Stonehenge on a sunny day.

Stonehenge: Meaning and Mystery

Have you visited Stonehenge lately?  Was your visit as dismal as Bill Bryson’s trip, humorously described in his book that we heard an extract from…

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Two protestors, one in a bowler hat and smoking a cigar, another with the flag of Greece painted on their face and with chains wrapped around their neck. They hold a banner which reads 'break the chains of debt'.

Jubilee

We’ve just completed a small group here at Essex Church, focusing on the origins of our liberal religious faith.  One of the surprises, for some…

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The Venerable Bede

The Venerable Bede

“In 731 AD, in the most far-flung corner of the known universe, a book was written that represented a height of scholarship and erudition that…

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Take One Egg

Take One Egg

At the start of the service I mentioned that we’re having a congregational bring and share lunch after today’s service to which you are all…

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Doom and Gloom

Doom and Gloom

Back in the 1990s I discovered a newspaper that actually brought joy to my heart – it was called Positive News and was jam packed…

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Can You Know This Is True?

Can You Know This Is True?

There are so many things to give thanks for in life but when I’m making my own gratitude list quite high on that list is…

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Defenders of Faith?

Defenders of Faith?

If you take a British coin out of your pocket and look around its rim you will probably find the letters FD or ‘ Fid…

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Treasures of Heaven

Treasures of Heaven

One of the most popular exhibitions this summer here in London has been the Treasures of Heaven exhibition at the British Museum.  The exhibition’s subtitle…

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A segment of the first page of the Book of Genesis in the King James Bible.

The Book of Books: 400 Years of the King James Bible

I wonder what your relationship with the King James Bible has been.  And how has that relationship evolved over time?  It’s been around all our…

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A segment of a pentecost-themed quilt showing a dove, representing the Holy Spirit, against a background of red and yellow flames.

Pentecost for Unitarians

Yesterday we hosted a day conference here at the Essex Church – jointly organised by the World Congress of Faiths and the Alister Hardy Society…

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