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About Kent Humanists

Kent Humanists meet on the third Sunday of each month at St Stephens Church Hall, Hales Drive, St Stephens, Canterbury, CT2 7AB. Our meetings are open to anyone interested in Humanism and are not restricted to members, we ask only for a nominal contribution towards the hire of the hall.

You can become a full member of Kent Humanists for an annual subscription of £15.00 or £10.00 if you are a member of the national organisation Humanists UK. Students who take advantage of Humanists UK free subscription scheme may also join Kent Humanists for free. Please email for further details.

The 2019 Committee are:

Steve Bowen - Chair

Wendy Rumsey - Secretary

Martin Nunn - Treasurer

Peter Morgan, Glynis Rollings, Elizabeth Bailey, Murray Hallwood.

Our Charity of the year 2018-2019

At each AGM Kent Humanists choose a charity to support for the year. This year's charity is The Canterbury Foodbank Riverside Church Thanet Way Chestfield Whitstable Kent CT5 3JQ and there is an opportunity to donate cash and goods (see below) at our monthly meetings.

A community project and registered charity (no. 1153791) providing emergency (three-day) food parcels to individuals and families in short term financial crisis across the Canterbury District (Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and surrounding villages). They are a Christian-led project that brings together volunteers of all faiths and none to provide a vital service to people in short-term need. Our member Leigh Derbyshire is a volunteer representing Humanists.

Shopping List:

Breakfast cereal, Whole milk (long life and semi skimmed),Pasta (Tinned),Ham (Tinned),Sweetcorn (Tinned),Carrots/Peas (Tinned),Corned Beef (Tinned),Tuna / Fish (Tinned),Fruit (Tinned),Sponge pudding (Tinned),Custard (Tinned or Carton), Smash instant potato or tinned,Tomatoes (Tinned),Disposable nappies/wipes,Baby food,Cat/Dog Food,Gents deodorant,Washing powder and household cleaning items,Washing up liquid,Shaving foam,Multi-purpose cleaning spray, Loo cleaner,Cleaning cloths,Kitchen roll,Toilet roll,Sanitary items,Toiletries.

Humanist Speakers

Kent Humanists are always pleased to consider requests to talk about any aspect of humanism to your group or society. Please contact us directly if this is of interest.

We also have a number of trained school speakers accredited by Humanists UK available for assemblies, classroom talks and diversity days with material suitable for all year groups. Please book through Humanists UK who will forward the request to us.

Our program for 2019

Is Music a Universal Language? A talk with music by Teddy Prout

Sunday 20th October, 2:30pm–4:30pm

at St Stephens Church Hall, Hales Drive, St Stephens, Canterbury, CT2 7AB.

Teddy Prout is a classically trained musician and was the director of performing arts at a large academy in West London for many years. He is now the Director of Community Services at Humanists UK, but continues to write and perform music. Teddy will be exploring the concepts of music, if there is such a thing as 'humanist music', and how humans use it to create meaning in our lives.

AGM 2019

Sunday 17th November, 2:30pm–4:30pm

at St Stephens Church Hall, Hales Drive, St Stephens, Canterbury, CT2 7AB.

This is a member only event and your opportunity to elect a committee for the following year and nominate a charity to support. Plus we look forward to your feedback on the year's events and welcome suggestions for for future meetings.

Winter Social

Sunday 15th December 2019, 2:30pm–4:30pm

at St Stephens Church Hall, Hales Drive, St Stephens, Canterbury, CT2 7AB.

Our annual bring and share yule get together for members and friends. Venue TBA but probably St Stephen's Hall :)


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