Tuesday 30 April, 7.30 – 9 pm: Earth Spirit Circle – Beltane

PLEASE NOTE THIS GATHERING IS NOT AT THE CHURCH! WE WILL MEET OUTSIDE THE CAFE IN LONGFORD PARK – PLEASE BRING SOMETHING TO SIT ON AND WATERPROOFS JUST IN CASE! (If it is pouring down with rain we will retreat to the church for shelter)

Join our informal gathering to celebrate Beltane, the Celtic fire festival of fertility. We will connect with the energies of the season, love and creativity, and celebrate with poetry, music, meditation, circle dancing and more. Please feel free to bring poems, songs, etc. to share with the group. After the circle celebration we will share food. Led by Laura Dobson. All welcome.

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Tuesday 23 April, 7.30 – 8.30 pm: Taize chanting

A candle-lit gathering of songs, silence, prayer and readings, featuring beautiful chants inspired by the mystical contemplative tradition.
No previous singing experience required. The acoustics in the space are simply wonderful. All welcome to join in or just to listen and soak up the relaxing atmosphere.
Led by Laura Dobson. All welcome.

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Sunday 21 April, 10.30 – 11.30 am: Easter Sunday

“Out of the dusk a shadow,
Then, a spark.
Out of the cloud a silence,
Then, a lark.
Out of the heart a rapture,
Then, a pain.
Out of the dead, cold ashes,
Life again.”
John Banister Tabb

Is there a message in the resurrection of Jesus for Unitarians who may not accept its historicity?
Join us as Laura Dobson leads us in a celebration of the transformative power of love.
All welcome.

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Friday 19 April, 7.45 – 8.30 pm: Tenebrae service

The Tenebrae (Latin for “shadows” or “darkness”) service of Good Friday represents the sombre nature of the events of the crucifixion. Holy Week holds all the glorious, messy humanity of the world within its story. This service offers us an opportunity to explore our own shadow with the intention of finding insight. Join us to find out what insight it offers you.
Led by Sue Cockerill.
All welcome.

 

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Tuesday 16 April, 7.30 – 8.30 pm: Lectio Divina – Contemplation for Lent

Lectio Divina is a form of contemplation coming from the Christian tradition. In a Unitarian context we will use the methodology but not scripture. We have decided to use some brief verse to bring us into a contemplative space. This does involve a lot of silence and whilst taking place in a group is very much about your own process. Come along and try it.
Led by Sheila Cass and Sue Cockerill every Tuesday evening in Lent. All welcome.

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Sunday 14 April, 10.30 – 11.30 am: Faith and Freedom

Unitarians have always believed in the individual’s right to freedom of thought in science, politics, and of course religious belief. The scientific revolution, the Enlightenment, and the rights of dissenting churches all derive from the work of such innovative thinkers as Isaac Newton, the chemist Joseph Priestley, and his fellow Unitarian minister Theophilus Lindsey. The last two were friends with Benjamin Franklin, and supported the American and French revolutions. Eventually Priestley was forced to leave this country and move to the USA in search of the democracy and freedom of conscience we take for granted today.
Led by Mike Rutter. All welcome.

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Tuesday 9 April,7.30 – 8.30 pm: Lectio Divina – Contemplation for Lent

Lectio Divina is a form of contemplation coming from the Christian tradition. In a Unitarian context we will use the methodology but not scripture. We have decided to use some brief verse to bring us into a contemplative space. This does involve a lot of silence and whilst taking place in a group is very much about your own process. Come along and try it.
Led by Sheila Cass and Sue Cockerill every Tuesday evening in Lent. All welcome.

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Tuesday 2 April, 7.30 – 8.30 pm: Lectio Divina – Contemplation for Lent

Lectio Divina is a form of contemplation coming from the Christian tradition. In a Unitarian context we will use the methodology but not scripture. We have decided to use some brief verse to bring us into a contemplative space. This does involve a lot of silence and whilst taking place in a group is very much about your own process. Come along and try it.
Led by Sheila Cass and Sue Cockerill every Tuesday evening in Lent. All welcome.

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