On Sunday 5th March 2 - 3 p.m. at St Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, St. Saviourgate York, during Womens International Week, Chapel member Elizabeth Faiers gave a PowerPoint and slide presentation giving insights into this little-known and remote matrilineal society. Elizabeth Faiers briefly told the story of Margaret Barr, a Unitarian minister who established a hospital and nursing care in the Khasi Hills of Megalaya, and Elizabeth shared her memories of her journeys to the area four years ago, and her knowledge of the people with artifacts from this earth-loving community.
The Chapel was open to the public on Saturday, 28th January from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday 29th January from 12.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. with an exhibition about Colton's Hospital Almshouses, which have been maintained by the Chapel for 300 years. Founded by Thomas Colton and his wife Mary in 1717, the Almshouses provide residence for 12 women of lesser means aged over 55 years. Thomas was the minister of the Chapel from 1692 to 1731.
WELCOME TO UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN YORK
York Unitarians welcome students to services and other events in the Unitarian Chapel in St. Saviourgate. Services are at 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Other activities are meditation group, poetry group, interfaith activities, musical offerings (some featuring university students), social action such as fundraising for York Alzheimer's Society. More details will appear on the website later.
Three of our chapel members are on the staff at the University of York and are willing to chat with students, please make contact at:
Simon Hardy: email@example.com
Janet Eldred: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Pearce: email@example.com
Dr. Hardy has written an introduction "Unitarianism - A religion? which is in the attached PDF file. Click to download.
The ground floor of the Chapel is accessible, with assistance, to wheelchair users. There is also an accessible toilet. A deaf loop system is in operation.
A bicycle rack is available in the Chapel grounds.