Meditation Group
Nov
20
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: Having a Laugh
Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering: Having a Laugh

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, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering is ‘Having a Laugh’. Humour has a life-affirming role in our everyday experience. Even in the most unlikely circumstances, it can diffuse tension, restore perspective and connect us with others. We’ll explore humour's vital role across a range of religious and non-religious traditions, seeing how it continues to influence our understanding of the world, each other, and ourselves.

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Welcoming Training
Nov
25
1:00 PM13:00

Welcoming Training

Join the Connections Team as we explore how to make new/ish people feel truly welcome. Whether you’re already signing up for our 'Welcoming' roles, are considering doing so, or just want to find out more, do come along. These are skills we all need, and of course you will be VERY welcome!

If you can, please bring some food to share.

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Meditation Group
Nov
27
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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PAL (Pets Against Loneliness)
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

PAL (Pets Against Loneliness)

Alleviating Loneliness, Four Paws at a Time.
We bring together older members of the community, who may feel isolated, with well-behaved dogs and their owners - for the purposes of joy, and the alleviation of loneliness for all.
These drop-in sessions (on the first Saturday of each month) are welcoming and friendly spaces to have a cup of tea and a piece of cake, while meeting lovely dogs and their owners. There's no formal structure; just mingling at its best.
Please spread the word to any of your older friends, family or neighbours who might benefit from coming along.

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Sunday Gathering: Nations Haunted by the Past
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering: Nations Haunted by the Past

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 ‘Haunted by the Past’. We’ll explore how nations and peoples are haunted by the past, how this can help us understand their current beliefs and actions, and how we can use this understanding to help make a better world.

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Newcomers' Gathering
Dec
2
12:30 PM12:30

Newcomers' Gathering

Interested in New Unity, but not quite sure what to expect? Want to meet other newcomers in a relaxed and intimate setting? Join our Newcomers’ Gathering! No RSVP required; just show up!

 

This is your opportunity to get to know other newcomers, hear more about New Unity, and ask all the questions you like. Why is New Unity described as a ‘non-religious church’? What does it actually believe in? What work does it do? What’s the best way to get involved? No question is off-limits. The setting is relaxed, informal and friendly. Whoever you are, you’re welcome here. Hearty snack food provided.

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Meditation Group
Dec
4
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
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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NVC Group
Dec
10
6:30 PM18:30

NVC Group

Non-Violent Communication (NVC) is the language of connection. It’s a practical way to bring empathy, honesty, strength and compassion into our personal and professional relationships. It can help build bridges of connection to individuals, couples, families, teams, organisations and communities.

This is a self-led group. We take it in turns to lead the session, preparing a few exercises or highlighting a particular NVC principle. We support each other in continuing to develop our NVC skills, and we use our time together to put those skills into practice.

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Meditation Group
Dec
11
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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A Christmas Carol
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

A Christmas Carol

All are warmly invited to join us for this festive celebration of Dickens' Christmas classic. The performance will be given by 20 students from Drama Centre, each creating a memorised section of the book in their own unique way.

The performance will last approx. 1 hour, and will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies, all included in the ticket price.

Tickets £7.50; £5.00 concessions (senior citizens, students). All profits will go to New Unity and to the Friends of Drama Centre (the charity that provides assistance to Drama Centre students during their studies). To book tickets, please click here.

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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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Not Just a Beard
Dec
16
12:30 PM12:30

Not Just a Beard

Our 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
Dec
18
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
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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Christmas Eve Gathering
Dec
24
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas Eve Gathering

Do you need to believe in God to believe in Christmas? As a non-religious church, we don't think so. Every year, we celebrate the story of Jesus' birth as symbolic of all that’s hopeful and good about the world, but without believing in anything divine or supernatural. Come and discover this friendly, relaxed and joyful way to celebrate Christmas. Newcomers welcome!

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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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Identity, Difference & Unconscious Bias: 1-Day Workshop
Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

Identity, Difference & Unconscious Bias: 1-Day Workshop

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

NCBI supports true equality in personal, social and work relationships, and is inclusive towards all identities. The workshop will be led by Royston John, CEO of NCBI London. 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.

New Unity members: £40; non-members: £60
To book your ticket, please click here.
If you can't afford the ticket price and would like to apply for a bursary, please contact Rev Andy (revandy@new-unity.org).

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NVC Group
Nov
19
6:30 PM18:30

NVC Group

Non-Violent Communication (NVC) is the language of connection. It’s a practical way to bring empathy, honesty, strength and compassion into our personal and professional relationships. It can help build bridges of connection to individuals, couples, families, teams, organisations and communities.

This is a self-led group. We take it in turns to lead the session, preparing a few exercises or highlighting a particular NVC principle. We support each other in continuing to develop our NVC skills, and we use our time together to put those skills into practice.

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Not Just a Beard
Nov
18
12:30 PM12:30

Not Just a Beard

Our 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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Sunday Gathering: Connections
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering: Connections

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 ‘Connections’. Connection matters. We know it from experience and studies show what we expect - that happiness depends on being in relationship. And yet, connection is not easy. This Sunday, Rev Andy and the Connections team will explore the making and sustaining of human connections and invite your input too.

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Meditation Group
Nov
13
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 Waning of Warfare
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering: The Waning of Warfare

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 Waning of Warfare’. As hard as it may be to believe (given all the bloodshed in the world), war and its destruction is much less common than it used to be. In fact, humanity has become dramatically less violent and more tolerant over our history. This Remembrance Sunday, we’ll ask why this fact is so hard to believe, and what it might mean for the future.

