York Civic Trust unveiled a blue plaque commemorating Lady Sarah Hewley who was one of the financial supporters for the establishment of the Presbyterian Chapel in St Saviourgate, York, now the Unitarian Chapel.
After a period of just over 4 years Rev Ralph Catts performed his last service at Hull Unitarians before retirement and return to his native Australia. In the morning on 30th June Ralph delivered his last service to the Hull congregation and in the afternoon a gathering of colleagues, past and present ministers and friends … Continue reading Goodbye Ralph
What is the legacy of our Unitarian ancestors? What did they achieve in their lifetimes? Who were they? This new book explores the fascinating story of Jack Milnes the democrat, his circle of friends from Westgate Chapel and of his cousin Richard's quest to make a more equal and fairer society inspired by the ideals … Continue reading New Book about Yorkshire Unitarians
On Saturday 22nd June 2019 the Yorkshire Unitarian Union (YUU) held their Summer Gathering. The day started with around 30 people meeting up at the Pepper Hill chapel. A round of tea was served and the Celia and John Midgley welcomed everyone to the day and the theme of Summer. John the facilitated the rest … Continue reading Review of YUU Summer Gathering
The following message comes from Essex Hall: Dear Friends, you will already be aware, from the announcement at the 2019 Annual Meetings, that John Crosskey is retiring from his post of Finance Officer of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches on 28th June 2019. John indicated at the beginning of the year … Continue reading John Crosskey Retirement
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It has been announced that BBC1 will be showing a drama based on the life of Anne Lister and her time at Shibden Hall near Halifax. The show called Gentleman Jack starts on Sunday 19th May 2019 at 9:00pm for 6 episodes on BBC1 “Anne Lister (1791–1840) was a wealthy, unmarried woman who inherited Shibden … Continue reading Ann Lister TV drama starts on 19th May