What do Unitarians believe?

At a Unitarian (Universalist) worship service or meeting, you are likely to find members whose positions on faith may be derived from a variety of religious beliefs: Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, naturist, atheist, or agnostic.

Members might tell you that they are religious humanists, liberal Christians, or world religionists.

All these people, and yet others who label their beliefs differently, are faithful Unitarians committed to the practice of free religion. We worship, sing, play, study, teach, and work for social justice together as congregations, all the while remaining strong in our individual convictions.

Unitarian? What's That?

Cliff Reed was minister to the Unitarian congregations of Ipswich, Framlingham and Bedfield in Suffolk from 1976 to 2012. He was Secretary of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists from 1995 to 1997 and President of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches from 1997 to 1998. He has written three collections of devotional material: We Are Here (1992); The Way of the Pilgrim (1993); and Celebrating the Flame(1997). He has also contributed to several anthologies of prayers and meditations, and written a number of hymns for Unitarian hymnals.

He has written a short book, which answers many of the questions anyone might have about what Unitarians belive. [Read Cliff's Book]

Rev. Derek Smith' Beliefs

The Rev. Derek Smith is a retired minister living in Mansfield and a former denominational president who still frequently conducts worship and officiates at rites of passage. During one service he formulated his beliefs and a member of the congregation asked him to commit them to paper. [Read about Derek's Beliefs]