Weekly Notices 31 Jul 2016

Published 29/07/2016

Sunday 31st July (11am) Rev Kate Dean

‘States of Mind’

To conclude our month of events looking at dementia, this service will touch on how we can support those living with dementia and how our spiritual wellbeing may affect our state of mind. We will also consider how we might become a ‘dementia friendly church.’

Sunday 31st July (7pm)

‘Lughnasadh’  Celebration

The Wheel of the Year celebration of Lughnasadh or Lammas, the first of the Celtic harvest festivals. With music, ritual, poetry and perhaps a circle dance, we celebrate abundance. Led by the Wheel of the Year group.

Flowers:   The flowers this week are sponsored by Kate and Stew Dean to celebrate two happy years of marriage and fond memories of a beautiful wedding in this chapel, and Susan Brown, for her sister Elizabeth and all those who have dementia.


Sponsorships are always welcome and for these we will arrange a 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

‘Pathways Through Dementia’



Please Note: There is no separate Sunday Children’s Programme during July and August.  A box of soft toys is available at the back of chapel for young ones during the service.  Parents are asked to remain with their children during the service.

Meet the administrator: Sharron Conduit will be in chapel this Sunday

The chapel Operations Manager and Administrator Sharron Conduit will be available after the service on Sunday and will attend the Dementia Friends workshop in the afternoon. Feel free to come and say hello to her!

POT LUCK LUNCHES –  On Sunday 31 July 2016, we will have our monthly ‘Pot Luck Lunch’ at 12:30 – 2.00pm (in the side isle).

It will be a ‘light lunch’ –  quiches, salads and summer fruits.

Contributions of quiches, salads, and/or some summer fruits would be very much appreciated.

Ingrid Tavkar – Tel: 020 8455 0162; email: ingridtavkar@gmail com


Sunday 31st July 2.00 – 4.00pm

at Rosslyn Hill Chapel

Dementia Friends workshop – learn more about dementia and how to help those affected.  This lively and informative session will be run by Sara Wilcox, a Unitarian and founder of the charity Pathways Through Dementia.

Dates for your diary:

Sunday 24th August at 7pm: Live Music and Meditation
Join us for another evening gathering where we’ll explore different forms of meditation including body prayer and chanting led by Rev Kate Dean, with live music from John Evans.

Sunday 4th September at 11.00am: Water Communion

This service, sometimes also called the Water Ceremony, was first used at a Unitarian Universalist congregation in the 1980s.

Members bring to Sunday worship service a small amount of water from a place that is special to them or from a place they have visited over the summer. During the service, people one by one pour their water together into a large bowl. As the water is added, each person explains why this water is special to them. The combined water is symbolic of our shared Unitarian faith coming from many different sources.

Sunday 11th September at 7pm: Labyrinth Meditation Peace Walk

We are delighted to welcome Richard Nicols and Aleine Ridge, who will bring a replica of the labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral and help us to walk in meditation for peace. This will be a very special experience, don’t miss it.




Services Next Sunday

Sunday 7th August (11am) Rev Kate Dean

 ‘Lazy summer days’

A celebration of the summer season, a time to wind down and take stock.



Sunday 7th Augsut (7pm)

Rev Kate Dean

‘Lazy summer days’

An evening of words and music exploring the theme  ‘Lazy summer days’