Reading needs a Humanist Group


According to Wikipedia the Reading area has 344,810 inhabitants, making it the largest town  in the UK. Wikipedia also lists the number of places of worship in Reading.

The latest British Social Attitudes Survey shows that from 1983 to 2018, the proportion of the British population reporting no religion grew from 30% to 52%. Membership of Christian denominations declined from 66% to 38%.  Other religions grew slowly from 2% to around 9% probably driven by immigration.

We don’t know how many non-religious people identify as Humanist.  We do know that many who learn about Humanism discover it’s exactly what they do believe.

Reading Humanists aims to support, and to increase the visibility of, the non-religious people in the Reading area, especially those who identify as humanist. It will be some time, though, before we can  have a meeting place dedicated to Humanism.

Places of worship in Reading

History of Reading Humanists

There have been humanist groups in Reading/Berkshire and at the University Humanist, and a Sunday Assembly / Alternative. We started a few months before the Covid-19 pandemic struck in early 2020 holding several meetings including in the Quaker Meeting House and in Reading pubs.

We’ve maintained a regular programme of events by Zoom and will continue to do so until summer 2021. You can see past and future events on the Events tab on the main menu above.

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