Forthcoming Events

Sunday 2 July: Religion: All in the Mind? Do we have natural drives and needs for religion, rooted in genetic survival mechanisms? Do Unitarian beliefs and practices live up to our claims of rational scrutiny? If they do not, should they be discarded? Martin Gienke, a member of the Bury St Edmunds Unitarian congregation, will explore these questions, presenting evidence from neuroscience, philosophy, and our own experience.

Sunday 9 July: No service in our chapel because city-centre streets will be closed for a Fun Run.Instead, we are invited to attend the 11 am service in the Unitarian chapel in Hinckley, Leicestershire, with lunch and a guided tour afterwards.

Sunday 16 July: God of Many Names is the title of todays service, led by Revd Marcus Braybrooke, the President of the World Congress of Faiths.

Thursday 20 July: Our Heart and Mind discussion group meets at 7 pm to discuss extremism and social exclusion and what we as Unitarians can do in response to them.

Sunday 23 July: Connections In this service, led by Jeannene Powell, a member of the Kensington Unitarian congregation, we will consider our connections to ourselves, to others, and to that which is Sacred and Divine for us.

Sunday 30 July: Erasmus of Rotterdam:Towards the Protestant Reformation:Last year marked 500 years since the publication of Erasmus's pioneering edition of the New Testament in Greek and Latin. October 2017 will mark 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, heralding the Reformation. This service, led by Howard Hague, a member of the Hinckley Unitarian congregation, will consider the contribution made by Erasmus.

Sunday 6 August: Coping with Changeis the theme of todays service, led by the Chairperson of the Hinckley Unitarian congregation, Dr Jane Russell.

Sunday 13 August: Expect the Unexpected. Rev. Ant Howe (Minister of the Kingswood Unitarian ccongregation) was due to lead a service for us earlier this year, but circumstances dictated otherwise. Todays service will explore how we deal with unexpected events, and how our religious faith can help to anchor us at such times.

Sunday 20 August: The theme of Sheila Bonds service is yet to be announced. The Chapel Society Committee meets at 1 pm. All chapel members are welcome to attend the meeting.

Sunday 27 August: A 'Verse'-ary of Values. Chapel member Patsy Clarke presents poems that reflect Unitarian values, proposed by members of the congregation. Afterwards: the Chapel Walkers invite everyone to join them on a ramble in the countryside near Oxford. Bring sandwiches and a poem to read.