Come, come oh whoever you are...

We welcome you, whatever your degree of faith, to join our growing community of spiritual inquirers for events of fellowship, reflection and devotion. These inclusive evenings are skilfully held by a team of trained Interfaith ministers and support people exploring spirituality in an inter-denominational atmosphere. Our gatherings offer song, silence, prayerful circles, space for inner questioning, contemplation and healing; building a generous community spirit in a peaceful setting in central London. 

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our gatherings

We gather on the second Friday evening of each month and are grateful to use the beautiful main hall of Notting Hill's 'Essex Unitarian Church'. We gather in a seated circle around a central altar which often honours the shifting seasons and/or our monthly ceremony theme.  Each ceremony runs for around an hour with spaciousness to socialise over tea & treats afterwards. We invoke and encourage a space of authentic expression where all is welcome - openly embracing vulnerability and honouring uncertainty. These ceremonies rely on a small donation of £3 - £5 for those who can afford it, with all donations reinvested in the running of OneLight Gatherings.

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sacred activism

A strong thread of our intention incorporates 'sacred activism' where we seek to embody compassion in action. From this place, we give voice to our deepest questions in a supportive environment - where daring to ask is part of a sacred holding and witnessing of each other and our world. We deeply believe that to be a vessel of love in the world we need to honour our own shadow, embody forgiveness and reconcile the difficult parts that we meet - both within and without. Our shared aspiration is that we may inspire and resource ourselves and each other to create the world our hearts believes is possible. 

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in the world

Returning to nature & its rhythms can deeply reconnect us to the pulse of life. OneLight Gatherings seek to find creative and adventurous ways to be present in the world. We intend to see ceremonies come to life in new places as a response to and a celebration of the cries and the song of the earth and her people. Taking OneLight out of the building and into communities, we seek to cultivate a supportive network with projects and faiths, for example, St Ethelburga's Centre for Peace & Reconciliation, The Threshold Choir, London Gay Pride. We welcome anyone to connect with us and create shared opportunities.

 

Upcoming Ceremonies

About the team

Passed down through the generations of ordained OneSpirit ministers, the OneLight Gathering is a precious and powerful offering to the public and Interfaith community. A quiet refuge of kindness and reflection, this monthly space owes its thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers both past and present. We bow deeply in gratitude to those who have gone before us & rejoice in those who tenderly and fiercely hold this monthly space for us all. 

 
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current holding team

rev. Alison chisholm trower

Alison spent over two decades devoting her time to exploring the mystical side of spirituality as a traveller, meditator, psychic-intuitive, artist, writer, and diarist. Encountering the Onespirit Interfaith Foundation in 2012 Alison then discovered a world of like-minded inquirers, and a community with whom she shares core values. She respects the differences of our individual life pathways, and our own journeys of personal and spiritual inquiry. Alison has had a broad palette of life experience, including times of hardship, and has a keen awareness of how spiritual exploration and connection can nurture overall healing, mental and physical health, and wellbeing. 

In her poetry Alison writes about perception, change, earthly experience and about connecting to an awareness of Divine Love. Alison is also a keen dancer and exuberantly explores the embodiment of Being on this physical plane in a unique physical body - how to understand, nourish and cherish that body both within and without. 

Alison has enjoyed co-leading the Onelight Gatherings since January 2016. She is overjoyed to share circle with so many people and hopes to convey a feeling of openness, welcoming and equality.

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REV. christopher marcus

Christopher’s ministry is built on the foundation of 34 years of research into and the practice of Spiritual Theatre based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner. As a director and teacher he has taken performers from all walks of life and diverse disciplines on a path of spiritual development through the Mystery of the spoken Word. This work has led him to the borders of what can be called entertainment, and to the core question of what it means to be ones true Self.

Going through the portal of ordination at the Interfaith Seminary has been the answer to his search for authenticity, enabling him to help others come closer to themselves through the discipline of Spiritual Counselling. This process creates the container for deepening one’s relation to The Divine through ritual and ceremony as well as nurturing the wonder of human interaction in the intense group work offered by the seminary’s curriculum.

Christopher is married with three children and lives in East Sussex.

 

 

rev. amy firth

Amy is an Australian Interfaith Minister, Spiritual Counsellor & singer/songwriter based in London. Ordained with the OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation in 2016, she is of service to people of all faiths and none, creating words, music & bespoke, sacred ceremony. 

Passionate about the Arts & its ability to connect us, her most recent album Watchmaker’s Daughter explores the universal themes of time, hope & love. She elaborated on this topic at London's TEDx conference, encouraging people to use timepieces as a gentle reminder to embrace small moments with gratitude. 

Amy is also deeply curious about compassion in action & spiritual leadership and is a fellow of St Ethelburga's Centre for Peace & Reconciliation, having completed their Sacred Activist leadership programme in 2017.

She is also founder of The Vulnerability Project, an online conversation around creativity and courage which shines light into the dark corners that can often chaperone a creative livelihood. 

www.amyfirth.com

 

THRESHOLD CHOIR

Each OneLight Gatheirng kindly hosts the heavenly voices of the Threshold Choir.  Learn more here: www.thresholdchoir.org

"We are women with compassionate hearts and voices who aim to bring comfort and uplift the spirit with our songs. Singing in West London, we honour all spiritual paths and have no religious affiliation. We love to sing together; it gives us great joy and feels deeply healing."

Location

We are grateful to host our gatherings at:

Essex Unitarian Church
112 Palace Gardens Terrace,
Notting Hill, W8 4RT

The nearest underground station is Notting Hill Gate (central line, circle line, district line – Edgware Road branch).
We are just a few minutes walk from the station. 

Buses 27, 28, 31, 52, 70, 94, 148, 328 and 390 stop close to the church, either in Palace Gardens Terrace or on Notting Hill Gate.

 

 

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us using the below form or directly via email at: contact@onelightgathering.co.uk

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venue

Essex Unitarian Church
112 Palace Gardens
Notting Hill