York Unitarians are to celebrate their 350th anniversary this year, having served the city since 1672. Celebrations will centre on their Grade II listed chapel in the historic St. Saviourgate street in York city centre. York Unitarian’s minister, Rev. Stephanie Bisby, who was appointed in January 2021, said:
“It’s very exciting – and a little humbling – to be marking such a significant anniversary. Looking back makes us very aware of our place in history, and the legacy of free thinking that we aim to uphold.
Thinking about what the next 350 years might bring encourages us to look at our priorities in a different way as we try to imagine the ways in which the world might change in that time, and how we as a spiritual community might contribute to the changes we’d like to see in the world, such as by participating in social justice campaigns, learning to care better for the environment, and continuing to provide a positive and inspiring place for people to meet and join in worship.”