Latest News

Annual Meetings Booking Opens


Bookings for the 2017 Annual Meetings, to be held from 10-13 April 2017, have now opened.

For more information please go to our Annual Meetings website.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Andrew Mason
Annual Meetings Organiser

Executive Committee Election 2017


Nominations are sought for the Executive Committee of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches. There are six vacancies. The Executive Committee acts as the General Assembly’s body of trustees and has to fulfil its legal responsibilities, in particular those associated with being a registered charity. Executive Committee members are also Trustees of the Nightingale Centre (CC no 242256).

Candidates must be Full, Honorary or Associate members of the General... Read More

Christian-Muslim Peace service wins praise


Around 100 people attended a joint Christian-Muslim service of worship on Sunday 23rd October at Padiham Unitarian Chapel, Lancashire.   The service – entitled 'Uniting for Peace' -- included readings from scripture, prayers for peace, hymn singing and Sufi mystical chanting (in Arabic, Urdu and English).   Many attenders praised the ‘joyful spirit’ that prevailed. 

The service was led by the Padiham Unitarian minister, Rev Jim Corrigall, and Sufi Muslim leaders Rauf Bashir and Nasser... Read More

Aberfan 50 Years on by Unitarian Minister Rev Cliff Reed


Aberfan 50 Years on, a reflection by Unitarian Minister Rev Cliff Reed. Full screen available at YouTube.

Women’s League raise money for National Deaf Children’s Society


Unitarian women will this year be raising funds for The National Deaf Children’s SocietyThe British League of Unitarian and Other Liberal Christian Women (known as The Women’s League or WL) has been busy promoting its fund-raising project for 2016/17. Each year a charitable cause is selected and Unitarian women across Great Britain work tirelessly to raise funds... Read More

Unitarians celebrate London Pride


London Unitarians have launched a short film highlighting their participation in London Pride. Thirty-five Unitarians and Free Christians from across London and the South East celebrated Pride on Saturday 2 July 2016. They joined the Parade to Trafalgar Square, with specially designed colourful Chalice banners, walking behind the Gay Muslim group and in front of the LGBT Refugee and Asylum seekers group. The banners showed  Unitarian support for same sex marriage and refugee rights. 

... Read More

Unitarian Minister named Slimming World Man of the Year!


On Saturday 30 July 2016, Rev Danny Crosby, Unitarian Minister at Altrincham and Urmston was made Slimming World's 'Man of the Year' at the Ritz Hotel, London.

Danny lost over eight stone in weight in eight months.

To find out more, please see Slimming World's Press Release (we've added photos).

Alternatively you can watch Danny talk... Read More

Statement on behalf of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches


EU Referendum Outcome

The result of the European Union Referendum has revealed a sharply divided nation and much dissatisfaction with the current political and economic system. Faith and community groups working on the ground have a responsibility to do all in their power to ensure communitiesstick together at this time of uncertainty and change.

We “call out” the racism and xenophobia  that has emerged from the shadows over the weekend with attacks on European and other... Read More

On The Side of Liberty: A Unitarian Historical Miscellany


Alan Ruston has been researching the history of British Unitarianism, and writing about it in his typically trenchant style, for nearly 50 years. For this new volume, published by Lindsey Press, the in-house publishing arm of the General Assembly, he has selected a range of articles from his published output, to present some of the individuals who have shaped the development of Unitarian thought over the past 300 years.
From the famous to the almost forgotten, the singular individuals... Read More

Unitarians reveal how they put beliefs into practice


From Sex to Death

Unitarians reveal how they put beliefs into practice

How does a liberal and creedless faith inform the way its members live their lives? And what coherence, if any, might there be in their approaches to such diverse dilemmas as how to live sustainably, how to work for justice, and how to die well?

Living With Integrity: Unitarian values and beliefs in practice, published by the Lindsey Press on 4 April 2016, gives fresh insight into... Read More