Our services are usually held on Sunday morning at 10.00 am but please see our upcoming events for any changes to the schedule or additional events being held.
Our worship has no set format compared to many other churches. The services are simple, yet meaningful and often include readings, prayers, hymns, and an address.
Although our minister, Reverend Danny Crosby, leads the majority of the worship, others are welcome to take to the pulpit and say a few words.
Please feel free to join us. Visitors are welcome – and we even offer coffee with a chat after the service!
Please join us in Chapel or on Zoom- see details below:
Queens Road Unitarian Free Church Urmston M41 9HA invites you to explore the many questions of life, in an open and supportive environment. To seek and develop meaning in our lives, to enrich our own experiences and therefore impact on the lives of others in positive ways. Exploring ideas from a variety of traditions, sharing our personal experiences, encouraging deep listening and compassionate discussion.
We meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 11.00 am
Our sister chapel in Altrincham have a selection of regular events that might be of interest to you.
Sunday 28th January
10am Queens Road Unitarian Free Church, Urmston
11.30am Dunham Road Unitarian Chapel, Altrincham
11.30am on Zoom ID 841 9082 8195 no password required.
A service exploring the concept of the "Wounded Healer". That if we journey along together side by we can accompany one in our shared suffering. That this creates deep empathy. That we may never heal completely, we will have our scars and we may continue to limp along like Chiron in the ancient Greek myth. Yes we can accompany one another and share pieces of our hearts, but never perfectly.
All are most welcome...Come as you are, exactly as you are...But do not expect to leave in exactly the same condition...
The following is an extract from the service...
Those we meet along the way have wounds in their hearts and souls, no one has the perfect heart. The most beautiful, as the story “A piece of my heart” illustrates, will have its jagged edges, it will not be smooth and the pieces will not fit together neatly. We are all wounded to some degree or other. Those wounds can be transformed into something beautiful, we can accompany others in their suffering. We can give them a little piece of our hearts and we can receive a piece of theirs. The most beautiful hearts carry their scars. If we live in love we can bring some healing, we can become wounded healers. It is our wounds that put us in a place where we can be of service to one another. We are all wounded to some degree we all have cracks within us. Nobody is perfect, complete, and who would want to be. In fact it is our wounds and imperfections that put us into a better position to help others come to terms with who they are. It is this that breeds empathy and understanding. Who amongst us is not wounded in some way? Who amongst us does not bear the scars of life? It is our very wounds and the scars formed from them that makes us better able to help others heal from their own wounds.
Some say that “Time heals all wounds. I have not found this to always be true, it depends on many others things. I heard someone say this to another recently. They didn’t know what to do and so they came out with this platitude. Martin Luther King suggested that “Time is morally neutral.” Things do not get better or worse in time alone. This applies to the wider society that we live in, which always needs healing and it is also true for our own heart and souls. Hearts do not get better or worse by themselves. Wounds do not heal simply with the passing of time. At least not for all wounds. Sometimes wounds fester as time passes by. We get better, we heal, if we are loved into healing. By being lovingly supported we can tap into that love that over time brings healing to the wounds and then meaning can emerge if as we heal we accompany others in their suffering. We become wounded healers ourselves. Time has a role to play, but time alone does not heal. I have accompanied many people who have touched me deeply by their capacity to become “wounded healers”, their suffering has made them better able to offer understanding and compassion to others and not in spite of their suffering, but because of it.
"Where Do You Find Solace in Times of Trouble?"
A conversation exploring how we find solace in times of challenge and difficulty. What sources do we lean on. What brings comfort and Hope when it seems hard to find. Exploring both visible and invisible help. We will share together in an open, safe and supportive environment
Tuesday 19th March at 11am at Queens Road Unitarian Free Church, Urmston M41 9HA
All are most welcome...Come as you are, exactly as you are...but do not expect to leave in exactly the same condition...