Welcome to Dorset Humanists

Dorset Humanists is a friendly community group which exists to meet the varied needs of non-religious people. According to UK surveys, people with ‘no religion’ are either in the majority or at least the biggest belief group after Christianity.

So what are the needs of non-religious people and how can Dorset Humanists meet those needs? Perhaps the most obvious need is for meaningful ceremonies to mark or commemorate important events in life such as birth, marriage, and death. Many people encounter Humanism for the first time at a humanist funeral.

No less important is the need for friendship with like-minded people. Our events programme provides the perfect opportunity to learn, debate, discuss, agree or disagree, have fun, and to form lasting friendships. But please only come to an event if you follow these Covid-19 (coronavirus) guidelines.

Dorset Humanists plays its part in the local community. We speak at the Bournemouth Remembrance Service, take part in Holocaust Memorial Day and the Bourne Free LGBT festival, speak in schools, and have regular dialogue with other belief groups and religions in order to listen, learn, and overcome prejudice and division. We also raise money for local charities through our Winter Appeal.

We’d love to be able to count you as a member to give a strong voice to the hidden majority of non-religious people. Please consider supporting Dorset Humanists by becoming a member for just £15.00 a year. Visit the ‘join’ tab and follow the instructions.

Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of Humanists UK, and David Warden, Chairman of Dorset Humanists
Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of Humanists UK, and David Warden, Chairman of Dorset Humanists