Find the year of each of the events given. For each event's year, add up the numbers. If you arrive at one single number as a result (e.g., 1700 = 8) then that's it. If you get two numbers (e.g., 1999 = 28, or 1900 = 10, or 1802 = 11) then take the smaller number (including zero) from the larger to produce a single number or, if equal, zero (e.g., 1999 = 28 = 6, or 1900 = 10 = 1, or 1802 = 11 = 0). Four clues give four years and thus four single numbers and therefore a resulting year. What is the significant event on or starting in that year in Hull? |

In the first case there is no order given to the questions. If you get the four numbers, you should be able to get the year and therefore the significant event in Hull. |

The year of origins of both Richard Barnes's house and Blackfriargate Chapel, said to be the date that begins the unified Hull congregation. The number produced is ... [1672, thus 16 = 5] |

The year of the first Bowlalley Lane chapel opening OR the year of the Octagonal chapel opening in Bowlalley Lane. The number produced is ... [1688, thus 23 = 1; or 1803, thus 12 = 1] |

The year of the launch of Unitarian TV on the Internet. The number produced is ... [2012, thus 5] |

The year of the second Council of Sirmium under the supervision of Basil of Ancyra that argued that the Son was of similar substance" (homoiousios) to the Father (producing the sixth Arian or first Sirmium Confesion) as well as the year of the declaration of the Chalcedonian Definition (that Jesus is fully God and fully Man). The number produced is ... [351, thus 9] |

Therefore the year is ... and the significant event must be... [1955, the first year of the long ministry of Ernest Penn] |

This is to a different significant event, in the following order: |

The year the current Kendal Unitarian Chapel was built, during the ministry of Rev. Caleb Rotheram. The number produced is ... [1720, thus 10 = 1] |

Reverend Philipson's last year of ministry in Hull. The number produced is ... [1954, thus 19 = 8] |

Year of the union of the Presbyterian Church of England and the Congregational Church in England and Wales producing the United Reformed Church. The number produced is ... [1972, thus 19 = 8] |

Year of the death of Unitarian theologian James Martineau. The number produced is ... [1900, thus 10 = 1] |

Therefore the year is ... and the significant event in Hull must be... [1881, the opening year of the first Park Street church] |

Adrian Worsfold

Pluralist - Liberal and Thoughtful