Throughout the history of Spiritualism, and to the current day, there have been many individuals who have made significant contributions to its progress. This page is updated regularly with information about some of our pioneers and their achievements. They serve to remind us that we too have the challenge of being the pioneers of today...
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Bertha Harris was born in Chester at the turn of the 20th century and passed to spirit in 1981. She was a natural medium from birth, with many outstanding abilities.Read more
An amazing trace healer born in 1914, he began his healing ministry at the age of 15, being trained by the spirit world from the age of ten.Read more
Ronald J. Baker replaced Richard Ellidge as General Secretary of the SNU and also resided at Standsted Hall. He was a popular figure at the college as a fine speaker and demonstrator and participated on the numerous courses.Read more
Jessie Greenwood was the first lady President of the SNU, 1923-25.Read more
Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh on May 22nd 1859. A physician and writer, he is noted for his fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes.Read more
The Pioneer journal is a unique insight into the history of the Spiritualists’ National Union and its pioneers. Each edition is free and available to download here.Read more