Leicester Secular Hall

The first purpose-built secular hall, opened 1881

home of
Leicester Secular Society
for an inclusive and plural society free from religious privilege, prejudice and discrimination

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Some facts about the Hall:

  • The Secular Hall was built for Leicester Secular Society and opened in 1881.
  • Apart from Conway Hall in London it is the only dedicated secularist building in the country.
  • It has a proud history of hosting radical speakers from the atheist, humanist and radical tradition.
  • It is Grade II listed, one of few surviving Victorian buildings in Leicester.
  • It is in serious need of repair and modernisation so that it can remain our home and continue to serve the community into the future.

A unique building

Secular Hall

Secular Hall Refurbishment

The main meeting rooms at Secular Hall were refurbished in 2013 by

  • installing a ground floor unisex accessible toilet for people with disabilities
  • getting rid of some unsightly partitioning
  • creating a new office/meeting room and secure store
  • creating a secondary fire exit
  • installing a hearing loop
  • refurbishing the ancient kitchen
  • providing new lighting and seating

In addition to day-to-day repairs, much other work is still needed. This includes:

  • cleaning and restoring the external facade to Humberstone Gate
  • bringing the upstairs meeting rooms back into use with new fire prevention measures
  • restoring the upstairs ballroom/lecture room back to its former glory
  • making the upper floors more accessible to people with disabilities

Funds are still needed for continuing the refurbishment

Donation will be gratefully received and may be made by

sending a cheque, payable to Leicester Secular Society, to The Treasurer, Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WB
make a direct transfer into our account Unity Trust Bank
Sort Code 08-60-01
Account: 20195380
Ref: 'refurbishment'
pay securely online by debit or credit card. You don't need a PayPal account.
Donated funds will be held in trust until spent on modernisation, repairs, improvement or equipment.

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Registered office: 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester
LE1 1WB.

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Individuals £21;
Low income £7;
Households £28.
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