Weekly Notices 8 May 2016

Published 06/05/2016

Sunday 8th May (11am)

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 (7pm)

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


Flowers: The Flower Group are pleased to introduce their new plan for weeks when there is no sponsor. On the Chancel table you can see there is a beautiful arrangement, by Helene Howard, of silk flowers and on the Chalice table, a vase of fresh flowers.  

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


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 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 95o 512 ed.fordham@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 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)

Spirituality & Climate Change

Guest Speaker Charlie Jurczynski

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.