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Last night we were short of a speaker, so we thought it would be an ideal time to try out one of the SNU’s new-style services. (see snu.org.uk for full details)

For sometime there has been great debate about falling numbers attending the services. The conclusion is that the traditional service is outdated and unpopular with younger people. The SNU have designed some templates for bringing new ideas to church.

Last night we used the theme of Evolution. Not the evolution of Man or other species, but the evolution of the soul, and the thoughts that drive us. I won’t go on about how the service went, except to say that it was a lighter, more spiritual evening. There was less of the old style religiousness, and more focus on our own spirituality.

We will be having more services in this vein. As a short notice experiment – a success. Thanks to Minister Alan Baker for jumping in the deep end and running with the idea.

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