Based in old Portsmouth we are an inclusive Unitarian family. We welcome people of all denominations, all spiritualities, all faiths, and those with none.
Our services are lively and thought provoking. Members of the congregation share in the worship and we sing traditional and contemporary songs and hymns appropriate to our liberal faith. The addresses or sermons are on topical issues as well as the values for living which we feel are important. We have a programme for children on the second and last Sundays in each month.
As a family, we enjoy being together and so we have social evenings, a discussion group and arrange outings to many places of interest which are within easy reach.
If you are exploring exactly what it is that you do believe (or do not believe) then you may well feel comfortable with us.
Unitarians tend to believe what they are able to believe and not what they are told to believe. We have humanists and liberal Christians, Buddhists and seekers among our number.
Probably the best way for you to find out more about us is to come along and see for yourself. Our Minister, Rev’d Martin Whitell and our Church members and friends will make you feel very welcome. We also have a Magazine which will give you a flavour of what we are like.
Sunday 26th May: Kate Whyman leads our service on the theme of ‘The Uncarved Block’
Please do join us! Tea & Coffee served after the service.
TAIZE STYLE SERVICES
12th May, 9th June, 14th July, 11th August, 8th September,
13th October, 10th November, 8th December
2nd Sunday of the month 6pm (40min service)
Led by Christopher Sande and Janet Ayers
OPEN CHURCH Thursdays
Opening times: 10.30am-12.30pm
Church, hall and workshop open to all between 10.30am-12.30pm. Tea/coffee/biscuits available.
Spend some quiet time in the church or come into the hall for a chat over a cuppa: or both!
Do you like to play the Piano?
If so, please come and play ours! Please call the office before hand and arrange a time duirng the Thursday morning open church. Play for up to 30mins.
MID-WEEK MONTHLY GROUPS
We currently run two groups during the week, on a Monthly basis, both in the Sanctuary.
Entrance via the side door through the garden.
MEDITATION GROUP 2nd Wednesday of the month 7pm
Led by Juliet Vorster fee: £5
THE CIRCLE (Discussion Group) Last Wednesday of the month 7pm
Led by members of the group (FREE)
All are welcome to join these groups. For further information, please call the church office on 02392 821101
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK!
Find the following link and click ‘Like‘ to join the group
CHURCH ORGAN FUNDRAISING EVENTS 2013!
Our Bishop & Starr 150 year old pipe organ has now been Grade II listed. We are raising money for it’s restoration along with applying for a grant! A variety of concerts, social events and workshops are planned throughout the year, so keep checking posts and notice boards. ‘Like’ us on Facebook and you’ll receive updates on weekly services, groups and social events at the church.
Portsmouth University Tour choir performed to a packed audience on Sunday 27th May, raising just over £400 (still receiving money!), a great start for our fund. A lovely afternoon with a varied programme from Rogers & Hammerstein to Rutter, followed by a delicious Cream Tea in the garden.
Look our for more events on the Fundrasing page of this website!
- Who was John Pounds
He is our patron and one, severely crippled in his mid-teens, who grew out of obscurity in a rough area of Portsmouth during the 18th and 19th. centuries – because he saw a great need to help young children reared in what was, effectively in those days, a slum. Find out more here
- What do Unitarians believe?
Unless you have friends or relatives that have been members of a Unitarian community you probably don’t know what a Unitarian church actually is and what we stand for. Find out more
- Service Times
Click here to find out out what time the services take place. *Times vary so check back regularly.