Macclesfield Unitarians



Thinking Aloud

  • Cafe Church

    Thank you to Nicky Jenkins, the minister at Chorlton, who visited us last month to demonstrate cafe church. We walked into chapel to be greeted with hot drinks and lots of lovely food. The tables were also laden with quotations about the theme of our service – Happiness.In our first discussion our group was ratherContinue reading…

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  • Summer Concert

    Summer Concert with Eccles Choir and Friends AT KING EDWARD STREET UNITARIAN CHAPEL, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 1AB.    on Saturday 2nd August at 7 pm. Come and join us for an evening of light summer music and a glass of punch.  Tickets £5 at the Macclesfield Tourist Information Centre – or on the door. Doors open atContinue reading…

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  • Mourning Eila Forrester

    This community – indeed the Unitarian movement nationally – is coming to terms with the death of Eila Forrester last Saturday. The daughter of a former Minister here – Rev John Kielty – Eila has been got many years a shining example of commitment and concern, of loyalty and leadership, within this Chapel congregation. AContinue reading…

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  • Reviewing 2013 at the AGM

    These reports, produced by the Committee and by the Minister, give a good impression not only of what’s been going on, but HOW it’s all been going on too . . . worth a read. 1. King Edward St Unitarian Chapel Committee Report 2013/2014 This has been a settling down sort of year but stillContinue reading…

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  • Atheist Church Services – Michael 26/2/13

    Recently the media has been covering with some interest something called the ‘Sunday Assembly’ – which is described by its organisers as “a godless congregation that meets to hear great talks, sing songs, and generally celebrate life.” A first-time attender said: “It’s got all the good things about church without the terrible dogma”. The oneContinue reading…

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  • Teachings of the Tao – 8 (Mitchell)

    The supreme good is like water, which nourishes all things without trying to. It is content with the low places that people disdain. Thus it is like the Tao.   In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep close to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try toContinue reading…

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  • Teachings of the Tao – 81 (Bahm)

      He who is genuine is not artificial; he who is artificial is not genuine.   He who is intelligent is not quarrelsome; he who is quarrelsome is not intelligent.   He who is wise is not pretentious; he who is pretentious is not wise.     Therefore the intelligent man does not struggle to achieveContinue reading…

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  • Teachings of the Tao – 80 (Mitchell)

    If a country is governed wisely, its inhabitants will be content. They enjoy the labour of their hands and don’t waste time inventing labour-saving machines. Since they dearly love their homes, they aren’t interested in travel. There may be a few wagons and boats, but these don’t go anywhere. There may be an arsenal ofContinue reading…

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