Published On: Tue, Sep 17th, 2013

Atheist ‘Sunday Assembly’ announces tour to spread ‘godless congregation’ and ‘celebrate life’

The idea of an atheist church may seem odd, but the phenomenon of non-believers gathering in “worship” environments is on the rise.

The Sunday Assembly, a godless church in London, England, just announced big plans for a “40 Dates and 40 Nights” roadshow in an effort that will likely lead to a monumental expansion of its congregations.


Comedians Pippa Evans and Sanderson Jones, founders of the church, will head to 22 locations around the globe for a “missionary tour,” attempting to launch new atheist houses of worship in each city they visit.

Their efforts will extend from October through November of this year.

More on their group below

The Sunday Assembly atheist group

From their public charter:

The Sunday Assembly is a godless congregation that celebrate life. Our motto: live better, help often, wonder more. Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential. Our vision: a godless congregation in every town, city and village that wants one.

We are here for everyone who wants to:

  • Live Better. We aim to provide inspiring, thought-provoking and practical ideas that help people to live the lives they want to lead and be the people they want to be
  • Help Often. Assemblies are communities of action building lives of purpose, encouraging us all to help anyone who needs it to support each other
  • Wonder More. Hearing talks, singing as one, listening to readings and even playing games helps us to connect with each other and the awesome world we live in.

The Sunday Assembly

  1. Is 100% celebration of life. We are born from nothing and go to nothing. Let’s enjoy it together.
  2. Has no doctrine. We have no set texts so we can make use of wisdom from all sources.
  3. Has no deity. We don’t do supernatural but we also won’t tell you you’re wrong if you do.
  4. Is radically inclusive. Everyone is welcome, regardless of their beliefs – this is a place of love that is open and accepting.
  5. Is free to attend, not-for-profit and volunteer run. We ask for donations to cover our costs and support our community work.
  6. Has a community mission. Through our Action Heroes (you!), we will be a force for good.
  7. Is independent. We do not accept sponsorship or promote outside businesses, organisations or services
  8. Is here to stay. With your involvement, The Sunday Assembly will make the world a better place
  9. We won’t won’t tell you how to live, but will try to help you do it as well as you can
  10. And remember point 1… The Sunday Assembly is a celebration of the one life we know we have



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