Month: July 2009

Buxton local group

The last meeting of the group was held in the Old Hall Hotel on 20 July 2009 at 7.30.  Around 12 of us, led by Anna Whitehead from GMH, participated in a taster of the “Introduction to Humanism” course developed in Manchester.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and grateful thanks are due to Anna.

It was agreed that meetings would be held monthly on the 3rd Monday of the month and that formal committee arrangements could wait until we all got to know each other better.

No meeting in August

The next meeting of the group will be held on 21st September.  Pat Thompson of the Buxton humanist group will talk about the campaigning group “Dignity in Dying” which works for greater choice, control and access to services at the end of life.

The meeting will again be held in the piano lounge of the Old Hall Hotel, Buxton on 21st September 2009: 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Christian Humanism – Friends Meeting House

On 9th September, Sandra Palmer will speak on Christian Humanism at the Friends Meeting House

Christianity and Humanism are often presented as at loggerheads – two very different belief systems. Sandra will be exploring whether there are borderlands between these two ‘faiths’ and the approaches of those who live in those lands.

Please see our ‘Where we meet‘ page if you’d like to come along

Local Buxton group kicks off in style

A preliminary get-together to gauge interest in a local humanist meeting to be based in Buxton was held on 22 June.  12 people attended and interest was such that further meetings are now being planned.

The next meeting will be in the piano lounge at the Old Hall Hotel on 20 July at 7 for a 7.30 start.

Watch this space!