doors open for coffee and socialising at 10:30 am. 
Assemblies end at about 12:15, after which people stay for homemade cakes etc and to chat.

Then it's to a local pub or a picnic if the weather is good. Get the full list of upcoming Assemblies and other events here.

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Games bring people together
Games bring people together

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Dancing to Let's Twist Again

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Sunday Assembly Reading was established on Oct 2014 and renamed to The Sunday Alternative on Feb 2020