Bright Lights Children's Group
May
27
11:00 AM11:00

Bright Lights Children's Group

Our weekly session for children, held at Newington Green during our Sunday Gathering. Through arts & crafts, storytelling and other activities, we help the children to learn how to make ethical decisions and discover their own way through life. This week, our theme is workers' rights. What are workers entitled to, and how should they go about ensuring their rights are met?

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Sunday Gathering: The Barriers to Happiness
May
27
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering: The Barriers to Happiness

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation. Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering is 'The Barriers to Happiness'.  Our journey toward happiness is so often blocked by barriers of our own making: guilt, shame, fear, regret, resentment and self-criticism. We'll explore how can we can reduce such barriers and move forward toward happiness.

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Meditation Group
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Richard Price: a Paradoxical Revolutionary
May
30
6:30 PM18:30

Richard Price: a Paradoxical Revolutionary

  • Medical Society of London; Lettsom House (map)
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The Cymmrodorion Society has kindly invited us to attend their forthcoming talk: 'Richard Price: a Paradoxical Revolutionary'. A great chance for us to learn more about this exceptional former minister of Newington Green Meeting House! The talk will be given by Paul Frame, Secretary of the Richard Price Society, and author of Liberty’s Apostle: Richard Price, His Life and Times'. This public lecture is free and open to all, and will be followed by a wine reception.

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Body & Mind
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Body & Mind

A series of six yoga, movement and mindfulness sessions, built around New Unity’s Sunday Gathering themes

Guiding you through gentle movement and stretches, these sessions will help you to create some nourishing physical and mental space for yourself.

The sessions are led by New Unity member Charlie George, a qualified Hatha yoga teacher and dance artist.

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Artisan Vegan Cheese Workshop
Jun
2
10:30 AM10:30

Artisan Vegan Cheese Workshop

Interested in veganism? Love cheese? Then join our workshop and learn how to make your own vegan cheese! You'll learn the different vegan cheesemaking techniques, from a basic cream cheese, to the more advanced camembert-style "cheeze". You'll be able to make 3 different cheeses to take home with you. And you'll be provided with all the recipes of the cheeses, so you can remake the cheeses whenever you like.

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An Artist, An Academic & An Activist on Mary Wollstonecraft
Jun
2
4:00 PM16:00

An Artist, An Academic & An Activist on Mary Wollstonecraft

Join artist Tamsyn Challenger, academic Dr. Hannah Dawson and director and activist Anna Birch to discuss the pioneering spirit of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-97). How has her influence shaped their professional lives and does her example as writer, philosopher and human rights activist still resonate in this centenary year for women’s suffrage? Includes performances by artists Rachael House and Jemima Burrill.

Part of the Stoke Newington Literary Festival. Tickets £8.

http://www.stokenewingtonliteraryfestival.com/snlf_events/wollstonecraft-presents/

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Sunday Gathering: Happiness & Helping Others
Jun
3
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering: Happiness & Helping Others

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation. Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

Today's theme is 'Happiness & Helping Others'. In this challenging world, it sometimes seems that we need to choose between helping to address the world's problems or being happy. Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to make that hard choice? Can we actually be happy, when facing suffering and injustice? Well, it seems that we CAN be happy AND help the world. We'll talk about how.

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Bright Lights Children's Group
Jun
3
11:00 AM11:00

Bright Lights Children's Group

Our weekly session for children, held at Newington Green during our Sunday Gathering. Through arts & crafts, storytelling and other activities, we help the children to learn how to make ethical decisions and discover their own way through life. Today's theme is Empathy & Acts of Kindness.

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Meditation Group
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Sunday Gathering: Mindful of Happiness
Jun
10
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering: Mindful of Happiness

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation. Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering is 'Mindful of Happiness'. We’ll explore the proven benefits of mindfulness: focusing on the present moment, our own thoughts and feelings, and the world around us.

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Bright Lights Children's Group
Jun
10
11:00 AM11:00

Bright Lights Children's Group

Our weekly session for children, held at Newington Green during our Sunday Gathering. Through arts & crafts, storytelling and other activities, we help the children to learn how to make ethical decisions and discover their own way through life.

