“Love overflows into all things,
From out of the depths to above the highest stars;
And so Love overflows into all best beloved, most loving things,
Because She has given to the highest King
The Kiss of Peace.”
In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI named Hildegard von Bingen a Doctor of the Church, a Catholic holy title held by only four women. Who was this woman who was so honoured by the Church more than 800 years after her death? Described by contemporary creation spirituality theologian Matthew Fox as “herald of the divine feminine, green prophet, church reformer” who “represents the big link between Christian spirituality and pre-patriarchial spiritualities,” Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) was abbess, artist, composer, counsellor, healer, herbalist, poet, preacher, theologian and visionary. Join us to experience some of the many ways the grandmother of the Rhineland mystical movement speaks to us today.
Led by Laura Dobson. Starts 10.30 am. All welcome.
A group for women who are over 50 years old and interested in exploring aspects of ageing and power in the context of the Unitarian Church values: space to examine the collective and personal potential of our spiritual selves and our experiences of becoming older, as women. This is often a time when women become invisible and powerless, our intention is to discuss ways of our energy and become powerful and visible in our own unique ways, a journey of discovery and coming back to self….
Led by Julie Wolstenholme and Sandra Evers.
6.30 – 8.30 pm, Saturdays 11 August, 25 August and 8 September.
Join us for our informal gathering to celebrate Lughnasadh/Lammas, the festival of abundance and the harvest of the first fruits, at which we give thanks for the abundance of the earth and reflect on what we are bringing to fruition in our lives. We will celebrate with music, poetry, meditation and more. Please feel free to bring poems, songs, stories, circle dances or other offerings to share with the group. After the circle celebration we will share food.
Led by Laura Dobson. Starts at 7 pm. All welcome.