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Sunday 28th February: ‘Journeys’

Unfortunately, our programmed main speaker, Steve Parker, was not able to attend our assembly on Sunday, but another Mr Parker, Michael, stood in at the last minute: we’re extremely grateful to him for stepping in! First-time host, Gareth was our front-man for this month’s assembly on the theme of ‘Journeys’.  While the runners of the Brighton […]

Sunday 20th December: ‘Feasts’

Our December service had a festive flavour as we learnt about ‘Feasts’. Incredible local freestyle lyricist, ‘Gramski’, got the service off to an up-tempo start with his improvised poem about a feast involving the audience-suggested Gandhi and Marilyn Monroe, on the West Pier discussing Star Wars: pretty impressive stuff (perhaps you had to be there!). […]

Sunday 22nd November: ‘Differences’

Sunday 22nd November: Differences We had two different hosts for November’s assembly, Rob and Mikey, who led us through an inspiring itinerary on the theme of ‘Differences’. To start things off, Louise Taylor read her poem, ‘The Lightbulb’, which she described as ‘a poem about a journey to make a difference’.  In the poem, when […]

Sunday 25th October: ‘Boring’

‘Boring’ was a surprisingly interesting theme for this month’s service.  ‘Parklife’ was a lively opening song, the narrative being wonderfully delivered by Rob, our host for the day, supported by our choir and the Sunday Assembly Brighton house band. Sunday Assembly Brighton first-timer Michael Parker read his uplifting poem and proposed that ‘being bored isn’t […]

Sunday Assembly Brighton AGM 2015

This year’s AGM will be after the September service (27th September) in the Cellar Bar at The Brunswick pub, Holland Road, Hove from 1.30pm.  We will be reviewing the events of the past 12 months, presenting our financial report and electing the committee for the forthcoming year.  Everyone is welcome to come along and help […]

Sunday 23rd August: ‘Express Yourself’

The theme of this month’s service was Express Yourself and we kicked things off with a rendition of Madonna’s song of the same name.  Gareth read from ‘Letters of Note’ an entry by Robert Pirosh who expressed his love of words in his cheeky pursuit of a job as a screenwriter.  Pirosh’s creative approach apparently worked […]

Sunday 26th July: Wild!

It was this time last year that Sunday Assembly Brighton took itself outdoors and held the July service on Hove lawns.  This year, we brought the outdoors inside, which was just as well as the heavy rain would otherwise have made for some soggy cake! Anita and Izi were our hosts for the day and […]

A bit of Sunday Assembly poetry

Regulars out there will know that we’re lucky enough to have a resident poet in our congregation. Rosa sometimes performs poems she’s written especially for our assemblies, based on that month’s theme. Well, it’s about time some of her wonderful creations were immortalised here, so everyone can enjoy them as often as they like! Acceptance Our judgey […]

Brighton Fringe special May assembly: Connection

What a lovely day we had on Sunday at Brighton’s fabulous Spiegeltent. I hope it’s not presumptuous to say that a good time was had by all… It was such a privilege to be invited back by Brighton Fringe and particularly to return to the grandest tent you’ll find that doesn’t come with its own […]

Sunday 26th April: Play

Yesterday (25th April) marked two years since Anita, Amy, Sanderson and I met in a pub in Trafalgar Street to talk for the first time about setting up a Sunday Assembly in Brighton … and what an incredible two years it has been!  Now, as a strong and supportive 9-person committee and with the ongoing […]