Today's theme is 'technology & the internet': how far have we come? What will the future be like?

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Bright Lights Children's Group
Jun
17
11:00 AM11:00

Bright Lights Children's Group

Each week the group explores different themes that help the children make ethical decisions and discover their own way through life. These themes are approached through arts & crafts projects, stories, and music & movement. Sessions are non-dogmatic and encourage the children to think for themselves.

Today's theme is 'Eid and holidays across the world'.

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Sunday Gathering: Celebrate for Happiness
Jun
17
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering: Celebrate for Happiness

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation. Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering is 'Celebrate for Happiness'. Do you celebrate the small wins in your life or do you see every advance as an occasion to set a new goal and get right to work? Celebration is a way of marking and recognising moments when happiness is hovering nearby. So why is it so hard to feel the joy when you've achieved something, and what can you do about it?

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Voices of Dissent: Visioning a World Without Prisons
Jun
19
7:30 PM19:30

Voices of Dissent: Visioning a World Without Prisons

Visioning A World without Prisons: Imagining a Women's Building at Holloway. Prisons are often overlooked: we seldom hold them in mind, and take for granted that we've always needed them. But what if this isn't true? Using the history of Holloway prison, closed since 2016, we'll imagine a world without prisons.

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Bright Lights Children's Group
Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

Bright Lights Children's Group

Each week the group explores different themes that help the children make ethical decisions and discover their own way through life. These themes are approached through arts & crafts projects, stories, and music & movement. Sessions are non-dogmatic and encourage the children to think for themselves.

Today's theme is: 'Mary, Mary and the other saints: Where are all the holy women?'

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Sunday Gathering
Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Bright Lights Children's Group
Jul
1
11:00 AM11:00

Bright Lights Children's Group

Our weekly session for children, held at Newington Green during our Sunday Gathering. Through arts & crafts, storytelling and other activities, we help the children to learn how to make ethical decisions and discover their own way through life.

Today's theme is 'Understanding Dharma'.

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Sunday Gathering
Jul
1
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Let's Talk About Race! Communicating Effectively for Social Change
Jul
1
12:30 PM12:30

Let's Talk About Race! Communicating Effectively for Social Change

Join us for an interactive participatory event focused on race. This event will include performance, shared personal histories and wider histories of race relations within the UK. A lively workshop and discussion on how we can talk about race, tackle racism and improve New Unity's role in being a force for positive change in race relations.

If you can, please bring some food to share for lunch.

This event is free, but to reserve your place please click here.

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Meditation Group
Jul
3
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Sunday Gathering
Jul
8
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Bright Lights Children's Group
Jul
8
11:00 AM11:00

Bright Lights Children's Group

Our weekly session for children, held at Newington Green during our Sunday Gathering.

The children begin their time in the service. After 'a Time for All Ages' (a short story that introduces the theme of the day), the children and accompanying adults adjourn to a bright, comfortable upstairs room. There, the group divides into 2-6 year olds and 7-12 year olds. For under 2's, we provide a creche.

Each week the group explores different themes that help the children make ethical decisions and discover their own way through life. These themes are approached through arts & crafts projects, stories, and music & movement. Sessions are non-dogmatic and encourage the children to think for themselves.

For more information, please contact children@new-unity.org.

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Meditation Group
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Sunday Gathering
Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Not Just a Beard
Jul
15
12:30 PM12:30

Not Just a Beard

A monthly discussion and lunch for all self-identified men. We seek to create a safe, caring space in which to share questions, joys and sorrows. No subject is off-limits. This is a supportive group that encourages openness, sharing and compassionate understanding.

The group meets on the third Sunday of each month after the Sunday Gathering, and always welcomes new attendees. If you can, please bring some food to share.

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Meditation Group
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Sunday Gathering
Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Meditation Group
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Sunday Gathering
Jul
29
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Meditation Group
Jul
31
7:00 AM07:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Sunday Gathering
Aug
5
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Aug
12
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Aug
19
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Aug
26
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Sep
2
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Sep
9
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Sep
23
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Identity, Difference & Unconscious Bias: 2-Day Workshop
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Identity, Difference & Unconscious Bias: 2-Day Workshop

  • New Unity @ Newington Green (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

New Unity has partnered with the National Coalition-Building Institute (NCBI) to offer a two-day workshop in recognising and averting unconscious bias, unfair prejudice and unreasonable discrimination. It will:

  • Enable participants to share experiences of difference, and learn from them.

