The present church community offers exposure to stimulating and varied thought from the Christian and radical Enlightenment traditions and beyond, opportunities for personal growth, and a community that is kindly, lively, open-minded and truthful.

There is only one orthodoxy here: a love of truth that is a sincere desire to understand how the world is and our place in it.

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Community

  • A clear-eyed and open-minded community.
  • The Christian Year is the basic framework for our personal, family and congregational life.
  • Rites of passage that are focussed fully on the people involved.

Thought

  • A liberal Christian and Enlightenment tradition that is in line with contemporary, secular culture.
  • Opportunities to explore a wide body of philosophy - as inspiration for living our lives well.
  • Access to the teaching of the human Jesus.
  • The freedom to change as our understanding of the natural world and society grows.

Growth

  • The means to build moral strength, courage and conscience.
  • The means to recognise grace in our lives.
  • Development of intellectual and spiritual resilience for times of trouble.
  • A grateful understanding rooted in science of our place in nature.
  • Access to confidential and kindly counsel in times of need.
  • Practices of contemplation, prayer, meditation and study.