Horsham Humanists


Horsham Humanists is a local branch of West Sussex Humanists and represents the interests of the non-religious residents in and around Horsham.

Each month we discuss issues concerning religion and belief, ethics, equality, human rights and science, including current events.

We liase with Horsham District Council on matters concerning equality of religion and belief, and monitor Council activities, including proposals for new "faith" schools.

We are keen to campaign on behalf of non-religious residents who feel disadvantaged because of their beliefs, e.g. access to a community school, discrimination at work or through the delivery of local services.

We organise events, manage stalls and displays, invite prominent speakers, and give talks to local organisations, including schools and colleges.

We meet once a month, upstairs in the Anchor Hotel, 3 Market Square,Horsham, RH12 1EU (tel: 01403 250 640).

Meetings are from 8pm on the second Monday of the month. There is a £3 entrance charge for each meeting (£2 for BHA members). Annual membership is also available.

If you would like to meet some local freethinkers and have a chat, please come along and join us at the next meeting.




Typical agenda:

  • Business from 7.45pm to 8pm
  • Introductions
  • Local activities
  • Local and national news
  • Issue for debate/speaker/other event
  • AOB
For more details, contact Sarah

Horsham Humanists Blog

Horsham Amnesty Talk 5th December 2011


Jackie Fry gave a most interesting talk about Amnesty International and the local Horsham Group. Read more details at

Horsham Humanists debate the Right to Kill


For more details about this talk, please visit www.Horsham


Horsham Humanists Meeting 2nd March 2011

Held at B52s, Piries Place, Horsham.


Sarah, Erica, Miles, Steve, Andrew, Paul


BHA Affiliation will be done once bank account established and there is some money in the account.

Bank Account. Creating the bank account is in hand having been started by Sarah and now being processed by Paul. He will take the documentation to Barclays. Sarah has provided her personal details for this purpose and Steve will forward his to Paul.

The meeting approved the three signatories as: Sarah Sjoholm-Patience, Paul Bellringer and Steve Snowdon, and that for banking transactions any two of the three will be required to sign.

Action:           Steve to forward personal details required by bank to Paul

                       Paul   to process bank documentation


Horsham Humanists meeting 2nd February 2011

We welcomed an enthusiastic new member to the group. With each new member, the group is developing its identity.

We finalised the formalities of setting up the group and were informed that affiliation to the BHA is well underway. The extensive benefits of affiliation were discussed.

We looked at a preview of the new website which is about to go live. More features will be added when time allows.


Horsham Humanists meeting 5th January 2011

This was our first meeting in the new venue, the B52s pub in Piries Place, which proved most suitable. It is also very convenient for parking.

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