Sunday 19th August: Ms. Diane Rutter (MUA President)
Sunday 2nd September: Dr. Mark Beaumont
Sunday 16th September: Mr. Jon Small
Sunday 7th October: Rev. Jeffrey Bowes (Coventry)
Sunday 21st October: Mr. Gavin Lloyd (Oxford & MUA)
Sunday 4th November: Rev. Sue Woolley (MUA)
Sunday 18th November: Rev. Jeffrey Bowes (Coventry)
Sunday 2nd December: Ms. Aleks Zglinska (Kidderminster)
Sunday 16th December: (Carol Service) Mr. Jon Small
All services start at 10.30 a.m. at
Northampton Unitarians Meeting House
Our part-time minister, Rev. Sue Woolley, leads one service a month for us, on 2nd Sundays. Otherwise we rely on members of the congregation and other invited individuals (such as ministers and leaders of other Unitarian congregations or of other faiths) to lead our worship. It works very well.
Two or three times a year, a theme (such as Peace, New Beginnings) will be announced in advance. Then each member of the congregation will prepare a short contribution on that theme, and will deliver it on the day. We have had some memorable services using this idea.
We place great emphasis on having a collective act of worship, which includes time for prayer, reflection and meditation, as well as hymn singing.
In our readings, we draw inspiration from the sacred books of many faiths, including the Bible, as well as from any source which the service taker chooses.
We usually discuss the theme of the address informally at the end of each service, followed by coffee and biscuits. This after-service session can sometimes be the best bit!
All are very welcome!