Chorlton & Macclesfield Online Gatherings – 06/09

Chorlton & Macclesfield Online Gatherings - 06/09

Dear Friends

Please see below the details of our gatherings this week.

Tuesday 7th September 12:30 – 1:30 pm – Tao on Tuesday on Zoom

Join the Macclesfield congregation for our meditation on the Tao Te Ching. We read a short passage, enjoy a time of shared silence for meditation and then share our reflections on the text. All welcome.

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There will be no Tasting Plum Village Meditations during September

Thursday 9th September 10:00 – 11:30 am Zoom Coffee Morning on Zoom – FORTNIGHTLY

An informal space to catch up and chat about how we are doing; drop in any time between 10 and 11.30 am. All welcome.

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Meeting ID: 990 8002 2219

Passcode: 059692


Thursday 9th September 7:00 – 8:15 pm Heart and Soul on Zoom 

Heart and Soul is a contemplative spiritual gathering in which you can take time to reflect on life in the company of others. Each session follows a regular pattern, including readings and music, time for guided prayers of gratitude, compassion for others, self-reflection, and silent meditation. Led by Laura Dobson. All welcome.

This week’s theme is ‘Hanging out with God’.

‘A long time ago a medieval monk said that we must not be afraid of wasting time with God.’ — Celeste Snowber

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Meeting ID: 928 2574 9054

Passcode: 200856

Sunday 12th September 10:30 – 11:30 am Sunday Gathering on Zoom and in the Church

Join us for our weekly worship service, led by Laura Dobson. All welcome. This week’s theme is based on Hildegard of Bingen, titled ‘Feather on the Breath of God’.

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Information for those coming to church:

Government coronavirus restrictions have now been lifted in England. However, the virus is still very much with us and we will therefore continue to take precautions in the church building as follows:

Chairs will be still be spaced apart – at 1 metre distance at the front and at 2 metres at the back. We will open the back door so that you can enter and leave at the back if that feels more comfortable.  

We will continue to open the windows to ensure good ventilation. We will continue our sanitising routine in the church, including asking you to continue sanitising the toilets after use please.

Face coverings are no longer mandatory in places of worship, but if you choose not to wear one, please ensure you maintain 2 metres social distancing from others at all times. Spare face coverings will be available for those who want to wear one and have forgotten to bring one.

Please note, we will not be singing communally until all those who attend church have had chance to discuss the issue.

We will be keeping a record of who attends for test and trace purposes. If you can, please take a lateral flow test within 24 hours before attending church. These are available free from GPs and pharmacies, although they are only free until the end of July. We will endeavour to source some spares for use beyond then.

We will of course be continuing to livestream services on Zoom for those who are unable or not comfortable to attend church.

We look forward to seeing you soon on Zoom or in church.

A reminder of our bank account details if you are able to make a donation:

Sort code: 40 11 56     

Account number: 40716286

Bank: HSBC 

Account name: Chorlton Unitarian Church


Linda Paris


Chorlton Unitarian Church