Weekly Notices 15 May 2016

Published 13/05/2016

Sunday 15th May (11am)

Guest Preacher Prof Desmond Julian, ‘The Road to Hell’

Why be good? What is good? How to be good. Can it be bad to be good?

Sunday 15th May (7pm)

Guest Speaker Charlie Jurczynski, Spirituality & Climate Change

What does your experience of nature mean to you? We invite you to spend an evening reflecting on the spirituality of nature, with an appreciation of its finitude, and humanity’s increasing responsibility for stewardship of the climate which sustains us and makes our very lives possible.


Flowers: The flowers this week are sponsored by Desmond and Claire Julian in celebration of this wonderful Chapel’.


Sponsorships are always welcome and for these we will arrange and display fresh flowers on the Chancel table. If you have a special person or an event to celebrate or remember, please contact Sharron: admin@rosslynhillchapel.com



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

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 and readings with us. Following the service, there will be an informal Reception to launch a new booklet telling the story of the chapel. If you would like to attend, please send your RSVP by 27th May to: revkatedean@gmail.comChapel office, 3 Pilgrim’s Place, London NW3 1NG 020 7433 3267



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


Lindsey Press Book Sale Sunday 22nd MayThe Unitarian publishing house the Lindsey Press has a wide range of books about many aspects of Unitarianism as well as a number of books of readings, poetry and prayers for use in Sunday services. Chapel members Derek McAuley and Margaret Perry will be running a book stall after the services on Sunday 22nd May where you can browse and buy.


London Pride parade 25th June 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 07974 950 512 ed.fordham[at]gmail.com


Flower Communion 26th June 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.



Services Next Sunday

Sunday 22nd May (11am)

Rev Kate Dean

‘How to pray: a guide for atheists, agnostics, and everyone else’ Drawing on the work of Erik Walker Wikstrom, we will look at prayer practice in a range of religious traditions and consider the best approach for our own personal beliefs. The Chapel Choir will perform today!

Sunday 22 May (7pm)

Rev Kate Dean

‘How to Pray:’ a guide for atheists, agnostics and everyone else

An opportunity to pray and meditate together as well as share our reflections on the theme of prayer.