Workshops and Courses

A circle of sixteen people gathered for a prayer workshop led by Jef Jones and Jane Blackall in November 2014.

Past Courses: 

‘How to Be a Unitarian’

Online Evening Course in Early 2022

This course will help people get a sense of our Unitarian religious tradition and find their place in it. This should be particularly valuable for newcomers but we encourage long-standing membes to sign up too so you can share your wisdom and make connections with others from our own congregation and others around the country (and beyond). There will be some taught content and some relatively short readings to look at between sessions but – despite the tongue-in-cheek title – the heart of the course is our own personal reflection and group exploration of what it means to be a Unitarian today.

Over six Thursday evenings (7-9pm) on Zoom we will consider:

  • 6th January – Introduction to Unitarianism: Reflection on our Experience
  • 20th January – Unitarian Theology: Sources, Values, Principles
  • 3rd February – The Unitarian Denomination: Our Wider Movement
  • 17th February – Being Unitarian in Community: Commtiment to a Congregation
  • 3rd March – Deepening Your Unitarianism: Doing Your own Spiritual Work
  • 17th March – Being a Unitarian in the World: Living Your Faith Every Day

If you would be interested in taking part in this course please register your interest with Jane ASAP so we can assess demand. Email Thank you!

‘The Spiritual Backpack’ 

Online Mini-Retreats in Spring 2021

From March 2021 we’ll be holding a series of monthly online mini-retreats on Zoom, led by Jane and held on Saturday afternoons, called ‘The Spiritual Backpack’. Each month we will focus on a particular quality that we might benefit from cultivating and tucking away in our ‘Spiritual Backpack’ to help us survive and even thrive during these challenging and uncertain times. The sessions will be contemplative in tone, with lots of space for quiet personal reflection, and some opportunities for gentle sharing with others.

27th March, 2-5pm – Flexibility, Adaptability, and Flow
17th April, 2-5pm – Intention, Persistence, and Resolve
22nd May, 2-5pm – Honesty, Openness, and Connection
19th June, 2-5pm – Courage, Creativity, and Boldness

Booking is now open; we are expecting to be oversubscribed, and although the sessions can stand alone, priority for places will be given to those who can commit to at least 3 of the 4 sessions. Please email to book your place. We hope you will find this a restorative space in which to focus on what matters most in life and reflect on it in supportive company.