Welcome to SOF, a network of groups and individuals who share the understanding that religions and religious faith are creations of the human imagination and explore together the implications of such an understanding for their moral, spiritual, and social values.

At the heart of the Sea of Faith network is an open, uninhibited conversation. It’s how it all began.

SOF is about exploring and promoting religious faith as a valuable human creation for this life

This year we will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Don Cupitt’s BBCtv series and the publication of his book ‘The Sea of Faith’.

Special events are being planned to mark this milestone.

Click here to read more about Don Cupitt and the anniversary

Faith for Now

Looking Back, Facing Forward

SOF Network
National Day Conference Saturday 20th July 2024

The Conversation

SOF: In Conversation is a monthly online event, open to all Sea of Faith Network members, and to friends and sympathisers beyond the Network.

Each month a speaker gives an introductory talk as a catalyst for conversation. Once this talk is over, the discussion goes where it will!

The next talk, on 19 June, will be by Ian Stubbs. His title is ‘Assisted Dying – My Death My Decision’.


Sofia is the magazine of the Sea of Faith Network (UK) and is published quarterly. It is free to all members of the UK network. Non-members can subscribe to the magazine annually.

Click here to read all about Sofia, learn how to subscribe and to access the archive of magazines, articles & reviews.


Yes, as you will have gathered, our website is moving and being rebuilt and, while it is, we will need your patience and we are also asking for your help.

Until the rebuilding process is over, you may find yourself at a page at the old site which looks something like this (click to enlarge). Links to the old site will always open in a new tab in your browser, so you can always find you way back.

This is the story of how the original television series presented by Don Cupitt nearly 40 years ago has given rise to an international network. Today’s members of the Sea of Faith Network continue to explore issues from the future of Christianity to its relationship to secular humanism and Don Cupitt himself reflects on how his own thinking has developed since the original programmes.