Tuesday 30 May – Touching the Spirit

Back by popular demand! For one night only!

Join us as Mark Hutchinson leads us in an informal spiritual gathering.

Arrive when you wish, some just come for the silent meditation.

20:00 Listening thought cards for us to reflect on the thoughts of others.

20:20 Readings and discussion inspired by the first twenty minutes.

20:40 Silent meditation.

20:55 Closing Words

This is an alternative spiritual gathering allowing listening, discussion and silent time. Come touch your spirit. All welcome.

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Sunday 28 May – Science, Joseph Priestley and Unitarianism

Five hundred years ago, the Reformation saw Martin Luther and others attempting to understand the Bible for themselves, rather than by simply relying on the traditional authorities. As a result, some thinkers began to base their religion on reason and experience, in order to avoid dogmatism and intolerance. At the same time, this evidence and reason based approach was being extended to the natural world, in what came to be called Science.
Early scientists were devoutly religious and wished to understand God’s plan in the creation – most famously Sir Isaac Newton, who could be described as a Unitarian.
Joseph Priestley was a Unitarian minister and chemist, who investigated the properties of various gases, proposed that plants were important to the health of the planet in maintaining Oxygen levels, and discovered the process of carbonating drinks, made popular by his contemporary, J.J. Schweppe. Cheers!

Led by Mike Rutter. Starts 10.30 am. All welcome.

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Tuesday 23 May – Unitarian Discussion Group

Our discussion group exploring what Unitarian means for us and our lives continues. We will again be dipping into David Usher’s book, Life Spirit: for groups and individuals exploring deep questions, looking at spiritual practice – is it necessary for spirituality?  What do you currently do?  Have you tried anything that didn’t work for you?  Is there anything you would like to try and what benefits would you hope to gain?

Join us to feed your spirit with deep listening, sharing and learning from each other in supportive community.

Led by Hilary Bichovsky and Mike Rutter. Starts 8 pm. All welcome.

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Sunday 21 May – Change is a wide subject

Is our definition of ‘church’ too narrow?  James Martineau’s view is that it is “all-comprehensive” and includes surprising aspects, even relevant to elections!

Join us as Sheila Cass shares how a strange bundle of papers led her to explore issues of how things change over time, with particular reference to the definition of words and the work of James Martineau, Victorian Unitarian philosopher.

Starts 10.30 am. All welcome.

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Friday 19 May – Singing Meditation

Join us for an uplifting evening of simple song chants from a variety of world traditions interspersed with periods of meditative silence. No experience of singing or meditation required. The acoustics in the space are simply wonderful. All welcome to join in or just to listen and soak up the relaxing atmosphere. Please feel free to bring simple song chants to share with the group.

Led by Laura Dobson. All welcome.

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Tuesday 16 May – Unitarian Discussion Group

Our discussion group exploring what Unitarian means for us and our lives continues. We will again be dipping into David Usher’s book, Life Spirit: for groups and individuals exploring deep questions. Join us to feed your spirit with deep listening, sharing and learning from each other in supportive community.
Led by Laura Dobson. Starts 8 pm. All welcome.

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Friday 12 May – Sound Bath with Angela Cooper

Immerse yourself in the healing sound vibrations of crystal and Tibetan singing bowls. Enjoy this unique experience to relax your body and mind, lift your spirits and recharge your energy centres.
Please bring something to lie on (e.g. yoga mat) and something to wrap yourself in (e.g. blanket).

Starts 7 pm. All welcome.

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