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.
Who are the Unitarians?
We are a spiritual community who encourage you to think for yourself and to nurture your own spiritual dimension.
We believe that...
Everyone has the right to seek truth and meaning for themselves.
The basic tool for this is your own life experience, your reflection upon it, your intuitive understanding and the promptings of your own conscience.
The best setting for this is a community that welcomes you for who you are – beliefs, doubts, questions and all.
We claim no exclusive right to knowing the truth. We do not believe that any creed, faith or individual has a monopoly on religious truth. The final authority for your faith lies within your own conscience.
People should enjoy individual liberty and private judgment in their spiritual life.
We are guided and inspired by:
We hold important to us:
Lie in the Reformation of 16th Century Europe when people started to read and Interpret the Bible for themselves. The name Unitarian came initially from the belief in the ‘oneness’ of God Today it reflects belief in the divine unity of all things, of humankind and creation.
Locally we are…
A congregation who welcome people irrespective of their age, nationality,gender or sexual orientation. If we were to be defined as having one thing in common, it is perhaps that we are people with an individualistic bent who find support in a community of like-minded spiritual individualists.
What do we do?
Our services embrace a spectrum of spiritual and religious views, including Christianity, pre-Christian European faith (which some will call Paganism), Eastern religion, poetry, philosophy – and perhaps something one of us has read last week and found inspiring.
Our services also reflect the cycle of life – the seasons and the solstices, of birth, life and death – the world in which we are all spiritually rooted. A Minister leads many services, but members of the congregation themselves take services and lead discussions, bringing their own insights and perspectives to share with everyone.
There is also a regular poetry group and discussion meetings where people share their own thoughts and experiences of spiritual life.
Please see More About Unitarians for more information and these leaflets: