Services & Events

This Week’s Events

IMPORTANT NOTICE – In the current crisis, services in our premises at Bayshill and Gloucester have been suspended, but we are meeting online through ZOOM every Sunday for informal worship and occasional conversation after the service. Details of the next events are below:  

WEDNESDAY 21st OCTOBER : Twilight Tea at 5.15pm!  A new initiative for those of you who would like to connect with others from church via Zoom, hosted by Cressida Pryor.  We will focus on ‘the Nature of Evil’…as explored by Richard Rohr in his recent daily meditations, but if you haven’t yet been able to read them, you’ll still be welcome!  To Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84979111445?pwd=d3MzVVhqWXZSVDZ0b1dIYTJxcTRTUT09

Meeting ID: 849 7911 1445    Passcode: TwilightT

THURSDAY AT 7.00 pm – TOUCHING THE SPIRIT   –   Listening : there are chosen words and phrases and we listen to others as they express how those words relate to or affect them today.  Readings : poetry , reflection or narrative the host reads to the spirit of the gathering.  Discussion : a short period reflecting our experience of the gathering and beyond.  Silent meditation : we finish together in silence.  The gathering will last about an hour and no longer than 75 minutes.  Host Mark Hutchinson is a Unitarian Minister offering these online gatherings to all who are open to exploring guidance from sources and connection unforeseen.   Please email reverendhutch@gmail.com for login.

SATURDAY AT 11.00 am – HEART AND SOUL    –   Heart and Soul is a contemplative spiritual gathering in which you can take time to reflect on life in the company of others. Each session follows a regular pattern, including readings and music from an eclectic range of sources, time for guided prayers of gratitude, compassion for others, self-reflection, and silent meditation.   Please email reverendhutch@gmail.com for login.

SUNDAY 25th OCTOBER : Zoom “Circle Service” with the theme of animals – please bring to the service any poems, short readings or personal stories to read out about the animals in your life.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83817151811?pwd=QXlwTkdXdXE5TFNPeDl6SVJnUHF6Zz09

SUNDAY AT 7.30PM – HEART AND SOUL   –   Heart and Soul is a contemplative spiritual gathering in which you can take time to reflect on life in the company of others. Each session follows a regular pattern, including readings and music from an eclectic range of sources, time for guided prayers of gratitude, compassion for others, self-reflection, and silent meditation.  Please email reverendhutch@gmail.com for login.

You can also listen to an online service recorded by Reverend Sue Woolley, our MUA District Minister;  Theme for 25th October is The Next Right Thing – Please use the link below:

Online service for 25th October 2020: The Next Right Thing

Listen to all episodes of our occasional podcast at https://www.spreaker.com/show/after-church-coffee

Coming Soon

October

25th – Cressida Pryor is leading a Circle Service, please bring a poem, short reading or personal story to read out during the service.

November

1st – Reverend Mark Hutchinson, Cotswold Group Unitarian Minister

8th – Remembrance Service with Penny Quest, Member of Cheltenham and Gloucester Worship Leaders Group (NB this Zoom service will start at 10.50 am to allow us to observe the traditional silence at 11 o’clock)

15th – Reverend Mark Hutchinson, Cotswold Group Unitarian Minister

22nd – Paul Janke, popular Visiting Worship Leader

29th – Reverend Sue Woolley, Midland Unitarian Association (MUA) District Minister

December

6th – Reverend Mark Hutchinson, Cotswold Group Unitarian Minister

13th – Alison Thursfield, Member of Cheltenham and Gloucester Worship Leaders Group

20th – Christmas Service with Reverend Mark Hutchinson, Cotswold Group Unitarian Minister

27th – Cressida Pryor, Member of Cheltenham and Gloucester Worship Leaders Group