Rev Brian Cockcroft
Rev Bob Pounder
Rev Alex Bradley
Unitarian Christian Association
The Unitarian Christian Association (UCA) was formed in 1991 to strengthen and revitalise the liberal Christian tradition within the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches in Britain. We aim to be that place where this tradition can be explored, while at the same time providing a resource for the denomination as a whole.
We see ourselves as heirs to the Unitarian Christian and the Free Christian traditions of our forebears. The Free Christians were those who sought to bring together Unitarians, Trinitarians and those rejecting such labels, in a creedless church. We seek to renew and revitalise these traditions, to create a vibrant faith for the 21st Century.
Events are held each year at different places around Britain to reflect the geographic spread of the membership. All members and friends are welcome to join us on these occasions. We also aim to hold a Retreat each year, again open to all.
We publish a twice-yearly journal, 'The Herald', as well as newsletters for members. In 2007, we produced a book for daily prayer and group worship, 'Daybreak and Eventide', and in 2009 we published 'The Man They Called The Christ' by David Doel.
The Unitarian Christian Association is an affiliated society of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches. Each year, the UCA makes a significant book grant to all first-year ministry students (at both Manchester and Oxford).
The UCA has grown steadily in recent years and membership stands at over 150. However, we are aware we represent many more than this number. In the biggest opinion survey of recent times (2004), our General Assembly found that more than 60 per cent of members described their theology as 'liberal Christian' (Inquirer, 29/05/2004). Apart from individual members, 15 congregations in Britain are affiliated to the UCA, as is the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland (a church with strong historic links to our denomination).
We welcome new members from all who want to see the liberal Christian tradition preserved and strengthened within our movement. Membership enquiries to: Cathy Fozard, (Membership Secretary), 20 Handforth Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 2LU - or at her email:email@example.com