2012 Asparagus Lunch at Oat Street Chapel, Evesham

The Annual Asparagus Lunch and Service of Worship, organised by the Warwickshire & Neighbouring Counties Monthly Meeting of Protestant Dissenting Ministers, took place at Oat Street Chapel on 9th May. 40 Unitarians from across the Midlands came together for this joyous occasion. After meeting for refeshments in the Gatehouse, we proceeded to the Chapel, where … Read more

2012 MUA AGM at Warwick

39 Unitarians from 15 of our 19 congregations gathered on a beautiful Spring day at Warwick Unitarian Chapel, for our 146th AGM. After a brisk and uneventful business meeting, chaired most efficiently by President Mrs. Bronwen Taylor, we enjoyed a sumptuous bring-and-share lunch, courtesy of the good folk of Warwick and each other. As we … Read more

District Facilitator receives Diploma

Oxford University’s Sheldonian Theatre was packed with families and friends on March 21st when the Department of Continuing Education presented awards. Amongst the recipients was our own Sue Woolley, who has earned the Diploma in Biblical and Theological Studies. Sue’s Ministerial training has been with Harris Manchester College, but her work for the Diploma has … Read more

Spring Training Day on Namings

10 participants from 7 MUA congregations attending this Midland Unitarian Association of Lay Preachers and Service Leaders Training Day at Kingswood, which was ably led by Rev. Lynne Readett, Minister of the Merseyside District. Lynne took us through all the stages of planning a baptism / christening / naming ceremony, from first contact and finding … Read more

MUA Annual Lunch at Kingswood

Nearly 40 people from 13 MUA congregations gathered at Kingswood Meeting House, to hear our guest speaker, Colleen Burns, editor of our national newspaper, The Inquirer, and to share a delicious meal and some time together.

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Induction of Lay Pastor Kath Forder at Kidderminster

The afternoon of 1st October saw a joyous celebration at Unitarian New Meeting House, Kidderminster, as their new Lay Pastor, Kath Forder’s Induction Service took place. Many Unitarians had come to mark the occasion, from other MUA congregations, and from farther afield.

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A.H. (Hilton) Birtles – a tribute

We are sad to record the death of Arthur Hamilton Birtles in Bangor at the age of 90. Hilton – as he was always known – grew up in Liverpool and attended Ullet Road Church, then under the thirty-year long ministry of Lawrence Redfern, whose remarkable gifts were to inspire four of his congregation to … Read more

Muriel Spencer

We are sad to report the death of Muriel Spencer, widow of the late Rev. Philip Spencer. Here is a tribute written by Rev. Penny Johnson, to whom our thanks: Muriel Spencer died peacefully in her sleep on 9th July in Dorset, where she lived for the last two years of her life near her … Read more

Birmingham Unitarians met with the Council of Christians and Jews

Congratulations to Birmingham New Meeting, on the excellent evening they arranged with the Birmingham Council of Christians and Jews. The session aimed to help those from this Council gain a better understanding of what Unitarians both believe and do. Following a prayer and introductions by the Rev. Simon Ramsay, Winnie Gordon commenced the evening with … Read more