About Us

South London Humanists
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founded in 1955

Our History

Sutton Humanist Group was founded by George and Marjorie Mepham.

The inaugural public meeting was held in January 1956. Since then it has maintained a regular programme of events and discussions.

George Mepham exemplified the humanist way of life working tirelessly for his humanitarian ideals and participated keenly in many of the voluntary organisations in the borough. He was well known in and around Sutton for conducting non-religious funerals. His sudden death in 1995 at the age of 78 sadly prevented him from witnessing the 40th anniversary of the humanist group to which he had dedicated most of his free time. His work continues within the present group although the emphasis has changed because of the rise of religiosity.

What Drives Us

SLH support a Secular Agenda where everyone has the right to follow a religious belief or faith. But religion and the state should be separate – religion should not be a part of political process or dominate education.

SLH is open to all people who have serious concerns about personal and social morality, but do not wish to express them through religious affiliation.

SLH provides opportunities to meet like-minded people and where appropriate to cooperate in practical action.

all are welcome

Come and meet us

our meetings

We usually meet at 8pm on the second Wednesday of each month except August, and we have guest speakers and discussions on current issues, education and politics, all in an informal atmosphere that encourages involvement and discussion.  Please check our calendar of events for details. Meetings are held at the Friends Meeting House, 10, Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA