Weekly Notices 28 Feb 2016

Published 26/02/2016

Sunday 28th February (11.00am)

Guest Preacher Jeannene Powell

‘What Is There To Fear?’

Exploring the value and reason for fear, we look at different spiritual views of fear and how moving through it helps us become more of who we are, and in turn helps others to do the same.


Sunday 28th February (7.00pm)

Medicine & Spirituality – Presented by Jane Crispin

Jane will reflect on what it has meant to her to have had a career in medicine and some of the important insights about the human spirit that she might have learned.


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

 the ‘Send a Child to Hucklow’ Fund




NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries

Rosslyn Hill Choir Annual Fund-Raising Event

Friday 4th March – Doors open at 7.00pm

Please do join us for an evening where a two course home-cooked meal     is available, also plenty of chances for audience participation in a musical evening with the theme ‘Women in Song’ covering a wide range of styles and personalities.  Cash Bar & Raffle tickets now available on Sundays after the morning service and from Choir members.



Message from the Management Board

Appointment of Rev Kate Dean as Temporary Minister

Our previous Minister, the Rev. Patrick O’Neill retired in November. The Board are delighted to announce that the Rev. Kate Dean will be our part time Temporary Minister, for six months, from mid-March, while the Search Committee seeks our next settled minister.

Before training as a Unitarian minister, Rev Dean was a member of this Chapel, and knows it well. She is passionate about the Unitarian movement and its potential to serve the wider society. She has several years’ experience of leading worship in a variety of settings. Rev Dean has also had a number of pastoral care roles and recognises the importance of this in developing spiritual communities. We are excited at the opportunity to have Kate as our part time Temporary Minister over the coming months and are delighted that she accepted the position.
Thanks are due to the Vice Chair of the Board, Steve Thompson, who led the search for a temporary minister, together with Jane Crispin and Deborah Frankel.

Message from Kate

“I’m really happy to be your future Temporary Minister and look forward to working with you from mid-March onwards. I’m grateful for the support I received from my Lewisham congregation on hearing the news. As you may know, I am their minister on a quarter-time basis, so I’ll be the Temporary Minister at Rosslyn Hill Chapel for the other three-quarters of the time. I hope to run a series of sessions called ‘Shared Pulpit’ at the Chapel, which will encourage members to explore their own spiritual journey and perhaps to develop a worship service around it. My first Sunday services will be on 20th March – see you there!”

Services Next Sunday

Sunday 6th March  (11.00am)

Guest Preacher Terri Quaye

A Mothering Cloak’

The title of my sermon is ‘The Mothering Cloak’, which celebrates the act of ‘Mothering’ in all its forms, including and outside of child-bearing, and reminds us that we are of one family in the sight of The Divine.

Sunday 6th March (7.00pm)   

Evening Gathering

Music, words, reflection and silence

Khalil Gibran wrote ‘Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife’ – Come and join us for meditative music followed by silence & reflection.

Led by Margaret Perry & Ingrid Tavkar


Please find the below press release from Camden Police

Detectives in Camden are appealing for information and witnesses following two robberies on lone women who have had their jewellery stolen.

The latest incident happened on 16 February at approximately 18:30hrs in Grove Place, Hampstead.

A 36-year-old woman was approached from behind by a man who grabbed her neck. A second man then grabbed her hand and her rings were removed.

The men are both described as being aged between 25 and 30.

It follows from a previous incident where a woman was robbed in similar circumstances in Belsize Park Gardens, NW3.

On Tuesday, 26 January, at approximately 19:50hrs, a woman was attacked by two men as she got out of her car.

They grabbed the woman around the neck and her wedding ring and engagement ring were taken from her finger.

Local Safer Neighbourhoods officers have stepped up patrols in the area and are distributing crime prevention messages to residents asking them to be aware of their surroundings and of who is around them.

We urge the public to report any suspicious activity to police. Anyone with information is asked to call Camden police on 101 or call Crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 in an emergency, dial 999.