Services

services

learn about the fellowship minister and services taking place on a different Sunday for each of our locations.

minister

reverend mark hutchinson

Reverend Mark Hutchinson is our Minister, shared with the Cotswold Group of Unitarians. Mark is passionate that connection with your spiritual path, as you see it, is a foundation of personal growth, calm and change. Seeking guidance and energy from our personal source is a driving force of how we can all be the difference the world needs us to be. Unitarianism’s unique place for voices of diversity, social justice and reason is a place Mark believes enables us all to strive to be the best we can be. A place where shared values sit alongside individual beliefs. A place seeking love, meaning and deep connection. 

Mark has spent the majority of his working life in the gritty world of the waste and recycling industry and retains an interest in a niche recycling company decontaminating hazardous packaging.  He also  remains a keen cricketer, lover of a variety of music, economic and social history, and the need for us all to take seriously the roads less travelled.

Mark writes extensive spiritual poetry which can be found on his Facebook page regular postings. Mark has a son and three step-sons and supports partner Sam in respite foster care for teenagers. They are also working on a programme for supporting teenagers and families in crisis. Mark can be contacted for pastoral support, and has experience in addiction and mental health support. Please note that pastoral support is not counselling, but a loving presence open to a spiritual context. 

You can listen to Mark on the Facebook page, and in the link on the website where regular Facebook Live reflections are posted, and also on his own YouTube account where a variety of styles of reflection and meditation are available.

contact mark:

swindon

Meeting are held at 3.00pm on the third Sunday of the month at:

The Friends’ Meeting house, 

79 Eastcott Hill, 

Swindon,

SN1 3JF.

Meetings begin with about 15 minutes reflection – music, chalice lighting and readings, led by one of our members or the Minister. Topics of interest are chosen in advance and explored together following the reflection.

stroud

Services are held at 3.00om on the first Sunday of the month at:

Octavia Hill Room,

The Exchange,

Brick Row,

Stroud,

GL5 1DF

Our services make use of music, poetry, readings from many sources, and moments of silent meditation. Unitarians have written many hymns. While the words may be new, many of the tunes will be familiar.