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Following the retirement of the Rev. Beryl Allerton at the end of May we are now seeking a new permanent minister. In the meantime we have arranged service leaders for each week

Click here to read the sermons from service leaders as available

5 June, Anne Mills - Chair of Congregation
12 June, Tom Grimshaw - Send a Child to Hucklow Trustee
19 June, Kate McKenna - Ministerial Student (Now Rev. Kate McKenna)
26 June, Gordon & Veronica Walker - Members of Bolton Bank Street
3 July, Bury Congregation Visits URC for their morning service
10 July, URC congregation to visit us - Rev. Tony McNeile
17 July, Connie Diggle - Bury congregation
24 July, Betty Kenyon - Chair of Church Council
31 July, Rev. Tony McNeile - Minister with NUF
7 August, Rev. John Allerton - Retired minister from Bury
14 August, Rev. Kate McKenna
21 August, Dawn Buckle - chair of trustees at Dukinfield
28 August, Sarah Simpson-Bostock - Ansell congregation
4 September, Member of Seminar Group

Revs Beryl & John Allerton


Between them they have served Bury Unitarian Church as ministers for more than 40 years!


Photo by George Scaife


We wish them both many years of happy retirement.


Click here to read about
Beryl's last service

Coming Shortly!!

Strawberry Tea
Saturday 30th July



Sing-a-Long Evening
with the
Scratch Band
Saturday, 3rd September



Antiques Valuation Evening with Peter Ashburner
Friday, 28th October


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Back issues from 2010 to date available on the Archive page

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This picture was taken after our Cherry Blossom Service in May 2016
Click here to see more pictures taken at this occasion.


Click on the above picture to display a higher resolution copy
 Click on a date to see a pictures of our congregation in that year:

1995     2003      2007      2008      2010    2011   2013  2015

Click here to read profiles of some of our church members

War Memorial

This stands in the gardens alongside our church. It contains the names of 80 members of the three congregations at that time who were
lost in 2 world wars.

Book of Remembrance

Rev. Beryl Allerton, our past Minister, has researched, assembled and presented a
Book of Remembrance to the church
Click here to read more about this unique book

Click here to go directly to a list of war memorial names and the results of 
Beryl's research


About Us


Our Church has its origins in the late 17th century, its first chapel being built in 1719. The current building of 1974 is the congregation's fourth in the town.


 We are the oldest nonconformist congregation in Bury.



Click to read more about our past, including material about the past Heywood congregation



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Recent Events


Click on each event for pictures

Bazaar 2015

Book of Remembrance

Band & Drums Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Candle-lit Carol Service 2015

Luncheon Club Christmas Party 2015

Nativity & Lunch Christmas 2015

Valentines Day Lunch 2016

Charity Quiz 2016

Cherry Blossom Lunch May 2016

Notability Choir
May 2016

"Taking the Service"
May 2016

Beryl's Last Service
29th May 2016

Summer Lunch
June 2016

Lunch out at Abi & Geoff's



Bury's Cultural Quarter

Our Church is situated in Bury's Cultural Quarter and is surrounded by buildings of architectural and cultural significance

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Our morning service is held on Sunday mornings commencing at 11.15 am (10.55 am on Remembrance Sunday)

All are welcome to attend.


Click here for a list of services and other religious occasions.


Click here if you are attending a Unitarian service for the first time and would like some help.



We have a parents and children's area within the church.




Bury congregation and others purchased a magnificent 140Kg of rice, well over the 90 kg. challenge!!

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The stall selling fairly traded goods is open for business from 12.15 pm to 12.45 pm normally on the 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month



Bury Unitarian Church
1 Bank Street

0161 761 3785


Our Annual Charity Quiz this rear raised 610.

Many thanks to all who supported the event.


The proceeds will be divided between
 Streetwise 2000 and Christians Against Poverty


Over the summer, after an illuminated talk by Val, money was raised to send to Nepal to assist in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes which killed and injured many thousands of people in April 2015.

Val Chamberlain, who went on a sponsored trek to Nepal, has received an update and some pictures of relief-efforts.

Click here to view these.


We have a range of social, educational and recreational activities and the Church is regularly used by other organisations.

Click here for a list of special occasions.


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Charity Registration No.1078570
Bury Unitarian Church 2016