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Meditation Group
Nov
6
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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NVC Group
Nov
5
6:30 PM18:30

NVC Group

Non-Violent Communication (NVC) is the language of connection. It’s a practical way to bring empathy, honesty, strength and compassion into our personal and professional relationships. It can help build bridges of connection to individuals, couples, families, teams, organisations and communities.

This is a self-led group. We take it in turns to lead the session, preparing a few exercises or highlighting a particular NVC principle. We support each other in continuing to develop our NVC skills, and we use our time together to put those skills into practice.

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Sunday Gathering: Evolution & Revolution; How Things Change
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering: Evolution & Revolution; How Things Change

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 ‘Evolution & Revolution; How Things Change’. As we look around our world today, many of us feel deeply concerned. What kind of change do we want now? The gradual evolutionary kind, or sudden revolutionary shifts - with all the disruption that entails?  We’ll explore what might be possible.

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PAL (Pets Against Loneliness)
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

PAL (Pets Against Loneliness)

Alleviating Loneliness, Four Paws at a Time.

We bring together older members of the community, who may feel isolated, with well-behaved dogs and their owners - for the purposes of joy, and the alleviation of loneliness for all.

These drop-in sessions (on the first Saturday of each month) are welcoming and friendly spaces to have a cup of tea and a piece of cake, while meeting lovely dogs and their owners. There's no formal structure; just mingling at its best.

Please spread the word to any of your older friends, family or neighbours who might benefit from coming along.

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NCBI Changing Attitudes workshop
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

NCBI Changing Attitudes workshop

All are warmly invited to join this evening workshop on Changing Attitudes, from the NCBI (National Coalition Building Institute).

We'll develop skills for bridge-building and reducing conflict at home, work or in the community. We'll learn how to support people to change their attitudes, whilst keeping relationships positive. We'll discover how to identify the underlying issues in any conflict and use effective communication to resolve them.

Cost: New Unity members £5. Non-members £10. Please book your tickets here.

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Cats, Birds & Country Lasses: Music from the c16th & c17th Centuries
Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

Cats, Birds & Country Lasses: Music from the c16th & c17th Centuries

New Unity is delighted to host a concert by the Lantana Ensemble, specialists in music from the 16th & 17th centuries. Their instruments are faithful copies of those used at the time, creating a beautifully authentic sound.

Based on folk melodies and poems, this concert includes pieces by three English composers - Dowland, Purcell and Simpson - plus the first performance of ‘Jubilate Agno’ by local resident Ilana Cravitz.

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Meditation Group
Oct
30
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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Day of the Dead Celebration
Oct
28
5:00 PM17:00

Day of the Dead Celebration

New Unity is proud to be hosting its first ever Day of the Dead. Lovingly created by several Mexican members of the New Unity community, this event will capture the vibrancy of the Mexican ceremony, joyfully expressing our love and admiration for our lost loved-ones.

Expect storytelling, face-painting and live music. Help us decorate our altars to the dead with your pictures, messages and flowers. Join in and make our special paper banners. Sample our 'pan de muerto' (bread of the dead; a delicious ceremonial sweetbread).

All are welcome. If you'd like to remember a deceased loved-one, and be reminded of death's role in the cycle of life, then come and discover what this memorable event can offer you.

Cost: £5 per person. To book your ticket, please click here.

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Sunday Gathering. Black & British: Those Who Came Before
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering. Black & British: Those Who Came Before

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 ‘Black & British: Those Who Came Before’. People of African heritage did not first appear in Britain with the Windrush generation. There is a long long history - much of which has been conveniently forgotten. It has been a story of acceptance and rejection, progress and setbacks, opportunity and abuse, and pervasive, persistent racism. We’ll explore where we are, where we've been, and where we will go in the future.

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Meditation Group
Oct
23
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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NVC Group
Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

NVC Group

Non-Violent Communication (NVC) is the language of connection. It’s a practical way to bring empathy, honesty, strength and compassion into our personal and professional relationships. It can help build bridges of connection to individuals, couples, families, teams, organisations and communities.

This is a self-led group. We take it in turns to lead the session, preparing a few exercises or highlighting a particular NVC principle. We support each other in continuing to develop our NVC skills, and we use our time together to put those skills into practice.

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Not Just a Beard
Oct
21
12:30 PM12:30

Not Just a Beard

Our 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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Sunday Gathering: Turning Points
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering: Turning Points

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 ‘Turning Points’. As we look back over our life journeys, we are each likely to find a number of decisive places in the path. Today we’ll look back on the turning points of our lives and consider what they - and our responses to them - have to tell us about how we move forward into the future.

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Affinity Group: Bring Your Own Craft
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Affinity Group: Bring Your Own Craft

A chance to get together with people who share one of your interests. This particular session celebrates our creative projects: knitting, crochet, macrame, beading - anything goes! So bring your craft along, and we'll enjoy chatting whilst we work. All are welcome.

For further info, please contact Beth Falconer: falconer.beth@gmail.com; 07530 247 336.

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Meditation Group
Oct
16
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: Our Journeys Through Time
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering: Our Journeys Through Time

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 ‘Our Journeys Through Time’. How did we get where we are today? How did the child we were become the adult we see in the mirror? And more importantly, what does our journey teach us about where we can go tomorrow and how we can get there?

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FREE Music Concert
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

FREE Music Concert

Come and enjoy an evening of instrumental pieces and songs performed by acclaimed international musicians. The music is suitable for all ages and includes Verdi, Puccini, Bernstein and The Beatles. Followed by free drinks and snacks. Retiring collection (optional) in aid of the Newington Green Alliance.

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Meditation Group
Oct
9
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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