Who we are

Lancashire Secular Humanists provide a forum for people of Lancashire to meet and discuss social, political, religious, philosophical, scientific and artistic issues.

LSH is affiliated to the British Humanist Association, which represents the interests of ethically-concerned but non-religious people; and the National Secular Society, which challenges religious privilege and promotes separation of church and state.

Committed to human rights, democracy, equality and mutual respect, LSH, along with the BHA and NSS, works for an open and inclusive society with freedom of belief and speech.

british humanist association and national secular society logos

Where and when we meet

The Village Centre

59 High Street
The Square,
Great Eccleston


(click HERE for directions and maps)

We meet on the third Wednesday in every month and you are very welcome to join us.

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Lancashire Secular Humanists

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What we believe

We make our decisions using available evidence and by assessing the outcomes of our actions, not on any dogma or sacred text. In this video, LSH members tell you what Humanism, Secularism and being part of the LSH group means to them.

Click here for more videos explaining Humanism

Latest news - June 2014


In the newsletter

One Day Conference 28th June - full details and booking form; World Humanist Day; BBC Radio Lancashire Debate (featuring LSH members both on the panel and in the audience) now live on the website (click the link on the home page); Rudeness at funerals; Atheist students must fight back.

Radio Lancashire Easter Lectures

This year's lecture now available to listen to on this website. Features LSH members with Christians debating the role of faith in education.
Click here to listen now

Next Meeting - June 18th

As part of our desire to raise awareness of ‘World Humanist Day’ - this month we thought it might be a good idea to spend a little time reminding ourselves about [just some] of the origins of Humanism, touching on both recent and ancient history and considering how the modern model of Humanism has in fact morphed over many thousands of years

World Humanist Day - 21st June

World Humanist Day is Humanist holiday celebrated annually around the world on the Summer Solstice [June 21st]. According to the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), the day is a way of spreading
awareness of Humanism as a philosophical life
stance. It is also seen as a time for Humanists to
gather socially and promote the positive values of

So what will LSH be doing? [I hear you ask ].
Well we’re arranging to site our new ‘Events Gazebo’ in Preston’s Flag Market where we will arrange a display of Humanism history & literature. We’ll arrange for music and have as many ‘give-aways’ as we can get our hands on and - staffed by volunteers - we’ll also be handing out our ‘Happy World Humanist Day’ cards.

( See Newsetter for more details!)

Saturday conference - 28th June 2014

‘Humanism and Education’
(Organised by Greater Manchester Humanists, Lancashire Secular Humanists and Warrington Humanists)

Please see the Newsletter for full details and for a Booking Form.

available on the NWH website nwh.humanist.org.uk