Tuesday 18 June, 7.30 – 8.30 pm: 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. All welcome.

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Sunday 16 June, 10.30 – 11.30 am: Father’s Day

“Give yourself permission to be all three characters in the Prodigal Son
story. Feed your inner settler and your inner nomad. Find a place for each in
this world. And be your own loving parent too – the parent who accepts and
values each; allows each to make mistakes; and invites each to the party. This
is the true meaning of freedom.” Ana Levy-Lyons

Join us as we celebrate Father’s Day with reflections on the parable of the prodigal son.
Led by Laura Dobson
All welcome

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Tuesday 11 June, 7.30 – 8.30 pm: Taize chanting and meditation

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 9 June, 10:30 – 11:30: Pentecost

“Listen! Can you hear it? The Spirit is calling.
It calls us in the silence and through the noise and busyness of our daily lives. It calls us in the brightness of the day and the darkness of the night, in times of hope and despair.
Listen! Can you hear it? The Spirit is calling.
It doesn’t matter what you call it for it has no name and has many different names. The Spirit of Life. The Spirit of Love. The Spirit of Compassion. The Spirit of Hope. The Spirit of Justice.
Listen! Can you hear it? The Spirit is calling.
It’s calling to you and to me. It’s calling us to greater wholeness, greater connection, greater service, greater love. It’s calling us to heal the brokenness within ourselves, in others, and in the world. It’s calling us to live more deeply. It’s calling us to beauty.
It’s calling us to laugh and dance and sing. It’s calling us to live through life’s pain and sorrow. It’s calling us to live courageously and kindly, to speak our truth in love, and to bend the moral arc of the universe toward justice.
It’s calling us into community. It’s calling us into the greater Life of all.
Listen!
Can you hear it?
The Spirit is calling.” John Saxon

Join us to celebrate Pentecost as Sheila Cass leads a service focused on the Holy Spirit.
All welcome.

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Tuesday 4 June, 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 2 June, 10:30 – 11:30 am: Flower celebration

“In colours bright and essence sweet,
Like flowers we bloom when we meet.
O, Source of Life, our song we raise,
This beauty fills our hearts with praise.” Lisa Doege

Join us for our annual flower celebration. Please bring a flower that represents you and the gifts you bring to our community, and receive a different flower to take home with you.
Led by Laura Dobson. All welcome.

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Sunday 26 May, 10.30 – 11.30 am: What the Dickens?

Charles Dickens is one of the best-loved writers in the English speaking world. His Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, and A Christmas Carol, are all perennial favourites. Born an Anglican, he always had a deep sympathy for the poor and down-trodden, and favoured a simple “social” gospel of helping those less fortunate than himself. Theological controversy and Evangelicalism did not interest him, and he became involved in the Unitarian movement, often attending chapels and churches both here and in the USA, and meeting such well-known figures as William Ellery Channing and Ralph Waldo Emerson. He displayed a keen understanding of human psychology, and “A Christmas Carol”, ostensibly a story of a selfish man who converts to true religious feeling – a popular theme at the time – can also be read as a struggle within Scrooge’s own mind, where his higher self prompts him to change his ways.

Led by Mike Rutter. All welcome.

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