Weekly Notices 1 May 2016

Published 29/04/2016

Sunday 1st May (11am)

Rev Kate Dean

‘Work and Play’

May Day is also Labour Day, for some. As we make the most of the bank holiday weekend in various ways, let’s explore a fresh approach to finding the balance between work and play.


Sunday 1st May (7pm)

‘Beltane’ Celebration’

The Wheel of the Year group leads a pagan service celebrating the festival of Beltane, focusing on purification, love and fertility. Come! Come! Whoever you are and celebrate Beltane with music, poetry, reflection and silence.

Flowers This week’s arrangement was funded from a grant from the Board that covers un-sponsored Sundays.

Please note! our Sunday collection basket will be divided with

‘SimpleGifts: Unitarian Centre for Social Action’

which runs local community programmes in Bethnal Green.


NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries


Management Board changes

The Chapel’s governing committee, the Management Board, says ‘thank you so much and goodbye!’ to Kerry Reid, who is standing down after 2-1/2 years as Chair, and ‘hello and welcome!’ to new members Zoe Gerrard and Ed Fordham. We wish them all well in their new roles.


Special General Meeting – Sunday 8th May 2016

Our temporary Minister, the Rev Kate Dean, has been selected by our Search Committee, to be the candidate for the position of full time settled Minister here at Rosslyn Hill Chapel. A Special General Meeting (SGM) will be held to elect the new Settled Minister, following the morning service on Sunday the 8th of May at 12:25. A light lunch and childcare will be provided.

The quorum required for this meeting is 40% of our membership. To be elected the candidate has to receive 75% of the votes. So please make every effort to attend this important meeting. The agenda for the meeting is displayed in the side aisle.

8th May Alternative Worship Workshop 

NOTE NEW TIMING: 2pm – 4.30pm

Let’s explore alternative forms of worship service by sampling Cafe Connect (discussions), Bright Lights (intergenerational) and

Table Service (based around a meal).

This workshop is part of the Shared Pulpit development programme. Contact Kate to sign up: revkatedean@gmail.com / 07870 322 519

Dates for your diaries…

We have some wonderful events coming up so make a note in your diary so you don’t miss out!


Anniversary Service 5th June at 6pm The 5th June marks the first service held in the current Chapel building in 1862. Join us for an evening celebration of Rosslyn Hill Chapel and its links to other congregations and institutions. Enjoy choral music, readings and refreshments after the service.



London Pride parade 25thJune we will gather at the Chapel and then travel into central London to join other Unitarians at Pride. Look out for more details in Open Mind. If you can represent the Chapel on this day, please contact Unitarian London Pride co-ordinator Ed Fordham 0797495o512 ed.fordham[at]gmail.com

Flower Communion 26thJune at 11am Please bring a single flower with you, if you can, and we will gather them together as part of a ritual that celebrates natural diversity and human uniqueness.

All-weather Summer Picnic 3rd July following the service – bring your picnic and blanket for this joyful occasion on the manse lawn (or in the Hall if it’s wet).

Food Bank

Rosslyn Hill Chapel continues to support a Food Bank in Chalk Farm. Thanks to everyone who has donated so far to our Chapel Food Bank. Please continue to help us to feed local people in crisis by donating any of the items from the list below and bring them along to Chapel next time you come.


Services Next Sunday

Sunday 8th May (11.00 am)

Rev Kate Dean

‘Small World, Big Ideas’

International travel and technology has brought people together as never before, yet there is still a thirst for deeper connections between individuals. We reflect on the coincidences, surprises and gratitude that can be part of belonging to a spiritual community.


Sunday 8th May (7.00pm)

Evening Gathering  – Meditation

Through different forms of meditation, we will reflect on the coincidences, surprises and gratitude that can be part of belonging to a spiritual community. Led by Rev Kate Dean