Remembrance Sunday, 8th November 2020

Opening words and chalice lighting On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of 1918, the guns finally fell silent on the western font. We therefore gather to rememberon this Sunday closest to that time.As we do so, we light our chalice,symbol of hope.We wear our poppies,symbols of remembrance.We remember inContinue reading “Remembrance Sunday, 8th November 2020”

Sunday 18th October – Success and Failure

Extracts from this morning’s Service at The Old Meeting House, by Rev. Duncan Voice Story Once upon a time, a woodcarver made a magnificent statue, a true work of art greatly admired by one and all. Even his sovereign, Prince Li, was full of praise and asked him for his secret. The sculptor replied, “HowContinue reading “Sunday 18th October – Success and Failure”

Sunday 11th October – Life, Meaning and Purpose

A short reflection by Rev. Duncan Voice “Either you look at the universe as a very poor creation out of which no one can make anything or you look at your own life and your part in the universe as infinitely rich, full of inexhaustible interest, opening out into infinite further possibilities for study andContinue reading “Sunday 11th October – Life, Meaning and Purpose”

Sunday 26th September – Our Hidden Courage

A short reflection by Rev. Duncan Voice I have walked the long road to freedom.I have tried not to falter;I have made missteps along the way.But I have discovered the secret thatafter climbing a great hill,one only findsthat there are many more hills to climb.I have taken a moment here to rest,To steal a viewContinue reading “Sunday 26th September – Our Hidden Courage”

Sunday 30th August – The Promise of Spiritual Freedom

by Rev. Duncan Voice “When freedom is not an inner idea which imparts strength to our activities and breadth to our creations, when it is merely a thing of external circumstance, it is like an open space to one who is blindfolded.”Rabindranath Tagore Welcome A very warm welcome to our Service on this the lastContinue reading “Sunday 30th August – The Promise of Spiritual Freedom”

Sunday 23rd August – Not Beyond Belief

by Stuart Coupe In this contribution, I want to explore the responsibilities and difficulties concerning the principle of Unitarian religious freedom and its relationship to personal belief. To begin this Service you are invited to light a candle, or chalice, if it is safe for you do so. Chalice Lighting by Joy Croft As isContinue reading “Sunday 23rd August – Not Beyond Belief”

Sunday 16 August 2020

by Stephen Crowther “If it’s not within your grasp to change a situation that’s causing you pain, you can always choose the attitude with which to face this suffering.”(Viktor Frankl) “Whether someone is happy or not depends on how spacious their mind is – not what is happening externally” (From “The Path of Resilience” byContinue reading “Sunday 16 August 2020”