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.
Our present website has been dismantled as we are in the process of designing a new one using the new Unitarian template.
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 Graham Loudon
13th Pastor ColinTurnage (a short service followed by congregational meeting)
20th Val Worthington
27th Martin Smith Speaker for Homelessness and Poverty week.
3rd Tas Cooper
10th Rev Brian Anderson
17th Val Worthington
24th Jennie Musson
3rd Pastor Colin Turnage. Short service followed by congregational meeting
10th Rev John Harley
17th Lucy Harris
24th Rev Linda Phillips
31st Easter Sunday Rev Brian Anderson
7th Val Worthington
14th Graham Louden
21st Pasdtor Colin Turnage, short service followed by congregational meeting
28th Rev Brian Anderson followed, after coffee, 12 noon, by Assisted Dying Discussion. All welcome
5th Val Worthington
12th Kathy Beckett
19th Yvonne Aburrow
26th Gerry Whitcher
2nd Short service Pastor Colin Turnage followed by congregational meeting
9th Matthew Smith
16th Val Worthington
23rd Rev Ashley Hills
30th Tony Rees
Our services are followed by refreshments in the hall. Donations for this are sent to a charity. Now being collected for the Marie Curie Cancer Care.
In May we formed a small monthly informal singing group, mainly for fun which meets each month after coffee. All welcome. Prompt start at 12 o'clock until 1pm.
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 Stress Engagement group which began again in March has been very successful. There are 6 members in the group which has enabled everyone's concerns to be heard. We are hoping to resume in the Autumn with an Engagement Group to discuss a book by David Usher entitled "12 Steps to Spiritual Health".Contact Brenda.
Salisbury UU's meet on the 3rd Sunday in the lounge of the URC church at 6.30. Contact Brenda.
On March 9th it was our church's turn to host the Southern Unitarian Association meeting. After the meeting there was a talk and slide show by Hans Swegen, who bought a piece of rainforest in Paraguay to preserve it, as his contribution to ecology. This was an extremely interesting talk which hopefully will have social action response for the Unitarian movement. 17 people attended
May10th to 12th Meditational Fellowship w/e at Ivy House, Warminster. On June 9th we join in the Southampton Interfaith Peace walk.
July 8th to 12th is Unitarian Discovery Holiday in Derbyshire, enjoyed by all. Look on www.ukunitarians.org.uk/societies for details.
There will not be a Southern Unitarian w/e in Sept this year but seveal people are attending Facing Change at www.millhouseretreats.co.uk instead.
We have been pleased to welcome Graham, Russ and Ruthann, and Gene and Ann into mebership. Mat and Niki will be welcomed soon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastoral Care Kathy Beckett email@example.com
Lettings Trevor Nice trevornice@btinternet.
or preferably ring church office 02380 230782
Namings, weddings and funerals Rev Brian Anderson--until August. firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact our Headquarters in London on
O2O 724O 2384 or through this web-site: www.unitarian.org.uk.