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Find out more about Unitarianism, find resources for your gathering, or dive into some Unitarian thinking in this selection of books published by the Lindsey Press, our community-run publishing imprint.

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Soul Deep

Soul Deep: Exploring Spirituality Together 
by Michael Allured and Kate Dean 

An eight-week course of spiritual exploration for small groups,  designed to encourage personal reflection and shared insights.  Each session plan includes suggested readings and activities,  with detailed practical guidance for facilitators, to help participants  find meaning and spiritual fulfilment in their daily lives. 

Paperback, 160 pages; £10.00 
ISBN: 978-0-85319-100-1 


Right Relationship in the Real World

Learning to Live by Our Unitarian Values

A collection of talks given by Unitarian ministers and lay people at the Hucklow Summer Schools in 2022 and 2023, addressing two main themes: practising love, peace, and justice in everyday life, exploring ways of nurturing authentic relationships with oneself, with others, with the Earth, and with God; and real life: telling the truth of our lived experience, exploring what it means for us to be truly real, and how we can make space for others to do likewise. Each chapter ends with questions for reflection and discussion, providing a resource for small study groups.

Jane Blackall, who commissioned the collection, is the Minister of the Kensington Unitarian community in north London, based at Essex Church.

Contributors: Louise Baumberg, Alex Brianson, Cody Coyne, Laura Dobson, Tor Glinwell, Winnie Gordon, Arek Malecki, Nicola Temple, and Sarah Tinker

Paperback, 138 pages; £7.00
ISBN: 978-0-85319-099-8


Reed - Beyond Darkness

Beyond Darkness

Beyond Darkness: words for reflection, by Cliff Reed. A thematic collection of poems and prayers, written for private reflection and public gatherings, offering spiritual support and inspiration to anyone seeking a way through the uncertain times in which we are all living. Lindsey Press, 2021, ISBN: 978-0-85319-095-0, 134pp, Softback, RRP £9.00


Cherishing The Earth

Cherishing the Earth – Nourishing the Spirit, edited by Maria Curtis

This new book presents a range of Unitarian responses to the global environmental crisis. Contributors include ministers, lay people, and children, writing from diverse theological and ethical perspectives, exploring what it might mean to live in right relationship with the Earth. Their insights range from the prophetic and political to the practical and intensely personal, but all share a sense of gratitude for the sacred gift of life.

Maria Curtis asks what changes we need to make in ourselves and in our society if we are to work towards healing the Earth and restoring balance to the global ecosystem: “We need to re-imagine what a healthy relationship between humanity and the natural world might look like, one conducive to the flourishing of all beings on Earth.” Rev. Dr Maria Curtis is a Unitarian minister with a background in education and psychology. Lindsey Press, 2023, ISBN: 978-0-85319-098-1, £12


Why Are We Here?

Why Are We Here? Discerning our Unitarian Mission in an Upturned World, commissioned by Jane Blackall, with contributions from Shana Parvin Begum, Rory Castle Jones, Jo James and Kate Brady McKenna, and a foreword by Elizabeth Slade.

A radical exploration of the ways in which the landscape of “doing church” has changed, especially during the Covid pandemic. Five contributors, all of whom are serving or aspiring Unitarian ministers, draw on their own experiences to consider how Unitarian communities can flex and adapt in turbulent times while remaining true to their religious roots. Their chapters are a selection of talks given at the 2021 Summer School at Great Hucklow,
addressing a wide range of challenges, from the impacts of climate change on our planet to invisible types of social discrimination, both within and beyond church congregations. Each chapter ends with questions for reflection and discussion. Lindsey Press, 2022, ISBN: 978-0-85319-096-7, Softback, RRP £5.00.


Life’s Journey

Life’s Journey, by Daniel Costley. Rites of passage provide sacred and emotional milestones on the journey of life, from birth to death, and significant points in between. Daniel Costley offers practical guidance, and sample texts, to help ministers, lay leaders, and other celebrants to create unique services for Weddings, Child Namings, Funerals, the Ordination of Ministers, the Induction of Ministers and Lay Leaders, and Congregational Membership – developing inclusive and meaningful liturgy for our times. Daniel Costley is the Minister of the Sevenoaks, Dover, and Tenterden Unitarian congregations. Lindsey Press, 2020, ISBN: 978-0-85319-093-6, RRP £12


Seeking Paradise

Seeking ParadiseA Unitarian Mission for our Times, by Stephen Lingwood. What might the future of the Unitarian movement look like? That will depend, this book argues, on how we envision – and enact – its missionUnitarians can evangelise, with a message of hope for a “beloved community” in this world: the Paradise of the title. Stephen Lingwood presents new ways of thinking about the Kingdom (or “Kindom”) of God, based on his practical experience as a Unitarian minister. Each chapter ends with questions for reflection by individual readers and discussion by small congregational groups. Stephen Lingwood is a Pioneer Minister in Cardiff and serves as the Minister of Cardiff Unitarians /Undodiaid Caerdydd. Lindsey Press, 2020, ISBN: 978-0-85319-094-3, RRP £10.00


Fragments of Holiness

Fragments of Holiness: for Daily Reflection, edited by Catherine Robinson. A collection of reflective texts for every day of the year. More than half are insights offered by Unitarians, past and present, famous or unknown. The rest are insights borrowed from world faiths, humanist philosophers, writers, poets, and radical social thinkers. They could form part of a daily practice of personal reflection at the start or end of the day. They could also be used by small groups as a resource for contemplation and discussion. For worship leaders they may be a useful source of themes when planning services, especially as many of the entries commemorate notable dates in Unitarian history. Catherine Robinson is a member of the Oxford Unitarian congregation. Lindsey Press, 2019, ISBN 978-0853190912, softback RRP £9.


