Who we are
Sunday Assembly Sydney is for people who want the community aspects of religion without the religious bits. It’s a secular congregation that celebrates life and we love our cool motto –Live Better, Help Often and Wonder More!
We get together for an hour on the last Sunday of every month (at Redfern or Glebe) and sing awesome pop songs, hear inspiring talks (a bit like TED), listen to insightful readings, then mingle afterwards and make new friends over tea and cake.
Everyone is welcome to come to any of the events and they are all free, however, we do not have any outside sponsorship so we rely on the generosity of our members to keep us running.
If you are curious about the assembly but are not sure what to expect, take a read of a fellow Sydneysider’s first time experience here and/or listen to Sanderson Jones (the co-founder of Sunday Assembly) explain what it’s all about here!
Smoups are small groups and are a great way to meet other Sunday Assembly members who share a common interest. For details about times and locations of upcoming smoups, check our meetup group or facebook page. As a general rule:
- The Craft Smoup is on the first Sunday of the month. We go on crafty excursions, such as the Leura Gardens festival and Reverse Garbage.
- The Bushwalking Smoup is on the second Sunday of the month. We typically go on a 2-5km walk somewhere around Sydney and stop for lunch to enjoy the view. Previous walks have included Collaroy for whale watching and Taronga Zoo to Clifton Gardens.
- The Philosophy Smoup is on the third Sunday of the month. It’s usually at the Shakespeare Hotel, Surry Hills, from 2pm to 5pm
- The Beer Smoup is held after the monthly assembly at the Woolpack Hotel, Redfern or the Erko Hotel, Erskineville. Friendly conversation is compulsory, lunch and beer are optional.