Events

Worship Studies Course 2017

Rosslyn Hill Chapel is proud to host the only Unitarian Worship Studies Course (Foundation Step) in the UK in the coming year on four Saturdays.Worship Studies: Thinking about leading a service but not sure how? Looking for new ways to enliven worship for your congregation and beyond?
The London & SE District (LDPA) is offering a four-part course, leading to a GA-recognised qualification – the Worship Studies Course (Foundation Step).

Session 1 on 4th March - The Foundations of Worship with Rev Martin Whitell and Rev Kate Dean


Session 2 on 15th July - Prayerfulness/sacred space - Guest speakers: Rev Sarah Tinker and Jane Blackall


Session 3 on 30th Sept - Writing, Preaching and Ritual - Guest speaker: Rev John Harley


Session 4 on 2nd Dec (date TBC) - Practicalities, Craft and Storytelling – Guest speaker: Rev Sue Woolley

The Foundation Step course is based on the very popular version run by Kensington Unitarians in 2013 and further WSC training is offered as a correspondence course after this first step. Group sessions will take place on the following Saturdays: 4th March, 15th July, 30th September and 2nd Dec at Rosslyn Hill Chapel.

Course fee: £39

To register for more information, contact Rev'd Martin Whitell: revdmart@aol.com Deadline for registration 31st January
 
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Start Date: Sat 04 Mar 2017
End Date: Sat 02 Dec 2017

Poetry Festival of the North’ at Padiham

‘Edward Thomas and the English War Poets’
War poetry is the focus of a Poetry Festival at Padiham Unitarian Chapel in Lancashire in June, entitled ‘Edward Thomas and the English War Poets’. 
The Festival marks the centenary of the death of the poet Edward Thomas, who was killed at the Front (at Arras) in April 1917.   It aims to celebrate the range and power of 20th century English war poetry, drawing on poets from the First and Second World Wars -- with lectures, readings and music.   
The Festival – now in its third year -- takes place on the first three Saturday evenings of June: from 7 to 9 pm.  Lecturers and themes are: 
Saturday 3rd June: ‘Never Such Innocence’    Theresa Sowerby will explore the impact of the Great War through its poets.   The powerful voices of Wilfred Owen and Isaac Rosenberg, both killed in action aged 27, will be heard alongside others, including Vera Brittain and Siegfried Sassoon.   And was that pre-1914 world really one of lost innocence?
Saturday 10th June:  Edward Thomas – Nature Poet or War Poet?  Edward Thomas is now seen as one of the leading poets of the 20th century.  Ted Hughes called him ‘the father of us all’.   Thomas was killed at Arras in 1917, at the age of 39.   Remarkably, all his sharply-observed nature poems were written during the First World War.   Jim Corrigall will consider whether Thomas is in fact a poet of war.
Saturday 17th June:  ‘Beyond the Horror: the Genius of Keith Douglas’   Keith Douglas fought as a tank commander in North Africa in the Second World War, and wrote about what he saw there.  Edmund Prestwich will present Douglas’ ruthlessly-honest poetry, which stands in sharp contrast to the poetry of the Great War.  Douglas was killed in 1944 in the Normandy landings, at the early age of 24.
The speakers:   Theresa Sowerby was until recently head of English and Drama at Bolton School.   She is a prize-winning poet.    Edmund Prestwich taught at Manchester Grammar School from 1975 to 2010, and has published two books of poetry.   Jim Corrigall is Minister at Padiham Unitarian Chapel, and has lectured at poetry festivals in England and Ireland.
All events take place from 7 to 9 pm, at the Unitarian Chapel, Church Street, Padiham, Lancashire.  BB12 8JH.
Tickets cost £8 per evening (including a glass of wine or juice, and light refreshments), and £20 for all three evenings.   Tickets can be purchased by sending a cheque and stamped, addressed envelope to:  Rev. Jim Corrigall, Flat 11, Lincoln Court, Station Road, Padiham BB12 8EW, Lancashire.  (Cheques payable to: Jim Corrigall).   
Tickets can also be bought on the door, on the night.
[FURTHER INFORMATION:  Rev. Jim Corrigall on 07909 572 279  or email: corrigalljim@gmail.com ]
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Start Date: Sat 03 Jun 2017
End Date: Sat 17 Jun 2017

Training day at Essex Church

A training day (backed by the LDPA) at Essex Church in June, on improving the quality of our welcome to LGBTQ+ people, and Unitarians from all over the country are welcome as long as they email Jane Blackall ahead of time to book a (free) place.
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Start Date: Sat 17 Jun 2017
End Date: Sat 17 Jun 2017

Bridging Weekend


To use our online booking system, you must have a user account. If you already have an account, please login. If you have forgotten your password, please use the password reset link.
If you do not have a user account, please contact us to request one. When you contact us please leave your full name and email address - we will then  send new login details to your email address.
Or download a booking form and send to us at Unitarian Headquarters, Essex Hall, 1-6 Essex St, London, WC2R 3HY.
To complete your booking you need to complete a Personal Information Form and return it to Essex Hall. Without this form we cannot accept your booking. Thanks

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Start Date: Fri 07 Jul 2017
End Date: Sun 09 Jul 2017

UniKids

To use our online booking system, you must have a user account. If you already have an account, please login. If you have forgotten your password, please use the password reset link.
If you do not have a user account, please contact us to request one. When you contact us please leave your full name and email address - we will then  send new login details to your email address.
Or download a booking form and send to us at Unitarian Headquarters, Essex Hall, 1-6 Essex St, London, WC2R 3HY.
To complete your booking you need to complete a Personal Information Form and return it to Essex Hall. Without this form we cannot accept your booking. Thanks
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Start Date: Fri 28 Jul 2017
End Date: Mon 31 Jul 2017

Five Days Away

FDA (Five Days Away) is the Youth Programme's flagship youth event. Five days at The Nightingale Centre right in the heart of the Peak District. We cover a good balance of workshops, outdoor trips, free time and sharing groups (Credo groups) and rituals (Circle time).  
The cost of the holiday is £125. To use our online booking system, you must have a user account. If you already have an account, please login. If you have forgotten your password, please use the password reset link.
If you do not have a user account, please contact us to request one. When you contact us please leave your full name and email address - we will then  send new login details to your email address.
Or download a booking form and send to us at Unitarian Headquarters, Essex Hall, 1-6 Essex St, London, WC2R 3HY.
To complete your booking you need to complete a Personal Information Form and return it to Essex Hall. Without this form we cannot accept your booking. Thanks
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Start Date: Mon 07 Aug 2017
End Date: Fri 11 Aug 2017

Hucklow Summer School 2017

 

At the Nightingale Centre Great Hucklow
Website: www.hucklowsummerschool.co.uk
Contact, for further information: 
Jane Blackall  info@hucklowsummerschool.org.uk
 or Janet Costley, 01732 464211
Applications are due by 3rd April 2017 - places will be confirmed in May.
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Start Date: Sat 19 Aug 2017
End Date: Mon 28 Aug 2017