Are You a Unitarian without knowing it? Unitarians differ from many other religions in that we believe in helping people to find their own spiritual path rather than defining it for them. We welcome all those who share our views on tolerance toward others, who embrace the freedom to be in a faith community that does not impose creeds or specific beliefs, and where the approach is based on reason not dogma. We conduct baby namings, weddings, same sex weddings, and funerals, arranged according to people's personal spiritual requirements. To find out more go to www.unitarian.org.uk.
We now have a new website using the new Unitarian template which gives details of service topics and information..
Local services are held at The Edmund Kell Church, Bellevue Road off London Road, Southampton (SO15 2AY) at 1O.3O am each Sunday.
A variety of Ministers and Lay Leaders take our services. Also some members of the congregation. Services over the past few months have been richly varied, with several members providing innovative approaches. We are a small community. You will be very welcome if you visit us.
Worship and events Calendar
6th Harvest Festival led by Kathy Beckett
13th Pastor Colin Turnage-short service on Laughter, followed by congregational meeting.
20th Val Worthington, Lay Preacher. Unitarian Peace Service
27th Jennie Musson. Halloween
3rd Matthew Smith
10th Colin Turnage
17th Kathy Beckett with Sufi guest Kasim Sumra for Interfaith week.
24th Rev Linda Phillips on Tolerance
Eve service 6pm led by Kathy Beckett followed by light supper at 6.45. After this there will be a presentation and discussion by Martin Godfrey on Science and Religion; human constructs?
1st Kathy Beckett-Advent
8th Colin Turnage--short service followed by AGM
15th Val Worthington-carol service
22nd Graham Louden--Rebirth, Renewal, followed by Christmas meal
29th Kathy Beckett--saying 'goodbye' before we can say 'hello' and Russ Alberts on Hannukah
Our services are followed by refreshments in the hall. Donations for this are sent to a charity. Now being collected for Restoring Sight in Malawi via Christian Aid.
In May we formed a small monthly informal singing group, mainly for fun which meets by arrangement after coffee. All welcome. Prompt start at 12 o'clock.
The General Assembly of the national movement was at Nottingham University this year, from April 11th to 14th. Severn members attended and felt it was a useful and interesting time. The motion for Assisted Dying was carried. The discussion in church on 28th April was helpful.
The Engagement group began again in Sept. There are 6 members in the group which has enabled everyone's concerns to be heard. We are discussing a book by David Usher entitled "12 Steps to Spiritual Health".Last meeting Nov 28th. Contact Brenda.
Salisbury UU's meet on the 3rd Sunday in the lounge of the URC church at 6.30. Contact Brenda.
A new monthly Reflective Evening Service began in Sept. It will be held on 4th sunday of the month at 6pm followed by supper at 6.45. Pizza, finger salad,fruit, cake, coffee/tea. After this at approx 7.15 there will be a talk and discussion. Nov is led by Martin Godfrey on Science and Religion;Human constructs? All welcome. Attend as much or as little as you choose.
Experience day Sat Nov 2nd in the hall was enjoyable and informative. Richard Bober lead meditation. Poetry and circle dancing was led by Brenda.
We have a regular bulletin with all info which Brenda will send you if you email her your address.
Chairman Russ Alberts LRA1951@mns.com
Secretary Brenda Knopf email@example.com
Lay Leader, Safeguarding and Pastoral Care Kathy Beckett firstname.lastname@example.org
Lettings Trevor Nice trevornice@btinternet.
or preferably ring church office 02380 230782
Namings, weddings and funerals Rev Brian Anderson- email@example.com
You can also contact our Headquarters in London on
O2O 724O 2384 or through this web-site: www.unitarian.org.uk.