President: Officiant Mollie McManus LSSNU
Vice President: Mr. Alan Seymour CSNU LSSNU
Vice President: Mrs. Frances Cannon LSSNU
Treasurer: Officiant Pat Seymour (Voted SNU Spiritualist of the Year 2016)
Secretary: Mrs. Sue Colomb
There are three services of worship each week, Sundays at 11 am and 6.30 pm, and Wednesdays at 7.45 pm.
Our two healing services take place on Thursdays between 1.30 pm & 3.30 pm and between 6.00 pm & 8.00 pm
Affiliated to the Spiritualists’ National Union, we offer services for weddings, funerals and naming ceremonies.
Our services contain no ritual or dogma, although a standard format is followed.
We have hymns followed by an address on Spiritualist philosophy.
There is a medium at all of our services who attempt to communicate with our departed loved ones and give evidence of their survival and that they continue to take an interest in our lives.
These communications prove that that they still live in a world which is accessible to us and to which we will all continue our lives after physical death.
Spritualists call this the ‘Spirit world’.
There are three aspects to Spiritualism – it is a religion because we believe in the Fatherhood of God. It is a philosophy based on the Seven Principles and it is a science because it uses repeatable experiments (mediumship) to prove that there is a life after death. This third aspect is unique to our religion, as orthodox religions speak of a life after death but make no attempt to prove it.
We also practice Spiritual healing as part of our mission.
This takes two forms; contact healing (or the laying on of hands), and absent healing.
Our healing services take place on Thursdays at 1.30 to 3.30 pm and 6.00 to 8.00 pm.
Healers are passive channels for the healing energies provided by those in the world of spirit and channelled to the patient.
All are invited to attend, whether as a patient or as an observer.
This involves aiding those souls who are unable to accept that they have passed from the physical life into the world of spirit, to move on. Often they maintain a presence in their former home, perhaps with thoughts of unfinished business, which can be felt by the new tenants and their pets, and can unnerve them. Mediums can establish a link with that person, often in trance, and encourage them to ‘move on’, thus helping people on both sides of life.
Absent healing is an aspect of prayer, directed to those in need, either individually or towards groups of people.
It is practised at all services during a short period of meditation, and includes concentration on our absent healing book, where all are invited to add the names of those they know, who are in need of help, be it physical, emotional or mental.
Sittings with individual mediums are not generally available through the church, but contacts can be given to individuals, enabling them to make their own arrangements.
Special events, such as evenings of clairvoyance, psychic art, psychic suppers and demonstrations of trance mediumship occur from time to time, and are announced from our platform and on our notice boards.