About Farnham Humanists

Founded in June 2004, we are a flourishing group of Humanists, and people with similar views and beliefs, who enjoy sharing ideas, being stimulated by  talks from invited speakers, contributing to the community and socialising. (Learn more about Humanism.)

In addition to mid-monthly Sunday talks from invited speakers, we meet informally on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 8pm for a lively chat over a drink at the Hop Blossom Pub in Long Garden Walk off Castle Street, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7HX.

See Current Programme Other events typically include an annual debate raising money for charity, country walk and pub meal, visit to a place of Humanist interest, annual dinner, garden party, festive evening and a thriving bookclub.

As well as our members volunteering as individuals for a number of organisations, many of our group give time to the following:

Community work: visiting, but only on request, those in need of someone to talk about life generally, possibly in hospitals, hospices and prisons.

Education:  we receive invitations from schools in Surrey and Hampshire to partake in assemblies, multi-faith days, religious education and debates, where we can offer a secular view as a balance to religion within the Agreed Syllabus.

Ceremonies: Many people know of the very personal and dignified non-religious funerals that humanists have conducted for many decades.

Less well-known are our ceremonies to celebrate aIMG_7320b mini (1) marriage, civil partnership or to welcome a new baby into the world.

These memorable occasions are led by individual members of the group who have been trained, accredited and monitored as celebrants by Humanists UK.

We are a partner group of the Humanists UK and are affiliated to the National Secular Society. We invite a speaker from one of these organisations to come and talk to us once a year.

Farnham Humanists affiliated to the NSS





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