The Social Action Committee creates opportunities for the congregation to serve the wider community. Our aim is to put Unitarian principles into practice.
What do we do?
- Raise awareness about important social issues, and encourage involvement
- Support local, national and international charities
- Join campaigns to change social structures which are oppressive
We are a small committee, but we hope to involve as many people as possible in the Chapel by suggesting a range of volunteer opportunities so you can do as much or as little as you feel able.
Over the years, we have organised several successful secondhand book sales and concerts to raise money for charity. We have also run a weekly cold weather shelter for homeless people throughout the winter over the past five years. Each Sunday morning at coffee time after the service, the congregation has given their small change for a good cause. We choose a new charity each month. The congregation has supported Amnesty International in sending hundreds of messages of support to political prisoners as well as to authorities who oppress individuals around the world, and has contributed to a variety of good causes including the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Freedom from Torture and Marie Curie Hospices. We have also joined campaigns, for example to support the right of a person to die at home (Marie Curie) and for the provision of safe water (Water Aid).
If you would like to know more, please email. [link to firstname.lastname@example.org TBC].
To find out more about other chapel groups please visit Our Community page.