Going beyond the Hymn Sandwich

Thirteen Unitarians from all over the District came to Unitarian New Meeting Church in Birmingham, to listen to Christina Smith talk about alternative services. She shared her experiences of leading worship at Derby Unity, and there were many new ideas to consider, such as using rounds rather than hymns, using audio-visual links to add interest, and much else.

Unfortunately, her car would not start in the morning, so the first session was led by District Minister, Sue Woolley, during which we all shared our experiences of leading alternative worship services – the range of experiences and ideas that came out of it was wonderful.