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Presidential Team's Christmas Message


What is Christmas?
Buying and getting presents? Eating and drinking too much? Being with family? Putting up an evergreen tree? Decorating our homes with lights and tinsel? Lighting our fires and candles? Well, yes and no. These customs belong to the more ancient festival of the Mid-Winter, the solstice, at that point in the year when the light begins to return; but then the celebration of Christmas, the birth of the child Jesus who some call the... Read More

Chief Officer's Christmas Message


Coming to the end of 2020, it feels like there is the need to reflect on all that has happened, all that has been thrown at us this year. And yet, while we are still in the thick of pandemic, it hardly feels the time to reflect just now. There is still a lot more learning ahead of us.

The life of every congregation, and of every member has been turned upside-down this year, and people have made extraordinary things happen, large and small, while deep in uncertainty.

It’s clear... Read More

Responding to current Black Lives Matter protests


Responding to current Black Lives Matter protests

"Unitarians recognise the worth and dignity of all people, and one of our objectives as a movement is "the service of humanity". We support human equality and oppose racism. We stand for the values of tolerance and inclusivity.

Many of us have been deeply shocked and saddened by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and stand in solidarity with those seeking justice. Additionally, we recognise the many... Read More

Welcoming the General Assembly’s Presidential Team



Pictured: Rev Celia Cartwright, Rev Sue Wolley, and Anne Mills


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EC Statement


EC Photo         Together, we find strength inside

In these uncertain times of pandemic, the Executive Committee of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches sends its sympathy and support to all who are struggling, have Covid-19 symptoms or are worried about loved ones. We thank ministers and all community leaders who are supporting people practically and... Read More

Being Together


Being Together: A Three Day Virtual Gathering for Spiritual Connection

7-9 April 2020

You are invited to take part in a three-day online gathering for spiritual nourishment as we live through a global pandemic. The UK Unitarian movement is offering a space of togetherness, hope, inspiration and support during these strange and difficult times. With online talks, workshops, ritual, and sharing circles, let us come together in heart and mind at a time... Read More

President's Christmas Message 2019


What a year we have had, and just as we hoped to swing gently into the lights of Christmas, the Winter Solstice and all those other wonderful celebrations of light that religions around the world embrace, we get winds and gales and floods and perhaps the bitterest of elections. I was fascinated about the comments when this was announced, which included things about ‘ruining Christmas’ which reminded me that for so many of us the story of the Nativity has become saccharine, one of simple... Read More

Apply for Ministry Training


Applications for Ministry Training are now open!

For guidance, and an application form, please download:

Application Form and Guidance (PDF)

Application Form and Guidance (Word Doc)

To discuss your application, please contact Simon Bland (Ministry and... Read More

Knife Crime


At its Annual Meetings last month, the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches passed the following resolution:

This General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches:

1) Expresses its concern at the increasing incidence of devastating knife crime in Britain’s towns and cities.

2) Expresses its strong support for an adequately funded multi-agency campaign to tackle this significantly raised threat to public safety, along the lines of that which... Read More

Support GA Weekend (29-30 June 2019)


Please support the GA Weekend Appeal!

With your financial support, the General Assembly will: progress the agreed “Next Steps” priorities, develop ministry and local leadership education and training, raise our profile nationally, organise the Annual Meetings, promote religious education and develop the national youth programme, provide resources and advice for congregations, support The Inquirer, support the 2020 Derby Unity growth project, assist congregations in improving... Read More