Wirral Unitarians


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Discovery Group


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We hold monthly "Discovery Group" meetings. Open for all those interested - not just Unitarians - these sessions offer an opportunity to explore ethical, spiritual and social issues in an informal way.



Discovery Group Meetings 2019
25th February The Life and Influence of Beatrice Webb Chris Purcell
27th March The Story of Esther Costello (by Nicholas Monsarrat)  
24th April The Book of Kells Jan Mercer-Bowen
29th May Being Humane Rev John Keggen
26th June Eschatology: Exploring Christian "End of World" theology Rev Phil Waldron
24th July Out of Muddle and Mayhem - E M Forster's "Passage to India" Shelley and Terry Perry
25th September Show and Tell - bring something you've created Terry Perry
23rd October Thomas Paine Irene Hardisty
27th November Poetry and Reflections of War (all contributions welcome) Chris Purcell


Wirral and Southport Unitarians in The Athenaeum's Library in Liverpool. The Athenaeum was founded by 'the father of Liverpool Culture' William Roscoe. The day began at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, a wonderful lunch in the Athenaeum dinning room, then a little exploration of the library.(click image to enlarge)



Rev. Bob talks about his time on a Greek Island helping migrants

A recent Discovery Group was led by Rev. Bob Janis Dillon. He passionately shared his experiences on the Greek Island, Samos, where migrants from Syria had found safety after crossing the Mediterranean Sea. Their homeland is a war torn country leading desperate people to cross treacherous seas in crowded boats rather than stay in their homeland. Rev. Bob explained the difficulties the migrants have to go through during their stay in Samos, but what was heart-warming was the support and compassion the Greek people showed the migrants. It was also good to learn that the Unitarian Merseyside District has been involved, mainly through all the hard work of Zubia Hawcroft from Warrington Cairo Street Chapel where Rev. Bob ministers. Zubia is involved with the organisation Lifeline Help. For more information please visit www.lifelinehelp.org/contact-life-line-help/.

Thank you Rev. Bob for our first Discovery Group, inspirational talk!


Migrant family finding safety in Greece Zubia holding those in crisis
Rev Bob Janis-Dillon
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