Our Unitarian Church
A Free and Open Faith
At Horsham Unitarian Church, we celebrate a liberal faith; a faith free of dogma and rigidly held beliefs. We look to our individual consciences to discern what is of highest worth. While cherishing our Judaeo-Christian heritage, we respect other faith traditions and philosophies, gleaning from them insights that accord with our fundamental values.
A Spiritual Community
Our spiritual community is based on shared values and a reverence for life. What we believe is less important to us than how we live our lives. Our collective worship enables us to focus on what we hold dear in life. Our services are enhanced by literature, especially poetry, and music. We gain strength and inspiration from one another as we endeavour to live better lives in a spirit of humility and gratitude.
A Sense of Connectedness
We celebrate the senses and the natural world of which we are a part. We give thanks for the gifts of life, while acknowledging our role as rational human beings with power to change the world for good or ill. We are aware of the inter-connectedness of all life and take seriously the responsibilities that consciousness brings.
Towards Justice and Compassion
We endeavour to work towards a more just and equitable society, beginning with our personal lives. Through worship, prayer and charitable outreach, our community offers support and compassion to those in need; we share our sorrows, but also our joys. We accept that bad things happen, many of which are caused by human beings, but we must never forget that most people do their best to live good, kind and compassionate lives.
Our Purpose Is to Inspire Spiritual Journeys
In summary, our purpose is to inspire spiritual journeys, engaging with the world with open hearts and open minds. While we do not turn away, in denial, from the presence of suffering in the world, we continue to celebrate the joys of life, always retaining a sense of hope and gratitude.