Rev Patrick’s Blog

I am by training and education a scholar of religion, but I am by inclination and by experience primarily a pilgrim after religious wisdom. I have always been more interested in how a theology invites us to live and act – what it calls us to be and do – than in how it reads


Published 23/09/2017

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 […]


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 […]


Published 09/09/2017

Weekly Notices 3 Sep 2017

This Sunday’s Services Sunday 3rd September (11.00 am)  Rev Kate Dean and Dr Kat Arney ‘The Wobble of Life’ We’ve all heard of nature versus nurture, but what about the ‘wobble’? Dr Kat Arney, a science writer and broadcaster, will talk about the complexity of life at the molecular level. She will also play the […]


Published 03/09/2017

Weekly Notices 27 Aug 2017

This Sunday’s Services Sunday 27th August at 11am: ‘The Importance of Joy in our Lives’ We’ll explore how joy is different from happiness, what can block our joy, what connects us with our joy and how we can nourish this spiritual quality within ourselves.  Led by Rev Lindsay Stevens, an Interfaith Minister and friend of the Unitarians. Sunday […]


Published 25/08/2017

Weekly Notices 20 Aug 2017

Sunday 20th August at 11am  Rev Kate Dean  ‘Ways of the World’  We Unitarians draw wisdom from many different sources but it is important that we do this in a respectful way. We will explore what we can learn from other cultures in order to live more full and rich lives.  (images: details of windows […]


Published 19/08/2017

Weekly Notices 13 Aug 2017

Sunday 13th August at 11am  Rev Kate Dean ‘Second Sunday Shakeup: Meditation’  In a departure from our usual format, this service will be dedicated to meditation in all its forms.  Sunday 13th August at 2 – 4pm  Labyrinth Walking Meditation Richard Nickols & Aleine Ridge  Join Aleine and Richard as they lead us on a […]


Published 13/08/2017