Author Archives: Martin

Future dates

Unconfirmed dates for future Sunday Assemblies: 8th June, 13th July, 10th August, 28th September Sunday Assembly Volunteering Day of Action: 7th June (after World Environment Day on 6th June).  Sunday Assemblies across the world are aiming to do thousands of hours of volunteering on that day

Pale Blue Dot

Read by Martin Burch at our Sunday Assembly on 6th April 2014, this is an excerpt from Carl Sagan’s book “Pale Blue Dot”.  You can read it in context at  and you can see the image highlighted at or the original at Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s […]

How about a different style of music?

Please post in the comments (below) or contact us if you can sing or play a musical instrument or lead a small band – or if you know someone who can. Part of what makes a Sunday Assembly so enjoyable is having live music.  We need more than one group of musicians to help us […]

Ideas for guest speakers?

Please post in the comments (below) with any ideas you have for guest speakers, or contact us. A Sunday Assembly includes a talk on a topic of interest from an invited speaker; usually for no more than 10 minutes, often inspiring, and in keeping with Sunday Assembly values. It would be even better if you […]

A New Dawn

Written and read by Allan Hayes at our first Sunday Assembly Leicester on 9th March 2014. TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND YEARS AGO, across the plains of Africa, over small wandering groups, the dawn of the era of shared minds began to glimmer. We have come a long way together since then, sharing feelings and intellect, learning […]