Sunday 26 January, 10.30 – 11.30 am: Holocaust Memorial Day

‘Don’t be content in your life just to do no wrong, be prepared every day to try and do some good.’ Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslavakia

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and 25 years since the genocide in Bosnia. Our gathering will explore this year’s theme: Stand Together.

Led by Laura Dobson.
All welcome.

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Tuesday 21 January, 7.30 – 8.30 pm: Meditation and Mindfulness

In these turbulent times we often seek a means of coming to ourselves, of revealing the natural harmony between our body, thoughts, feelings, and spirit. In this meeting we shall try some simple methods of mindfully observing our inner world and returning to our innate wisdom, so that we can go back to the outer world and act for the good of all.
No previous experience of meditation required.
Led by Mike Rutter. All welcome.

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Sunday 12 January, 10.30 – 11.30 am: Lamps for the soul

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” (Psalm 119)
This image is lost to us in a modern world which spills light pollution. A trip to a deep underground cavern or remote landscapes where the light literally goes off recalls the reality of ancient nights full of fear and uncertainty and menacing threats, and the joy of meeting a light bearer. Similarly the images of green pastures and still waters in a hot desert land carried strong resonances unnoticed by us.
These thoughts will be explored in the service which reflects on happiness and success.
You would be very welcome.
Led by Tom Grimshaw.

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Wednesday 25 December, 10.30 – 11.30 am: Christmas Day

“Christmas reveals that heaven is not another place but this place clearly seen. God is already inscribed in nature, the very DNA of each one of us. Love, from the beginning, with its necessary suffering and death, is the very physical structure of an inexorably evolving universe. It is important, therefore, to remember, in this graced perception, that nothing is changed, adjusted. God’s first creation needs no correction. At Incarnation nothing new is added. Nothing – except the sublime new meaning of the familiar, the infinite depth of all that already is. We now know that God has always been the shape and substance of everything. Only the light has changed.” Daniel O’Leary

Join us to celebrate Christmas Day, season of hope, goodwill and fellowship, when we honour the Christ light in everyone.

Led by Laura Dobson. All welcome.

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Sunday 22 December, 10.30 – 11.30 am: Winter Solstice

Underneath the Christian or the Pagan celebrations at this time of year, lies astronomy and the position of this planet in space, whatever that is. This service will reflect on the astronomical mysteries which we perceive as seasons, a time to ponder who we are and where we are.
Led by Hilary Bichovsky. All welcome.

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