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Becoming a member of the National Secular Society is a declaration of your support for the separation of the state from religious institutions. Make a stand for freedom, fairness and human rights by adding your voice to the call for a secular society.

We receive no funding from government or outside bodies – our campaigning is wholly supported by our members, people like you who share our belief in the urgent need to separate religion from education and government in general.

You can use this page to join the National Secular Society, start a Direct Debit, make a donation or renew your existing membership.

Membership

Annual

Monthly

Individual

£34

£3

Concessionary

£23

£2

Student

£9

Group

£34

£3

Joint

£57

£5

Our campaigning and policy objectives are guided by our Secular Charter. Membership applications can only accepted from those accepting our General Principles.


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Starting a direct debit is the most effective way to join the NSS or renew – it allows us to predict how much money we will have available, and also cuts down on administration costs. If you'd prefer you can pay by card or cheque.

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Making a change to your Direct Debit

If you already have a Direct Debit and would like to make a change (e.g. changing/adding a regular donation to your membership) then please use our Direct Debit changes form.

Direct Debit changes form.

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By post

You can join by downloading and printing off the application form below and returning it with your cheque or postal order.

Life membership

Life membership is available only to existing members of at least one year's standing. For under 65s it is £700, for over 65s it is £400. Contact us for more details.


What our members say

A random selection of three of our members' reasons for joining. To see more, click here.

Marcus, Milford Haven

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:07

I have come to appreciate that the NSS is often a lone voice of rationality in the wilderness that is dominated by religious dogma, bigotry and political manipulation.

Mohammed Amin MBE, Manchester

Tue, 31 Mar 2020

I joined to show that being an NSS member is compatible with being a Muslim. I think the NSS would benefit from having more members of faith. At present, just as many believers fail to understand what secularism means, many who do not practice a religious faith fail to understand the provisions that a just society needs to make for people who do.

Mike, Petersfield

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:47

I am opposed to faith based schools on principle. The government promotes tribalism, the single greatest threat to our future. Many other threats can be solved if we work together and not against each other.

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