What is humanism?

Humanists are people who shape their own lives in the here and now, because we believe it's the only life we have. We make sense of the world through logic, reason, and evidence, and always seek to treat those around us with warmth, understanding, and respect.
Humanists UK

Humanists UK

Chichester Humanists is proud to be a branch group of Humanists UK.

We want a tolerant world where rational thinking and kindness prevail. We work to support lasting change for a better society, championing ideas for the one life we have.

Our events provide opportunities to
Meet and socialise with like-minded people.

  • Campaign on humanist and secularist issues.
  • Learn, exchange ideas, and debate issues.
  • Volunteer and engage in other charitable work.
  • Represent humanist and secularist views.
  • Promote and celebrate scientific and rational thinking.
  • Promote humanism as a life-stance.
  • Have fun!

Our Events

Chichester Humanists run a wide range of events and activities for non-religious people.

Should Humanists Eat Meat

Phil Walder, a Humanist Ceremonies celebrant, asks fellow humanists if we should eat meat. Phil Walder has conducted humanist ceremonies (baby namings, weddings, and funerals) for many years. He has given talks on the ethics Read more…

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Humanists UK are currently running a new promotional campaign which invites humanists to share and celebrate the values and convictions that underpin their approach to life.


"I am a Humanist because I believe this is the one life we have. In this life we must strive to be the best we can, to seek happiness and fulfilment and to allow others to do the same. I believe only in science and logic."

"Anything unexplained or ‘magic’ is just science we haven’t discovered yet. I believe in wonder and awe and that this comes from nature and human endeavour, not from an invented supernatural force."



"I am a Humanist because evidence-based reason precludes the supernatural and because I support human flourishing/wellbeing."



"I’m a #HumanistBecause the meaning of my life is what I make it. For me, it’s all about writing, reading, music, and friendships."

"Add to that a drive to discover truth and develop my understanding using evidence and reason, and you have yourself a humanist!"