Welcome to Brighton Unitarian Church
Our Sunday Services.
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Coming up at BUC
19th - Dominic Degavino
20th - Death Cafe
20th - Algis Fediajevas & Sharon Lewis
21st - Stitchin Time
25th - Inclusive Communion
26th - Jon Rattenbury and Brian Ashworth
27th - Music Carousel
28th - Love Cats Craft Fair & Tea
Read more about the interesting range of events happening at BUC on What's On pages.
Do join us for our varied weekly
Friday Lunchtime Concerts.
12.30 pm on Fridays. Just £3.50 on the door.
Read the concert program to find
the music you'd enjoy!
You can now donate to our Building Appeal as you shop (at no extra cost to you) through easyfundraising.
Our Unitarian Church offers a person the help and opportunity to develop the faith that is within. Not to find religion, to learn beliefs, or to be given a faith, but to help a person live the faith that is meaningful to him or her.
Quiet Reflection Circle
On the second Thursday of each month we gather for candle lighting and quiet reflection. Starting at 7pm and lasting no longer than an hour there will be a short reading, time for candle- lighting, stillness and a few simple closing words.
If you’ve been having a busy week, and could do with some stillness, do come along. If you’re looking for a time and place to reconnect with your spirit, do come along. If you’d just like to sit quietly in a sacred place, please do come along.
Gatherings in 2018 will be 7 - 8 p.m. on
Thursday 11th January
Thursday 08th February
Thursday 08th March
Thursday 12th April
All are welcome!
Thursday Workshop: Inclusive Communion
January 25th 7pm
Our Thursday workshop will be rather unusual this month - it will take the form of an inclusive Unitarian communion led by Jef Jones and Susie Courtault. We will be breaking bread together and meeting prayerfully and mindfully in the presence of the divine. To modern Unitarians communion may not seem very Unitarian at all; yet it was a part of Unitarian worship well into the twentieth century. Kensington Unitarians hold an Inclusive Communion after all their services: it is open to all who wish to attend and has become an integral part of their church week. Inclusive Communion is ecumenical in the broadest sense in that it seeks to bring people together in a time of division. We will break bread together, drink grape juice together and sit together in a circle of connection and prayer.
A Short Prayer Courseort Course about Prayer
Starting in February of 2018 I will be running a Short Course About Prayer. This is for anyone wanting to explore and deepen their experience of prayer. The course is based on Simply Pray, an excellent book by the American Unitarian, Erik Walker Wikstrom.
Rev Wikstrom identifies four types of prayer practised in the world’s major religions; Naming the many ways in which the sacred is present in our lives; Knowing ourselves by looking inside ourselves, by exploring our strengths and weaknesses; Listening to the quietness in each one of us and Loving by reaching out to the world in compassion. He uses these four prayer types as the foundation for a modern prayer practice.
Our time together will be about learning and experiencing; we will learn about different types of prayer and practice different ways of praying. Each session will be participative and will take place in a safe and respectful group setting. There will be a small amount of homework each week.
The course is free and will take place on Thursday evenings in the Church. Dates and times are as follows:
Thursday 22nd February, 7 – 10 pm
Thursday 1st March, 7 -10 pm
Thursday 15th March, 7 – 10 pm
Thursday 22nd March, 7 - 10 pm
Thursday 29th March, 7 -10 pm
Thursday 5th April, 7 - 10 pm
There will be ten places, which will be allocated to the first ten people who sign up for the course. Participants are encouraged to attend every session if possible. If you are interested and would like to sign up for A Short Course About Prayer talk to me in Church, call me on 01273 6960221 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUSE 2018. A weekend of inspiration and fellowship in serene, natural surroundings. 16-18 February 2018. fusefest.org.uk
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Brighton Unitarian is a beautiful, intimate space with great acoustics used on a daily basis as a music and arts venue.
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