The National Unitarian Fellowship offers activities for people of all ages.

Have a look below to see what events are taking place this year and let us know if any interest you.




Dorothy Archer 2022 Competition

The National Unitarian Fellowship is delighted to announce the establishment of these prizes in memory of the late Dorothy Archer, member, past President and tireless worker for the NUF over many years.

The prizes have been made possible by a generous bequest from Dorothy’s estate.

There will be an annual round of awards but the categories of award will change each year.

The awards for 2022 will be four individual  prizes and one group prize as follows:

An elevator speech podcast (1.5 – 3.0 minutes) – £100

Best Unitarian poem or prayer – £100

Original cover design for the NUF ‘News & Views’ – £100

A Unitarian hymn – £100

A digital template (group prize) – £250

Closing date for the competition: 31 October 2022.

For further details and an application form please contact: Indra Sikdar, Secretary, stating which prize competition you wish to enter.

The names of winners will be announced by Christmas 2022.

David Dawson Play

On Sunday 14 August at 5pm the Unitarian Music Society is presenting the world premiere of ”Oliver’s Journey Home”, a musical with libretto by Nick Morrice and music by the late David Dawson. This was due to have been performed at the Nightingale Centre in 2020, but the pandemic and David’s untimely death intervened. This public performance will be a belated tribute to David and will take place at the Clarke Foley Centre in his home town of Ilkley, with many members of his family present, local friends, and members of his orchestra taking part.
Contact Nick Morrice on 01904 765424 for tickets.

Unitarian Earth Spirit Network Hucklow Weekend

Why not join us at the Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow from 23 – 25 September for an Earth Spirit Centred Retreat. There will be time to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the grounds and the surrounding countryside. There will be earth centred meditation, discussion time and social time. We will be sharing the centre with Unitarian Society for Psychical Research and their lecture programme will also be open to us. Their speaker and workshop leader is Dr Serena Roney-Dougal (international author and parapsychologist). She will focus on her work into meditation (with Buddhist monks in India) and approaches to sacred sites and earth’s magic.
Register with Tony McNeile
Pay £30 deposit to the Nightingale Centre. They will advise the cost depending on type of room you need, ensuite/single/double/access. Please also inform them of dietary requirements.
Closing date for applications is 19th August 2022


Would you like to be part of a new Unitarian Hindu Association?

Calling upon those Unitarians from a Hindu background or those interested in Hinduism and similar Eastern Philosophies. We would like to set up a Unitarian Hindu Association. You do not have to be Hindu to join this group, all are welcome.

We would like to hold meetings with speakers, opportunities to study and discuss Hindu concepts and to celebrate festivals together.

Unitarians share many values with Hinduism – most centrally, that there is a unity at the core of religious diversity. God can be experienced in many forms, with many faces, but underneath there is one ultimate reality. Like Hindus, Unitarians affirm the personal search for spiritual truth, the idea that all things are connected, and a respect for other religious paths.


For further information please contact Indra Sikdar at