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Who are Croydon Unitarians?

Croydon Unitarians are a small but lively and growing community of spiritually inclined people.

Unitarians are people who sense that finding meaning in life involves the spirit as well as the mind and body, but who cannot agree with conventional religious practice. They have no creeds and no tests of faith, but rely upon the open and approachable nature of the Divine. Plaque in the church porch

For this reason, words, music and ideas from many world religions may appear in a Unitarian service, alongside secular writings and poetry. Instead of being instructed in what to believe, Unitarians are encouraged to make their own decisions in an ongoing process of growth and discovery.

Unitarianism has been in existence for more than 300 years, springing from its Christian roots in Europe and the United Kingdom. Many well-known historical figures have been associated with the movement, including Florence Nightingale, Joseph Priestley and several signers of the American Declaration of Independence; contemporary Unitarians include Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.

Croydon has had a Unitarian Congregation since 1870. Its original church buildings were bombed during World War II, and the present building was dedicated in 1959.

The best way to learn more about us is to attend one of our services. They are held every Sunday at 11 a.m., and are open to everyone. Donít worry ó no one will try to convert you!