  • Empower them to identify unfair prejudice and unreasonable discrimination.

  • Offer them effective strategies peacefully to challenge and resolve all forms of ill-treatment.

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Sunday Gathering
Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Dec
16
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Dec
23
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Dec
30
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Meditation Group
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Not Just a Beard: New Unity Men's Group
May
20
12:30 PM12:30

Not Just a Beard: New Unity Men's Group

A monthly discussion and lunch for all self-identified men. We seek to create a safe, caring space in which to share questions, joys and sorrows. No subject is off-limits. This is a supportive, caring group that encourages openness, sharing and compassionate understanding.

The group meets on the third Sunday of each month after the Sunday Gathering, and always welcomes new attendees. If you can, please bring some food to share.

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Sunday Gathering: Can You Love You?
May
20
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering: Can You Love You?

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation. Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering is ‘Can You Love You?’ We’ll explore how we might achieve the happiness of self-acceptance.

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Bright Lights Children's Group
May
20
11:00 AM11:00

Bright Lights Children's Group

Our weekly session for children, held at Newington Green during our Sunday Gathering. Through arts & crafts, storytelling and other activities, we help the children to learn how to make ethical decisions and discover their own way through life. This week, our theme is 'protest'. What is direct action? Why do we do it, and how should we bring about what we think is right?

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IDAHOTB
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

IDAHOTB

We’re proud to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. All are warmly invited to join this celebration of sexual and gender diversities.

18.30-19.30: Create our street-side memorial.
19.30-20.45: Gathering in the main hall.
​​​​​​​20.50 onwards: Candlelit vigil.

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Voices of Dissent: Charles Campion, Architect
May
15
7:30 PM19:30

Voices of Dissent: Charles Campion, Architect

A monthly lecture series that challenges conventional views of social justice, setting a provocative vision for a better, fairer world. Hosted at London’s c18th home of radical thinking: New Unity, Newington Green N16. Our speakers are united in their commitment to meaningful social reform. They’re all leading experts in their field, be that economics, politics, science, ecology, or social justice. They refuse to go with the consensus, preferring to ask the difficult questions that others avoid. And then suggest radical answers. This series is for those of us prepared to take that journey with them. It may sometimes be uncomfortable. But it will always reward and inspire.

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Meditation Group
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Sunday Gathering: The Happy Hermit
May
13
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering: The Happy Hermit

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation. Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week’s Gathering is ‘The Happy Hermit’. Is giving up people and things a route to true happiness?

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Bright Lights Children's Group
May
13
11:00 AM11:00

Bright Lights Children's Group

Our weekly session for children, held at Newington Green during our Sunday Gathering. Through arts & crafts, storytelling and other activities, we help the children to learn how to make ethical decisions and discover their own way through life. This week, our theme is 'colonisation'. Who drew the map of the world? What does 'colonisation' mean, and what should we do about it?

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Meditation Group
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Sunday Gathering: The Discomfort of a Happy Life
May
6
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering: The Discomfort of a Happy Life

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation. Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

Led by New Unity member Liz Slade, the theme of this week’s Gathering is ‘The Discomfort of a Happy Life’. We’ll explore how the journey towards happiness involves an acceptance of all those times and areas that will inevitably be far from happy.

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Bright Lights Children's Group
May
6
11:00 AM11:00

Bright Lights Children's Group

Our weekly session for children, held at Newington Green during our Sunday Gathering. Through arts & crafts, storytelling and other activities, we help the children to learn how to make ethical decisions and discover their own way through life. This week, we explore prison and the law. Why do we have prisons? Are they just? Could we ever live without them?

