Durban Unitarian Congregation

Durban Unitarians often comment that they attend services because they 'enjoy them so much', not because they feel they 'ought to'.


Past Services

22 November 2020

Topic:   Memory – how do we remember our past?

(Reference to Essays by Betty Govinden)

Coordinator: Andrea Engel


8 November 2020

Topic:  Nature’s Warnings from COVID 19

Coordinator: Shirley Bell


25 October 2020

Topic:    Your Paw in my Hand

Coordinator: Viv Attwood


22 March 2020

Topic:   How Unitarianism began

Coordinator: Barbara Baard


08 March 2020

Topic:  Reflections on ‘More than a Grain’

Coordinator: Irwin Friedman


23 February 2020

Topic:  The Heroines of Conscience series of Wise Women Ikons’, local artist Dina Cormick

Coordinator: Andrea Engel


09 February 2020

Topic: Reflections on Marguerite Poland’s new novel ‘A Sin of Omission’ (2019)

Coordinator: Carol Friedman


26 January 2020

Topic: Their World – Priceless Heritage

Coordinator: David Raal




The Durban Unitarian congregation holds relatively informal services on the second and fourth Sundays of every month.

Venue and Time

9.30 for 10.00am: Second and Fourth Sundays of every month

Venue: Frank Ferrar Hall, Palmiet Nature Reserve


Visitors of any faith or non-faith are very welcome to attend ALL services. 


About Durban Unitarians and services

Our small congregation has no minister.  Members of the congregation take turns (on a volunteer basis) to lead the services.
Services include readings, music, presentations and stimulating discussions thereof and are followed by coffee and tea during which the subject of the next presentation is discussed.
Durban Unitarian services are living proof of a commitment to create a spiritual environment that encourages participants to think for themselves.

The lighting of candles

A feature of all our services is 'the lighting of candles' in which members of the congregation who choose to do so each light a candle.....

·       in memory of.....(example: a departed friend)

·       in the hope that.....(example: a cure for AIDs will be found)

·       to remind us that.....(example: there are many who cannot afford to celebrate Christmas)

·       in honour of .....

(example: a spiritual leader such as Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Hurley, Mahatma Gandhi, the Dalai Lama)



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