The Women’s League met on the 8th January 2019, for its first meeting of the year at the home of Janet Poole, where we discussed a programme for the coming year. There are many events to look forward to, and we hope that members will do their best to attend. Again, this year there will be opportunities for members of the congregation to join us. Please keep an eye on the notice board for future meetings and events.
On the feast of the Epiphany, 6th of January 2019, in accordance with the Unitarian penchant for democracy, Bolton’s Bank Street Chapel held a congregational service, which, despite many of us being poorly, was a great success.
The traditional date for the feast of the Epiphany is January 6th. However, since 1970, the celebration is held in some countries on the Sunday after January 1.
Eastern Churches following the Julian calendar observe the feast on what for most countries is January 19, because of the 13-day difference today between that calendar and the generally used Gregorian calendar.
In many Western Christian Churches, the eve of the feast is celebrated as Twelfth Night, and the Monday after Epiphany is known as Plough Monday.
…and Unitarians….General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches is the representative body of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches in Great Britain. Unitarianism is an open-minded and individualistic approach to faith that gives scope for a very wide range of beliefs and doubts. Religious freedom for each individual is at the heart of Unitarianism. There are 170 congregations and fellowships within the denomination.