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Keynote Speaker for Annual Meetings

17/01/2019

“Workplace Happiness: Why Should We Care?”

Lord Mark Price

The keynote speaker at this year's Annual Meetings of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches will be Lord Mark Price, former Minister of State for Trade and Investment.

After reading Archaeology and Ancient History Mark started his career at the John Lewis partnership as a graduate trainee in 1982 progressing to become Branch manager in High Wycombe and Cheadle. In 2005 he joined the... Read More

New General Assembly Chief Officer

10/01/2019

The Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Slade has been appointed as Chief Officer of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches. She will join us on 18 March 2019 and then undertake a full induction programme to familiarise herself with the national movement and our key external partners.
 
Speaking after the announcement Elizabeth said:
 
"I'm delighted to be taking on the role of Chief Officer in March. 

When I joined the... Read More

Executive Committee Elections 2019 - Nominations Open

07/01/2019

Nominations are sought for the Executive Committee of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches. There are five vacancies in 2019.

Full information and relevant documents can be found... Read More

Faith leaders call for culture of sanctuary

07/01/2019

Yesterday, on Epiphany, the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches joined other faith groups in calling on the government to take urgent action on refugees and to transform the "hostile environment" into a culture of sanctuary.

Their letter was published in the Sunday Telegraph and can be read in full below:

“As representatives of faith communities, we are dismayed by the current debate around immigration. The long-awaited Immigration white paper is misguided... Read More

Red Cross Memorial Peace Appeal

25/10/2018

Please support our Red Cross Memorial Peace Appeal.

To solemnly remember all the dead of the First World War and all subsequent conflicts not just by commemorative words but by humanitarian action.

To save millions of lives today in the two most murderous wars being waged in our own time: Syria and Yemen.  

This appeal is supported by General Assembly President Joan Cook, Chief Officer Derek McAuley and 48 other leading British Unitarians.

Read the full appeal... Read More

Chief Officer Recruitment

20/09/2018

Chief Officer Recruitment

The GA is looking to recruit a new Chief Officer.

For further details, please see our recruitment page.

Apply for Ministry Training

30/08/2018

Applications for Ministry Training are now open.

For guidance, and an application form, please download:

A pdf document

A Microsoft Word document

 

Church leaders ask Home Secretary for end to hostile environment:

17/08/2018

Church leaders ask Home Secretary for end to hostile environment:

Joan Cook, President of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, is one of twenty Church leaders who have called for an end to the hostile environment in an open letter to the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid MP.

The hostile environment is the web of government policies designed to make life so difficult for people who cannot prove they have the right to live in the UK that they will choose to... Read More

Privacy Policy Updated

25/05/2018

The General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches has published its Privacy Policy in line with statutory requirements. We will seek to protect and respect the privacy of all those with whom we have contact reflecting our commitment to the “worth and dignity of all people”.

In this policy we set out the data we collect, how we use and process that information, and how you may contact us. Where we employ partner organisations and institutions in this process we ensure that... Read More

Motions for GA Meetings 2018 released

19/02/2018

The Motions, Background Papers and other documents for the GA Annual Meetings (#GAUK18) have now been released!

Please see our Meetings website at: http://www.unitarianmeetings2018.com for more details.