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Meditation Group
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Sunday Gathering: Wanting What We've Got
Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering: Wanting What We've Got

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation. Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering is 'Happiness: Wanting What We've Got'. It's tempting to go through life wanting and craving what we don't have. This is certainly encouraged by our culture. But how much better would it be to really and truly appreciate what we do have? Gratitude is a way-of-being with deep appreciation. It doesn't need to be gratitude *to* anyone, and it's not about good manners. Nurturing gratitude is known to be one of the surest ways for happiness to increase. We'll explore the connection between gratitude and happiness and do some celebrating of our lives and our world...just as they are.

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Bright Lights Children's Group
Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

Bright Lights Children's Group

Our weekly session for children, held at Newington Green during our Sunday Gathering. Through arts & crafts, storytelling and other activities, we help the children to learn how to make ethical decisions and discover their own way through life. This week's theme is 'cherry blossom': we'll explore this Japanese Spring tradition and celebrate the festival in our own way.

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Accountability Assembly for Hackney Mayor
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Accountability Assembly for Hackney Mayor

Our chance to quiz the Mayoral candidates on issues prioritised by the New Unity Social Justice team, including housing and mental health. Please join us if you can!

If you'd like to travel to the venue with the New Unity group, we'll be meeting at Hackney Central station at 6.30pm. Any questions, please contact davidbrewerton@me.com.

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Body & Mind
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Body & Mind

A series of six yoga, movement and mindfulness sessions, built around New Unity’s Sunday Gathering themes

Guiding you through gentle movement and stretches, these sessions will help you to create some nourishing physical and mental space for yourself.

The sessions are led by New Unity member Charlie George, a qualified Hatha yoga teacher and dance artist.

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Meditation Group
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Sunday Gathering: The One True Path to Happiness! Hint: There Isn't One.
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering: The One True Path to Happiness! Hint: There Isn't One.

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation. Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

This week, we cast doubt on the idea that there's a single path to happiness. Plenty of people are ready to tell you or teach you how happiness can be found. Each of them claims to know 'the' true path or answer. Most of them will be glad to take your money in exchange for this great wisdom - the way of life that most of us hope to find. The truth is, there's no one true path. Instead, there are many answers, depending on who's asking and how happiness is defined. We consider that happiness can actually be found through a whole variety of different paths.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Bright Lights Children's Group
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Bright Lights Children's Group

Our weekly session for children, held at Newington Green during our Sunday Gathering. Through arts & crafts, storytelling and other activities, we help the children to learn how to make ethical decisions and discover their own way through life. This week's theme is 'rain and the water cycle'.

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 Meditation Group
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Not Just a Beard (New Unity Men's Group)
Apr
15
12:30 PM12:30

Not Just a Beard (New Unity Men's Group)

A monthly discussion and lunch for all self-identified men. We seek to create a safe, caring space in which to share questions, joys and sorrows. No subject is off-limits. This is a supportive, caring group that encourages openness, sharing and compassionate understanding.

The group meets on the third Sunday of each month after the Sunday Gathering, and always welcomes new attendees. If you can, please bring some food to share.

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Sunday Gathering: Joy in Times of Adversity
Apr
15
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering: Joy in Times of Adversity

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation. Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering is 'Joy in Times of Adversity'. Our lives overflow with public and private struggles that weigh on our hearts, fill our days, and challenge our resilience. And yet as humans we have an instinctive drive to seek joy, fulfilment, and satisfaction. During challenging times, how do we reconcile these seemingly opposite states of being, in a way that authentically honours both realities?

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Bright Lights Children's Group
Apr
15
11:00 AM11:00

Bright Lights Children's Group

Our weekly session for children, held at Newington Green during our Sunday Gathering. Through arts & crafts, storytelling and other activities, we help the children to learn how to make ethical decisions and discover their own way through life. This week, we're learning about BEES: celebrating their vital role across the world!

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Meditation Group
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Sunday Gathering: Freedom Is Not Enough
Apr
8
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering: Freedom Is Not Enough

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

This week, we begin our three-month theme on happiness. Freedom is a powerful word that resonates with so many of us. People throughout history have longed for freedom but - having gained it - have found that despite this enormous change in their lives, they are still not happy. Why is the quest for happiness so often frustrated?

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Meditation Group
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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