These service highlights are the attempts of one member of the congregation to give a flavour of each week’s service. (Another person might give a different account, as indeed might the celebrant themselves.) They do not include the many readings and prayers that go towards making up our services – for those, you need to visit us on a Sunday!
Stephen Jackson led us through a powerful and thought-provoking service on one of the most pressing issues of our age; how to meet the needs of the many people in the world seeking refuge and asylum. Mixing Biblical readings with his own poetry (and the classic Unitarian hyjmn “This IS My Song, O God Of All The Nations”), we thought about what our duty is to our fellow human beings, and how, as individuals, we can make a difference.
Elizabeth Faiers led a timely service on “’Tis Winter Still: Enjoy It”, focussing on the season of winter and its challenges and blessings. With readings by John Harley, Elizabeth Lerner, Elizabeth Tarbox and Margaret Owen, Elizabeth asked us to reflect on how the past season has been for us, as the year turns towards Spring.
Chris Pilkington led us on a fascinating discussion of what “being liberal” really means, and how this relates to the recent controversy over former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron’s views on same-sex marriage, Christianity and liberalism.