Lewes Unitarians begin a new chapter in their story this October when Sunday Services resume once again after a short break. Unitarians have a long history of meeting in Lewes going back over 200 years, and non-conformists have been meeting at Westgate for over 300 years! If you want to find out a bit more about this history follow this link
However, although we respect our history and what it teaches us, we are not bound by it and we don’t live in the past. That is not the way of Unitarianism. Unitarians look at life and faith through a modern lens, and therefore as knowledge and understanding develops in society our perspectives change too.
We are excited to be meeting regularly once again and we hope that people in Lewes and nearby will be interested and may want to join us, but we also want to develop the idea of what an inclusive faith community can be. Unitarians have always been at the forefront of religious change. For example, appointing England’s first woman minister, Gertrude Von Petzold, in 1904. So, we want to approach faith matters in ways that are as accessible and inclusive as possible; and to keep learning and improving. We value our freedom to think for ourselves, but we also recognise the importance of community.
The story of Lewes Unitarians continues…..