Unitarian Women

Unitarian Women: A Legacy of Dissent, edited by Ann Peart, with contributions by Rory Castle Jones, Andrew Hill, Derek McAuley, and Alan Ruston. A celebration of the pioneering achievements of Unitarian women who made a difference to their world – as writers and artists, social reformers, suffrage activists, peace campaigners, educators and politicians, preachers and ministers – for 200 years from the mid-18th century. As Unitarians, they dissented from the orthodox doctrines of their time; as women, they dissented from the restricted cultural roles prescribed for them by society. They were supported by networks of friends – both women and men – and this book traces some of those interconnections across England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Revd Ann Peart is a historian and former Principal of Unitarian College Manchester. Lindsey Press, 2019, ISBN 978-0853190929, softback, RRP £10.


Unitarians: Together in Diversity

Unitarians: Together in Diversity, by Sue Woolley. A Survey of the Beliefs, Values, and Practices of Contemporary British Unitarians. Lindsey Press, 2018, ISBN 978-0-85319-090-5, softback, RRP £9.50.


Unitarian? What’s That?

Unitarian? What’s That? by Cliff Reed. A booklet designed to introduce enquirers to the Unitarian faith by means of a simple question-and-answer formula, based mainly on questions that people have actually asked when encountering Unitarians for the first time. Updated 2018. Lindsey Press, 2018, ISBN 978-0-85319-089-9, softback, RRP £2.50.


Living with Integrity

Living with Integrity: Unitarian Values and Beliefs in Practice, edited by Kate Whyman. A range of Unitarians reflect on how their faith and their values influence their daily lives. They write about navigating relationships, ways of engaging with the wider world and response to urgent global issues. The contributors write authentically and honestly from their own life experiences. Each chapter ends with questions to prompt readers to reflect, individually or in a group, on their own experience. Lindsey Press, 2016, ISBN 978-0-85319-088-2, 102pp, Softback, RRP £8.50


On the Side of Liberty

On the Side of Liberty: A Unitarian Historical Miscellany, by Alan Ruston. A selection of articles from Alan’s extensive published output, which presents some of the key individuals who have influenced the development of the Unitarian Movement in Britain over the last 300 years. From the famous to the almost forgotten, they upheld religious or political liberty, sometimes at a great cost to themselves. Lindsey Press, 2016, ISBN 978-0-85319-087-5, 212pp, Softback, RRP £9.50


Carnival Of Lamps

Carnival of Lamps: Words for Prayer and Reflection, by Cliff Reed. A collection of prayers, poems, meditations and words for reflection. The title comes from Tagore: “I have brought my light…to join the carnival of lamps”. The book is a resource for congregations, small groups, and for private reading and reflection. Lindsey Press, 2015, ISBN 978-0-85319-086-8, 157pp, Softback, RRP £9.50


Life Spirit

Life Spirit: for groups and individuals exploring deep questions, by David Usher. What gives meaning to your life? Is there a God? Is it possible to be spiritual without any concept of God? Are there any moral absolutes? Can you be spiritual all by yourself? …and other big questions! An opportunity for you to explore the big questions and what you believe and why. It is also about what you do with your answers and how your life can be spiritually enriched. Life Spirit is for use in groups as well as by Individuals. Lindsey Press, 2015, ISBN 978-0-85319-085-1, 129pp, Softback, RRP £8.00



Creationism: Design Errors and Cross-Purposes, by Graham Richards. Graham Richards places the concepts of Creationism and Intelligent Design in their cultural contexts showing how they have evolved from the 17 century onwards as fundamentalist responses to rational scientific thinking, Biblical criticism, and the evolutionary account of the history of life on earth. He considers the social and psychological factors which have influenced their continuing popularity. He also considers their contemporary value to right-wing, especially American, politics. He shows understanding of the attractions of the concept while demonstrating its fallacies. Lindsey Press, 2014, ISBN 978-0-85319-084-4, 165pp, Softback, £9.00.


Twelve Steps to Spiritual Health

Twelve Steps to Spiritual Health, by Rev David Usher. A uniquely Unitarian guide to achieving spiritual health. Spiritual health gives life meaning and purpose. It is about being open to all life’s possibilities. It is manifest in serenity in the face of hardship, and in being faithful to one’s own best convictions. Drawing on both his youthful employment as a jackaroo on sheep stations in Australia, and his thirty years’ experience as a minister in the England and America, David Usher provides simple yet lively illustrations of spirit enhancing activities and perceptions. Lindsey Press, 2013, ISBN 978-0-85319-083-7, 130pp, Softback, RRP £8.00.


