I am standing in church, singing along to a Taylor Swift song which I’ve never heard before. It’s OK though, because the karaoke style lyrics are on the big screen and a choir is leading us through it.

This was my first time at the Sunday Assembly Brighton, a monthly secular church on the border of Brighton and Hove.

The church is packed. This month the theme is ‘outsiders’.

One of the speakers, David, told a moving story about his experience as a volunteer host for the charity Sussex Nightstop. Afterwards we sang Teenage dirtbag.

The atmosphere was great and by the time we were singing starman I was really quite into it. Only in Brighton & Hove!

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