What’s On

On this page you will find the Annual Meetings schedule and more information about the workshops, worship, social gatherings, and other offerings.

Click here to view the Annual Meeting schedule (coming soon).

Keynote talk

Each year we invite a keynote speaker to address our Annual Meetings. Previous speakers have included Alastair McIntosh (writer, academic and activist), Lord Mark Price (Waitrose/John Lewis/Channel 4), Rev Dr Paul Rasor (Liberal theologian), Rev Sir Ralph Waller (Methodist theologian and academic), Paul Parker (Quakers in Britain), Rabbi Danny Rich (Liberal Judaism), Tehmina Kaszi (British Muslims for Secular Democracy), and Rev Dr Terasa Cooley (Unitarian Universalist Association, USA).

Worship

There are a wide range of worship services during the Annual Meetings, of various styles. In the mornings, there is a choice of devotional or meditational worship, each plenary session begins with a short devotion, and the main worship is the Anniversary Service, with an inspiring address, live music, participation from our children’s groups, and more. Across the Annual Meetings, you’ll have the opportunity to experience excellent and diverse worship, led by Unitarian ministers, ministry students, and lay leaders.

Workshops (and more)

There are a wide range of break out sessions on offer at the Annual Meetings, including worship, training sessions, workshops, and talks. More information about these coming soon.

Relaxing and socialising

As well as worship, workshops and making big decisions – make sure you take time to relax, enjoy and make new friends. We will be putting on a number of social gatherings and you can also enjoy the hotel’s pool and spa, our bookshop, the restaurant, café and bar, quiet room, lakeside walks, as well as the nearby NEC with shops, restaurants and other facilities.