The Unitarian life

The Unitarian life: Voices from the Past and Present, edited by Stephen Lingwood. A thematic anthology of short texts by a wide range of Unitarians and Unitarian Universalists, presenting essential insights into a faith which is not always easy to define. Voices from the past are presented alongside voices from the present. Famous names appear alongside less well-known ones. This is a book to be used for personal reflection and public worship, and as a starting point for dialogue. The author hopes that it will be ‘thumbed through, written on, and meditated with, not simply read once and put on a shelf’. Lindsey Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-85319-076-9. 220pp, paperback, RRP £9.99


Sacred Earth

Sacred Earth, by Cliff Reed. A collection of prayers and meditations by Rev Cliff Reed, former minister of Unitarian Meeting House, Ipswich, draws inspiration from what he describes as ‘the sacred landscape here in holy Suffolk where ancient monuments to faith rise from the tranquil valleys, bustling towns and rolling fields towards the eternal sky’. Lindsey Press, 2010, ISBN 978-0-85319-079-0. RRP £9.00.


The Larger View

The Larger View: Unitarians and World Religions, by Vernon Marshall. This book represents the first major survey of inter-faith relations from a Unitarian perspective. It traces the development of Unitarian attitudes towards major world religions over the last 250 years, showing how Unitarian values and ideas have been influenced by close contact with Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic and Judaic traditions, in addition to mainstream Christian thought. Lindsey Press, 2007, ISBN 978-0-85319-074-5 130pp, paperback, RRP £8.99


Gathering In Prayer

Gathering In Prayer, by Roger Courtney. Pervading the book are the themes of peace, love, wholeness, and reconciliation. Prayers invite a celebration of the oneness of all creation and the shared humanity of all people. Lindsey Press, 2010, ISBN 978-0-85319-081-3 RRP £8.00.



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Price: £8.50 for a set of three (one of each design) including postage and packaging (or £6 if you buy from our HQ when you visit next).

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Hymns For Living

Hymns For Living, edited by Sydney H Knight and David Dawson. Three hundred and seventeen hymns blending the old with the new mixing the traditional with more contemporary concerns, and expressed in more modern idioms. The hymns are grouped into sections that reflect the Unitarian spiritual thrust, e.g. The Reflective Spirit, World-Wide Heritage, The Free Spirit, Personal Commitment, Love and Community, A Better World. A topical index points to the specific focus of the hymns and covers all the principal religious and seasonal celebrations. This hymn book – with words and music – reflects and supports the diversity in contemporary Unitarian worship. Lindsey Press, 1985, ISBN 978-0-85319-075-2, softback, RRP £7.50.

A large print electronic version of this hymn book is available from Unitarian HQ at a cost of £5.  Please get in touch with us by phoning +44 (020) 7240 2384 or by email.  These are subject to copyright, but buyers may reproduce a hard copy for their own use. A4 hard copy folders are also available at £10 plus £5 postage. Electronic and hard copies are words only (music not included).


Hymns of Faith and Freedom

Hymns of Faith & Freedom

Hymns of Faith & Freedom is a Unitarian and Free Christian hymn book. It is available to purchase by contacting the Secretary of the Unitarian Christian Association. Chalice Press, 1991, ISBN: 1873014007, hardback, RRP £7.00 + p&p.


Sing Your Faith

Sing Your Faith, edited by Andrew M Hill and David Dawson. Two hundred and thirty-one hymns and songs with words and music. The words cover a variety of contemporary as well as traditional themes and musically it explores a wider range of styles than previous hymnbooks. Some ‘Words for Worship’ are included and detailed indices, including a subject index. Lindsey Press, 2009, ISBN 978-0-85319-077-6, 479pp, hardback, £12.00.

A large print electronic version of this hymn book is available from Unitarian HQ at a cost of £5.  Please get in touch with us by phoning +44 (020) 7240 2384 or by email.  These are subject to copyright, but buyers may reproduce a hard copy for their own use. A4 hard copy folders are also available at £10 plus £5 postage. Electronic and hard copies are words only (music not included).


Till The Peoples All Are One

‘Till The Peoples All Are One’ Darwin’s Unitarian Connections, by Cliff Reed. Charles Darwin was connected to the Unitarian movement by a complex web of kinship and friendship, and by his unwavering commitment to causes such as the abolition of slavery. But to what extent – if any – are Unitarians justified in claiming the author of The origin of Species as ‘one of their own’? And what are the implications of Darwin’s ideas at a time when fundamentalists are trying to revive the old conflict between religion and science? Lindsey Press, 2011, RRP £7.50.


Y Perlau Moliant Newydd

Y Perlau Moliant Newydd

Y Perlau Moliant Newydd. The hymn book for our Welsh-speaking congregations, Y Perlau Moliant Newydd was published in 1997 by the South Wales Unitarian Society and printed by Gomer, Llandysul. The book is available to purchase from Siop y Smotyn Du, the Unitarian bookshop in Lampeter, Ceredigion. Cymdeithas Undodaidd Deheudir Cymru / Gwasg Gomer, 1997, ISBN 0950027022, RRP £12.00.