Upcoming Events

A listing of local group meetings appears in the Events Calendar

The 2018 Marcus Borg Memorial Conference - ‘Days of Awe and Wonder: How we see makes all the difference’

The 2018 Marcus Borg Memorial Conference - ‘Days of Awe and Wonder: How we see makes all the difference’

In this conference, Marianne will take extracts from the posthumous collection of Marcus’s work entitled ‘Days of Awe and Wonder’ and will seek to explore with us what it means to be Christian today. What is the Christian story and how do we ‘see’ the world through the lens of Christian faith? Can our days indeed be filled with awe and wonder? Is how we see and pay attention what makes the difference?

  • Location: St. Marks Broomhill, Sheffield
  • Speaker: Rev Canon Marianne Wells Borg
  • Host: PCN Britain and St. Mark's CRC

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‘From Welcome to Affirmation’ A DAY conference aimed at resourcing churches to become more openly inclusive of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)

‘From Welcome to Affirmation’ A DAY conference aimed at resourcing churches to become more openly inclusive of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)

A day conference aimed at resourcing churches to become more openly inclusive of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT). The event, called ‘From Welcome to Affirmation, will reflect on the Open Church Charter developed by the Open Church Network, an initiative of Baptist minister Steve Chalke’s Oasis Foundation
The Open Church Charter invites churches to guarantee that ‘any person regardless of sexuality or gender identity will find our local church to be a place of welcome, embrace, inclusion, affirmation and sanctuary.’elopment of a positive Christian ethic for LGBT people: acceptingevangelicals.org

  • Location: Staffordshire University, Ashley Building, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF.
  • Host: Gathering Voices

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Faith in Political Action Today

Faith in Political Action Today

A day conference featuring talks and workshops.  This is Project Bonhoeffer’s 2018 Conference - for all seeking to understand how Christianity can shape social and political change in today’s world.

  • Location: St. George's Centre, Leeds, LS1 3BR
  • Speaker: Dr Jennifer McBride, David Paterson
  • Host: Project Bonhoeffer

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We are all One

We are all One

Towards universal spirituality - journeying with Christianity.  This is the CANA conference 2018.

  • Location: Essex Unitarian Church, Notting Hill Gate, London W8 4RT
  • Speaker: Dr Jude Currivan, Rev Don MacGregor, Fr Diarmuid O’Murchu, Marianne Rankin
  • Host: CANA

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Hope in Conflict

Hope in Conflict

Can we find hope in times of conflict – personal, communal, international?  A day conference which aims to discover creative ways to deal with conflict, from practitioners in different contexts.

  • Location: The Alumni auditorium, The Forum, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter, Stocker Rd, Exeter EX4 4PT
  • Speaker: Pádraig Ó Tuama, plus a panel chaired by Revd Simon Taylor
  • Host: University of Exeter and the Corrymeela Community

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“I was an Evangelical BUT ...”

“I was an Evangelical BUT ...”

Many Christians – particularly converts to the faith – find themselves in Evangelicalism, which proves to be a formative and supportive environment. For many, this is the case for the whole of their lives, while others end up questioning some of the assumptions held dear within the Evangelical community. Some leave and join a different form of Christianity (or don’t), while others remain Evangelicals, BUT still have unanswered questions.

  • Location: Billingham Forum, The Causeway, Billingham TS23 2LJ
  • Speaker: Roy Searle, Juliet King, Jan Overfield, John Wiffen, Alan Hiscox
  • Host: Billingham Group

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The Future of Faith lecture series - Alastair McIntosh

The Future of Faith lecture series - Alastair McIntosh

‘Towards Third Millennium Christianity:  Activism, Nonviolence and the Mystical Imperative’

  • Location: Rawtenstall Unitarian Church and Unity Centre, Bank Street, Rawtenstall. Rossendale BB4 7QY. Lancashire.
  • Speaker: Alastair McIntosh
  • Host: Unitarians of the Lancashire Collaborative Ministry and Pendle Hill Quakers. Supported by the Progressive Christianity Network

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Barbara Brown Taylor to visit Cornwall

Barbara Brown Taylor to visit Cornwall

Barbara Brown Taylor will be with us for the weekend of May 24th - 27th next year (2019). Initial programme so far. Saturday 25th. 10:30 - 13:00 Preachers Workshop (details to follow). Saturday 25th. 7:00pm for 7:30pm. Truro Cathedral. Barbara will speak to her latest book Holy Envy, Finding God in the Faith of Others. Admission £5.00 Sunday 26th. Truro Cathedral. Barbara will preach at the 10:00 Eucharist followed by coffee and questions. Further details to follow so please email me if you wish to be kept informed of developments.

  • Location: Truro
  • Speaker: Barbara Brown Taylor
  • Host: Cornwall Group

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