What We Believe

Unitarianism is a religious movement in which individuals are free to follow their reason and conscience; there is no pressure from creed or scripture. We are open to change in the light of new thought and discoveries.

We believe that:

  • everyone has the right to seek truth and meaning for themselves.
  • the fundamental tools for doing this are your own life experience, your reflection upon it, your intuitive understanding and the promptings of your own conscience.
  • the best place to do this is a community that welcomes you for who you are, complete with your beliefs, doubts and questions.

We offer:

  • liberty of conscience and freedom from imposed creed, confessions and dogmas.
  • a fellowship where people come together to worship; to share times of celebration and trial; and to help each other in the quest for a faith to live by.

We affirm the universal values of love and compassion, peace, truth and justice.

We welcome all who come to us in the spirit of goodwill and enquiry, regardless of ethnic or religious background, age, gender or sexual orientation.

Our thanks to the General Assembly Information Department, for extracts from ‘A faith worth thinking about’ by Peter Sampson et al; and to Ipswich Unitarians for extracts from a leaflet by Cliff Reed.