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 organise social & fundraising events for church members and the local community, hosting musical concerts and gigs, Workshop and Discussion groups.
If you are exploring exactly what it is that you do believe (or do not believe) then you may well feel comfortable with us.
Spiritually we are very diverse and encourage seekers for find their own paths in matters of faith.
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 Church members and friends will make you feel very welcome.
PORTSMOUTH UNITARIANS The John Pounds Church
Our Mission Statement
To develop and maintain a vibrant Unitarian Community providing liberal worship, reasoned faith and spiritual care for the members and friends of the congregation.
To seek ways to demonstrate social concern and promote social justice in the wider community, both independently and in partnership with other faiths and charitable organisations.
To serve our wider and virtual community by offering meaningful, spiritual engagement with their needs.
To encourage and inspire a way of life which demonstrates care for the planet which is our home.
First Sunday of the month: Altar Offering
Third Sunday of the month: Candles of Joy & Concern
OPEN HOUSE 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.
Look out for future talks, workshops and outings.
MID-WEEK MONTHLY GROUPS
Entrance via the side door through the garden.
All are welcome to join these groups. For further information, please call the church office on 02392 821101
PLEASE NOTE: New office hours on a Friday are from 4-6pm. Emails and phone messages are picked up on Mondays and Fridays. During August, messages will be picked up on TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
OFFICE OPENING TIMES ON FRIDAYS are 4-6pm
It is possible to make an appointment outside of these hours.
Please contact the office direct on firstname.lastname@example.org
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