1. President’s Statement On Christchurch Attacks – 15 March 2019
The events at the Al-Noor and Linwood Mosques this morning have shocked us all. Our hearts go out to the communities of the Al-Noor and Linwood mosques. We mourn those who were killed and hold them in our hearts.
We hold the lives of those who were injured, and all those grieving and traumatised by these events, in our prayers. When men, women, and children are attacked while at prayer all people of faith feel attacked. We share their shock, their feelings of horror.
Wishing you a Happy New Year from the team at Essex Hall.
1. GA Annual Meetings 2019 – Book Now!
Bookings are now open for the General Assembly Annual Meetings, which will be held at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole on 16-18 April 2019. Join hundreds of Unitarians from across Britain for worship, socialising, learning, relaxation, and shaping our future.
This is our first 3-day Meetings, and we’re hoping to pack it with interesting and useful activities. A full standard booking is only £268 (less if you are sharing a room).
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.