GreenSpirit Group

Kensington Unitarians are glad to host the West London GreenSpirit Group and support its activities. The Group began in 2019 and arranges a variety of activities, open to all. If you care about our planet earth home and appreciate a spiritual orientation based on the Celtic wheel of the year, then you might enjoy our meetings. Details can be found on the GreenSpirit local groups page.

Meeting Dates planned so far for 2021 (to be held online)

• Monday 1st February at 3pm – Imbolc Celebration. Imbolc is connected with St Brigid of the Celtic tradition, with her holy wells as sources of hope and inspiration throughout the centuries. Join us in this simple gathering to celebrate the return of spring and the strengthening of our hopes in these uncertain times.

• Saturday 20th March at 3pm – Spring Equinox Celebration. As day and night become balanced, of equal length, let’s join together and discover what helps us find our equilibrium.

• Saturday 1st May at 3pm – Beltane Celebration. At Beltane we honour the flowering life force that pulses through all existence.

To book a place for any of these gatherings, which last around 90 minutes, please contact eco@kensington-unitarians.org.uk or Sarah Tinker on sarah@kensington-unitarians.org.uk. We are a diverse group: everybody is welcome and no formal membership is necessary.

Kensington Unitarians are pleased to have this alliance with the GreenSpirit national movement: ‘engaged spirituality for a living Earth’. We encourage individuals to join GreenSpirit, which costs £12 annually for an online subscription, or £24 to receive their excellent magazine by post twice yearly.

Our congregation has a strong commitment to the environment and we have worked with Eco Church guidance to reduce our carbon footprint, improving our heating system and installing LED lighting. Our AGM voted to make this Declaration of a Climate & Ecological Emergency:

Kensington Unitarians join with organisations across Britain and our wider world to declare a climate & ecological emergency. We commit ourselves to

• Learning more about climate change and loss of species and the actions we can take to redress these emergencies through changes in our own lifestyles and in how our church building is used and run.
• Forging alliances with other groups working towards sustainable living and using our resources to support their work.
• Encouraging national and international governments to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions as a matter of urgency, with justice for those affected by climate change as a prime concern.
• Reflecting environmental concerns in our worship and other group activities.