Yearly Archives: 2017

Weekly Notices 8 Oct 2017

Sunday 8th October (11.00am) Rev Kate Dean – Second Sunday Shake-up: Shelter Cafe Special guest: Nikki Barnett from homelessness charity C4WS To raise awareness about the upcoming Cold Weather Shelter, we will hold a ‘café church’-style service with gentle discussion, sharing and activities. Come early to the Shakeup breakfast to grab your coffee before the […]

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Published 06/10/2017


Reflections: Beloved Community – a home for outsiders?

The American philosopher Josiah Royce was one of the first to use the term ‘beloved community’ to describe the kind of human society that honours both individual identity and its collective context. Royce once said ‘My life means nothing, either theoretically or practically, unless I am a member of a community.’ Later, the great 20th […]

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Published 05/10/2017


Weekly Notices 1 Oct 2017

Sunday 1st October  (11.00am) Rev Kate Dean – Equality and Ethnicity To mark Black History Month, this service will take a look at the life of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, who was active in the Suffragette movement as well as being daughter of a Maharajah and god-daughter to Queen Victoria. Sunday 1st October (7.00pm) Rev […]

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Published 29/09/2017


Weekly Notices 24 Sep 2017

This Sunday’s Services Sunday 24th September (11.00am)  Guest Speaker Tanya Morrison ‘Big ideas and hard questions of our time’ Drawing on her father’s writings and the issues raised through the annual Ken Morrison lectures, Tanya Morrison looks at the challenges that liberal religious thinking has in navigating through times of ‘public chaos’.   This Sunday, […]

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Published 22/09/2017


Weekly Notices 17 Sep 2017

This Sunday’s Services Sunday 17th September (11.00 am)  Guest Preacher Rev Charles VanDen Broeder Harvest Service The yearly Harvest Service was traditionally the time of year when farmers gave thanks to God for a successful harvest but most Unitarians today live in an urban environment so have little to do with agricultural. So my question […]

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Published 16/09/2017


Weekly Notices 10 Sep 2017

Sunday 10th September  (11.00am)   Rev Kate Dean Second Sunday Shakeup: ‘Gathering the Waters’ This ‘water communion’ was first used at a Unitarian Universalist congregation in the 1980s. Each person brings a small amount of water from a place that is special to them or from a place they have visited over the summer. The combined water is a symbol […]

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Published 09/09/2017


Reflections: ‘Back to School’

Although the Chapel services have been quieter, as is usual during the summer, it has been fantastic to welcome visitors and neighbours in August for Open Chapel. It was a great opportunity to let newcomers know what’s different about a Unitarian Chapel and to give them a chance to see inside our beautiful building. Our […]

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Published 05/09/2017