Author: Graham Connell

New Book Club Started – Next Meeting 31st May

The first book club organised by the Sunday Assembly, with support from Greater Manchester Humanists, was held on Wednesday 26th April.

The club meets monthly at the Wonder Inn organic cafe (initially) to discuss a book of fiction alternating with a book of non fiction. It will normally meet on the last Wednesday of the month, however in May it is 31st May when the book will be Corrections by Franzen.

No charge but this is a cafe, so one would normally buy a drink and/or food.

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Ambles Rambles – Sunday May 28th

GMH is ambling and rambling again this summer!

We will hold a number of walks on the last Sunday of each month. They start at 11 am and involve a two hour, generally flat, walk. We will refresh ourselves either during or after the walk at a café or a pub. The first walk took place on 30 April, around Sale and Chorlton Water Parks. The next walk will be on Sunday May 28th, along the Sett Valley Trail from New Mills towards Hayfield.

We’ll meet on Ensor Road, the entrance road to the Co-op in New Mills, SK22 4NG: turn right off Church Road (A6015) just past traffic lights and the bridge over the River Goyt. For anyone coming by train, New Mills is on the Manchester to Buxton line, leaving Piccadilly at 9.50 and arriving in New Mills Newtown at 10.26. You’ll be collected from the station if you let me know: if not there’ll be plenty of time to walk down Union road to the Coop. Good walking shoes and wet weather gear advisable. There is a cafe and a pub at a half way point. Please contact Rob Grinter at with any queries.

Exploring Humanism: An Introductory Course, Starting in September

Seven Tuesday evenings, 19 September to 31 October 2017

7.00pm to 9.15pm

Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS

The course has run for the last 8 years, and this year will be its thirteenth presentation!
It’s for anyone who is interested in finding out what Humanism has to offer as a non-religious way of answering the ‘big questions’ of life, and developing values that help us live enjoyable and worthwhile lives. Humanism provides the ideal value system for a secular society.
The course is interactive and enjoyable, with video clips, an input on Humanist ceremonies and group discussions of interesting and challenging issues with like-minded people. The course fee is £20 with an ‘early bird’ reduction to £17 for applications received by September 4. For further details and application form please contact Robin Grinter on