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Founded in 1672 the Great Meeting Chapel is the oldest nonconformist congregation in Leicester

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Leicester Unitarians

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Leicester Unitarians welcome all ages to our
services and our events. You don’t have
to ‘sign up’ – just come along and try us out!

Some of our events are listed in the Diary
with more details by calling or e-mailing
Arthur, our Minister.

Photographs show the following:
1. Friends meeting after Service
2. East Midland Unitarians meeting
3. Peace Vigil in the ‘Garden Room’
4. Tea in the rear Chapel garden
5. Family relaxing after a Baptism
6. Members planting the front garden
7. Members resting in their work
8. Alex and Cassie
9. National Childbirth Trust at their weekly meeting

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David Wykes with a colleague, Isabel Rivers, has edited a volume of nine essays, Dissenting praise: Religious Dissent and the Hymn in England and Wales. Elizabeth Wykes under (under her professional name Elizabeth Clapp) also has a book coming out, Women, Dissent and Anti-slavery in Britain and America, 1790 - 1865, which she has edited with a colleague , Julie Roy Jeffrey.

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Congratulations to Cllr. Manjula Sood on being awarded an M.B.E. for ‘Services to the community in Leicester’ in the recent Birthday Honours List.
Last year Manju became the UK’s first Asian Lady Mayor, and she still serves in the capacity of deputy this year.

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Warmest congratulations to Dr Anthony Fletcher on the book launch of 'The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland' which he jointly edited.

The launch took place on the 12th May at the Natural History Museum in London.

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Warmest congratulations to Sir Peter Soulsby, Chair of our congregation, on becoming the first elected Mayor of the City of Leicester.

As we all remember, Great Meeting has long been affectionately known as the “Mayors' Nest”, having historically spawned many of the city's previous mayors. We are immensely proud that Sir Peter now fills that role, and we wish him a most happy and successful tenure.

Peter is pictured here, during Great Meeting's tercentenary celebration in 2008, with our member Cllr. Manjula Sood , the then Mayor of Leicester and the first Asian lady Mayor in the UK. Manju will continue to support Peter as one of his Assistant Mayors.


Great Meeting
Unitarian Chapel

45 East Bond Street
Leicester LE1 4SX

Meet our people at the Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel, Leicester

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