Call for inclusive Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
GA President at London Pride
General Assembly President Rev Charles VanDenBroeder led the Unitarian group at London Pride on Saturday 8 July 2017. He was joined by London District minister, Rev Martin Whittle, and congregational ministers; Rev John Carter, Rev Lewis Connolly, ... Read More
Attack at Finsbury Park Mosque
Statement by Charles VanDenBroeder, President of the general Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches
"The terrorist incident near Finsbury Park mosque is an attack on the Muslim community. The victims and others had come together last night for Iftar – the breaking of the daylong Ramadan fast. Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, improvement and increased devotion and worship; something that all faiths support. The act of fasting is said to redirect the heart... Read More
Statement by Rev Charles VanDen Broeder, President of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches
“Our hearts go out to those who suffered in the most recent atrocity in London but we refuse to give into hate as that would give the attackers a victory.”
6 June 2017
Statement by Rev Charles VanDen Broeder, President of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches and former Minister of Monton Church, Eccles, Greater Manchester.
"The tragic events in Manchester are shocking and incomprehensible. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who lost loved ones and to those injured in the attack. The response of the Manchester community at this time of great pain reassures us that the values of love and hope will triumph... Read More
Red Cross Thank Unitarians for Raising £95,000
The British Red Cross has thanked Unitarians and Free Christians from across Great Britain for raising £95,000 since 2013.
Hugh Fenton, Head of Middle East and North Africa for the British Red Cross, attended the Annual Meetings of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches in Birmingham and spoke on their work in Syria and... Read More
British Unitarians gather in Birmingham for their Eighty-ninth Annual Meetings from 10 to 13 April 2017. The Meetings are an opportunity for Unitarians and Free Christians to gather together for worship, business, learning and fun. A programme for children and young people will run during the event.
“Muddling through: Leading Organisations in Today’s World” is the title of the Keynote Address by Reverend Dr Ralph Waller, Principal of Harris Manchester College... Read More
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!
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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