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OUR CONGREGATION PAST & PRESENT

This picture was taken after our morning service in July 2017

Click here to see more pictures taken at this occasion.

 

 Click on a date below 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

    


The  Induction Service of our new minister
Rev. Kate McKenna









Click here for lots more pictures of this happy event which took place on Saturday 4th March

Click here to read all about it!!

Click here to watch a film of the whole service

  Nurturing Faith                                                   Embracing Life                                            Celebrating Difference

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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

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



Bury Unitarian Church
1 Bank Street
Bury
Lancashire
BL9 0DN


0161 761 3785

About

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

 


INTRODUCTORY BOOKLET


A FAITH WORTH THINKING ABOUT



 

 

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Recent Events

Click on each event for pictures

 

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

Luncheon Club
August 2016

Sing-a-long Concert
September 2016

Harvest 2016

Rev. Kate McKenna's First Service

Candle-lit Carol Service 2016

Luncheon Club & Alf's Birthday

Christmas Lunch 2016

Charity Quiz 2017

Kate's Induction Service


Recognition of Molly's floral contributions



One of the very earliest calendars of the new Bury Unitarian Church, in 1974, contains a reference to an offer, by a certain Mrs. Molly Ratcliffe, to supply the church with a floral arrangement, once a week, for three years. As far as I know, that offer has never expired---more than 40 years after the end of the initial period! During the time that this church has been in existence, Molly has supplied so many floral decorations---for Sunday services, for special occasions, for particular events---and we, as a congregation, have been privileged to enjoy all that Molly has provided for us.

The Minister, Rev. Kate McKenna and Anne Mills, Chair of the congregation, extended the appreciation of the whole congregation for Molly's work over so many years.

SERVICES

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.

 

TRADE JUSTICE

BURY SUCCEEDS WITH THE RICE CHALLENGE!!

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
Bury
Lancashire
BL9 0DN


0161 761 3785

  GA Meetings 2017

This year saw our minister, Kate, and 6 members representing Bury Unitarian Church at the GA Annual Meetings in Birmingham in April: Abi Elliot-McGuffie, Val Chamberlain, Susan Mitchell, Susan Holt, Betty and Neville Kenyon.The overall theme for the Meetings was ‘Be Inspired’, and the opening ceremony with the parade of colourful banners from churches, chapels and affiliated societies from around the country embodied this from the outset. Between them they attended the full range of services, lectures, plenary (business) sessions and workshops. Full details of the resolutions passed, updates on previous resolutions, workshop content and related suggestions for consideration by the congregation are available on the noticeboard. The delegates left with a much greater sense of connection with the wider Unitarian movement, past and present, near and far which will enrich them personally and they hope in turn be of value to the Bury Church community. They felt welcomed and included and would encourage any other members who may be the slightest bit interested to give it a go.

Click here for a full report
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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Social

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charity Registration No.1078570
Bury Unitarian Church 2017

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