Sunday 29 October – All Saints / All Hallows

“In times of darkness we stumble towards the tiny flame,
In times of cold we seek the warming fire,
In times of repression we reach for the lamp of truth,
In times of loss we pray for the comforting light,
In times of joy we light a candle of celebration,
Spirit of Life help us find what we need this day.”
Brian Kiely

Tom Grimshaw will lead a service reflecting on All Saints’ Day and All Hallows’ Eve, where we can call to mind all the loving and the loved who are no longer with us.
Starts 10.30 am. All welcome.

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Friday 27 October – Words and Music

Join us for an informal gathering to share some of our best loved words and music with each other.  Please bring favourite poems, prose, songs, chants, and any other creative offerings for our delight! Piano, guitar, singing bowls and simple frame drums available, but please also feel free to bring your own musical instruments.  CD player and Bluetooth speaker also available for recorded music.

Starts 7 pm.  All welcome.

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Sunday 22 October – Diwali

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated all over the world by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. In each religion the festival celebrates the victory of good over evil in some way, through the lighting of lamps. Join us as we consider the deeper meaning of the festival and connect with the inner light that shines within us all.

Led by Laura Dobson. Starts 10.30 am. All welcome.

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Sunday 15 October – Peace

The third Sunday in October is the Unitarian day of prayer for peace, when Unitarians around the country gather to explore how we can contribute to a more peaceful world.  Join us as we open our hearts to peace, through prayer, meditation and song.

Led by Hilary Bichovsky. Starts 10.30 am. All welcome.

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Friday 13 October – 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. Starts 7 pm. All welcome.

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Sunday 8 October – New Members’ Welcome and Anniversary Service

“As drops of rain that find each other and build to become a track, a rivulet, a stream, a river, a sea, so are we drawn together; so are we fortunate to find each other; so are we bound together, on this shared passage toward an unknown ocean and eternity.” Elizabeth Lerner Maclay

Join us as we welcome our new members and celebrate the 126th anniversary of our beloved community of Chorlton Unitarians.

Led by Laura Dobson. Starts 10.30 am. All welcome.

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