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Atheist Sunday Church service seeks new home

Posted at 9:30 am, April 28, 2013 in News

Sunday Assembly at the Atheist Church (c) Graeme Turner
London’s first atheist Sunday church service has been kicked out from its venue, The Nave, by its landlord St Paul’s Steiner School. That hasn’t spoiled the fun though. The Sunday Assembly’s next service, due to happen on May 5, is going ahead at Conway Hall instead. The theme of the service is ‘Play’ and it’s being conducted by Marie Foulton of Wild Rumpus, a east London games night that turns video games into actual physical activities.

Expect mass-participation games, a potluck picnic – and a callout for a new London venue for the atheists. ‘A deconsecrated church with just the right level of shabby chic was perfect,’ says Sanderson Jones, co-founder (see above). ‘If anyone else can suggest some venues we’d love to hear about them.’

Gary Bridgewood (Trustee St Paul’s Steiner Project) said that ‘The Nave was thrilled to play host to Sanderson Jones Sunday Assembly meetings. Sanderson is a wonderful and inspirational person and we are truly regretful that they have so swiftly outgrown The Nave. We wish Sanderson and the Sunday Assembly every success as indeed we do to all the Sunday Assemblies that he has inspired around the world.’ Just don’t pray they’ll find a new home…

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