Sidmouth Old Dissenting Meeting House
Sidmouth Unitarian Church
Dissenter of Sidmouth
Elizabeth Barlow's funeral will take place in the church at 2.30 pm on Friday 24th February, followed by a wake in the Leigh Browne Room. Elizabeth was the lay leader of Sidmouth Unitarians for five years before her death on January 19th 2017 at the age of 73; she had been the Treasurer of Dissenter of Sidmouth since 2005. All are invited to celebrate her completed life.
A nun, a rabbi and an atheist walk into a church...
We welcome tourists, seekers, doubters, pilgrims, and you.
We offer a special welcome to those who are single, widowed, divorced, married, cohabiting, in a civil partnership, or a "complicated" relationship. If you are rich, poor, noisy or shy you are particularly welcome. Especially welcome are toddlers, babies, dogs on strings, teenagers, the elderly, the old, the very old, the very very old, and the middle-aged and the young, the childless, parents, grandparents and great grandparents, the unemployed, overworked or lazy. You will feel at home here if you are in recovery, addicted, or trying to give up, angry, disaffected or apathetic. We offer a special welcome to the homeless, refugees, immigrants, second home owners, precariously housed or in a gated community. If your religious beliefs are Hindu, Sunni, Shia or Ahmaddiya Muslim, Protestant, Catholic, Jain, Jew, not sure, don't care or born again, you are accepted. Atheists and agnostics are specially welcome.
Here you will find fellow-travellers looking for spiritual, artistic and intellectual growth; opportunities to explore and learn, and a rich heritage of over three centuries of dissent and democracy.