What's On

This calendar lists events by SoF or other organisations where the focus is on exploring progressive or non-traditional approaches to religion and interfaith dialogue. Please email  the webmaster  if you would like to suggest other events that should be listed here.

Sea Of Faith Local Groups

A number of local groups are having virtual meetings (using Zoom or similar software) e.g. North London Group (Next Sea of Faith North London Zoom meeting will be on Saturday morning 15th May at 11.00am. See below.)

Peruse the local groups, below, to find your local contact. Make contact and ask about their next virtual meeting. Birmingham, Norwich, North London, and Merseyside and North Wales groups have all held Zoom virtual meetings.

In fact, because Zoom meetings are not bound by geography, a local Zoom meeting may welcome participants from outside its area!

On-line Conversation: Facebook Sea of Faith Network Group

If you would like to be part of our virtual forum, we have been operating a private Facebook Group for a few years, now. To join in:

1. Join Facebook.

2. Then request to join the Sea of Faith Network Group.

3. Scroll down the page until you find a 'thread' you would like to contribute to.

4. If you would like to start a new topic, just make a new OP (Opening Post) and wait for replies (some appear many weeks later!)

Alton Group

The Alton Group is part of the Hampshire Hub which runs local meetings jointly with 'pcn britain'.

See Hampshire Groups below.

Convenors: John & Valerie Stubbington
01730 825398

Members come from a wide area in Hampshire. Anyone interested in joining should ring the Stubbingtons.

Birmingham Group

Convenor: Stephen Williams
07875 574581

For more information, contact Stephen Williams

Cambridge Group

For details of future meetings, contact Andrew Brown

Contact details:

Revd Andrew Brown


Memorial Church (Unitarian)
Emmanuel Road
01223 576952
07950 184421


Croydon Group

'If you are reading this, maybe you are looking for an open-minded discussion group for friendly, unbiased people.

The 'Croydon' group brings together people from South London, Croydon and North Surrey.
Loosely affiliated to SOF, we have members from varied backgrounds and attitudes with regard to religion and life stances.

We like new members and anyone interested is welcome to join or to try us out. We normally meet monthly in each other's homes over tea/coffee, although twice a year we have a bring and share lunch.

The convener is Colin Edgerton. You can contact him at colin.edgerton@ntlworld.com or 01737 211028.

Hampshire Group - Hampshire Hub

The Hampshire Group - Hampshire runs local meetings jointly with 'pcn britain'. Click this link for full details of 'pcn britain' events

Convenor: Martin Godfrey

Location: Hampshire

Region: South East England

Phone: 023 8076 6312

Email: martin.godfrey@pcnbritain.org.uk

Ipswich Group, now the Suffolk Group

The Ipswich group is now called the Suffolk Group (see 'Suffolk Group', below, for details)

All meetings at 7.30 pm

Ireland Group

Sea of Faith members in Ireland attend meetings of the Open Christianity Network (OCN).

For more details, contact Peter Gibson email:mandpgibson @ yahoo.co.uk

The OCN website has recently been updated at: www.ocnireland.com.

Leicester Group

The Leicester Group has decided to take a Sabbatical this year and possibly longer after a decade of successful meetings.

For more details, click on their blog below.

They will occasionally meet informally in an ad hoc way, so note their contact details for more information:

Convenor: Allan Hayes
Secretary: Janet Carpenter
Leicester Group blogmaster: Peter White

Contact details are found in the following blogsite:

Blogsite http://sofn-leicester.blogspot.com

Merseyside and North Wales Group

Contact: Penny Mawdsley 11 Banc y Chwarel, Bodfari, Denbigh, LL16 4DJ 01745 710464 penny.mawdsley@btinternet.com

North East England Group

Contact Bobbie for details:

Convenor: Bobbie Stevens Wright
59 Olympia gardens, Morpeth, NE61 1JQ
01670 519458

North West England Group

Future Meetings

The North West England Group is taking a Sabbatical until further notice.

Convenor: Ann Eggboro
32 Victoria Avenue, Grappenhall, Warrington, WA4 2PD


North London Group

Our next Sea of Faith North London (1st face-to-face meeting since lock-down) will be on Saturday morning 18th June at 11.00am, British Summer Time

Janet writes:

Janet Seargeant says:

'We have decided to hold our next meeting on 18th June live at our house,

61 Fordington Road, Highgate, N6 4TH.

It will be lovely to meet up and see each other again after such a long time. We will also have a shared lunch after the meeting, so please bring a contribution to the lunch. We will provide wine and soft drinks.
However, as we are likely to be a small group and quite a lot of people who can't get to London have expressed an interest in hearing Dinah's talk, we have decided to postpone Dinah's talk until early Autumn when we will hold a Zoom meeting.

On 18th June we will have an informal discussion and magazine meeting. Do bring articles, poems , music or just your thoughts and ideas for discussion.
Anyone who can make it to London will be very welcome even if you have not been a regular member of the group.
We will start at 11.00am and have lunch at about 1.00pm.
I look forward to seeing you then.
Best Wishes

The next North London Zoom meeting will be in the Autumn. The speaker will be the Editor of 'Sofia' magazine, Dinah Livingstone who will speak and lead discussion on aspects of translation.

Chris Avis has produced DVDs of the whole of our last two London Conferences. For details on how to purchase, click on this link.

Convenor: Janet Seargeant
020 8883 8595

North Oxfordshire Group

Blogsite http://sofnorthoxon.blogspot.com

Norwich Group

Convenor: Carol Palfrey
Solar Vis, Happisburgh, Norwich, NR12 0QU
01692 650442

Oxford Group

The Sea of Faith in Oxford usually met at the Friends Meeting House 43 St Giles. The Group is currently taking a Sabbatical.

Blogsite http://sofn-oxford.blogspot.com

Suffolk Group

News Contact: Helena Woddis

Convenor: Charlotte Stewart
01473 328039

Further details from Charlotte Stewart:

Wessex Group, Bath

Our next meeting is at 2.30 for 2.45 on Sunday 7th March and will be by Zoom.

We shall be discussing Dissent, focusing initially on the eighteenth-century Dissenters, Richard Price and Joseph Priestley.

If you are interested in joining the Wessex Group please contact:

Convenor: Nicola Bennetts on bennettsupton@gmail.com

Yorkshire Group

The address is the Heart Centre, Bennett Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HN (in the Granby Room, ground floor usually - but check in Reception on the day).
The Heart Centre is a very pleasant venue with its own very good cafe.

Contact: Carol Sherrard
1 Carnoustie Grove, Bingley BD16 1QF
01274 560283; Mob & Text 07810 682266


Blogsite http://sofn-yorks.blogspot.com

Other Events (non-SOFN)

Progressive Christianity Network Britain

An interesting programme of events

Free To Believe

Another interesting programme of events

Nontheist Quakers

Another interesting programme of events. The Nontheist Quakers are 'Sea of Faith' fellow-travellers and there is a considerable overlap of members.

Humanists UK

Another interesting programme of events

Conway Hall Ethical Society

Another interesting programme of events

Faversham Stoa

Faversham Stoa is a pub philosophy discussion group in Kent

Faversham Stoa's programme of events

Registered charity number 1113177
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