Are you looking for a Faith Community to be your Spiritual Home?
- One where you are free to develop your spirituality in your own way?
- A community where Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, Atheists, and those who resist labels, can find their own spiritual centre?
- A community where how you live your life is what is important?
- A church in which your spiritual path is honoured and respected?
- Find out more about Unitarian communities in London and the South East.
Unitarians in London & the South East
Unitarians have been in London and the South East since 1774, though many of our congregations date back more than a hundred years before that. For all of that time we have been in the forefront of radical liberal religious thought, promoting the primacy of individual conscience in matters of faith.
There are 28 Unitarian congregations in London and the South East. See the map for locations. You might wonder "If Unitarians promote the primacy of individual conscience, why do they gather in community?" We do so for two main reasons. The first is that, although we might each be on our own spiritual journey, we need each other for encouragement, guidance and inspiration. We gather to learn from each other, but we also gather to celebrate and worship together, to share life's joys and sorrows, and to know that we are not alone in our spiritual quest. But we also gather so that, together, we can be an influence for good in the world. We place a high value on serving the wider community, not just ourselves.
What We Believe
- The right to seek truth and meaning
- Using your own life experience, your reflection your intuitive understanding and your own conscience.
- To be a community that welcomes you for who you are, complete with your beliefs, doubts and questions.
Charter for Compassion
In March 2011, at the AGM of the LDPA (PULSE), a resolution affirming the Charter for Compassion was passed
unanimously. The following month at the Annual Meetings of the General Assembly of Unitarian and
Free Christian Churches in Swansea a resolution affirming the Charter and applying to become a
partner organization of the Charter of Compassion was also passed unanimously. The General
Assembly's subsequent application to become a partner organization was successful.
Following these resolutions an LDPA Charter for Compassion Affinity Group has been set up and several
congregations in the LDPA now hold regular Charter for Compassion study and discussion groups. They
seek to act in the spirit of the Charter and engage in practical actions to bring its message of compassion
and empathy to their communities and the wider world.
The LDPA Charter for Compassion Affinity Group encourages congregations and individuals within the LDPA to
embrace the Charter, engage in interfaith dialogue and co-operation in its spirit and to do all they can to
live and act on its values in the world.
Several of our congregations have now decided to celebrate GA Charter for Compassion Sunday (this year 20
November), make use of the GA Worship Panel's Stirrings of Compassion resources pack and do
all they can to live the values of the Charter. For more information about the LDPA Charter for Compassion
Affinity Group please contact its convenor, Rev. Feargus O'Connor, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 7837 4472.