BURY UNITARIAN CHURCH ....... Welcome to all our visitors !



This picture was taken after our morning service in April 2019



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Solidarity with Ukraine

The General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

We condemn the unjustifiable attack on Ukraine and call for an immediate withdrawal of Russian forces and for an immediate ceasefire. 

We urge the UK Government and devolved administrations to offer whatever humanitarian aid is possible to prevent catastrophe in the region. 

                                                               Nurturing Faith                                                   Embracing Life                                            Celebrating Difference


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Sunday Services

We meet to worship in person on Sunday mornings at 11.15am in the worship area.

 After the service we meet for tea and coffee in the lounge, and you are very welcome to join us.

Calendar for February 2024

  Calendars & Annual Report

   What's on!

Friday 2nd February 10-3 at least: Minister’s Vestry Day

Sunday 4th February 10.30am Ainsworth: Morning service, led by Vince McCully, President of the GA. 11.15am Bury: Morning Service

Monday 5th February 9.30 – 2.30: British Red Cross booking (entire building)

Friday 9th February 10-3 at least: Minister’s Vestry Day

Saturday 10th February 10-3 at least: Minister’s Vestry

Saturday 7pm: Rochdale Film night Sunday 11 th

February 11.15am Bury Morning service 12.30 approx Second Sunday lunch

Monday 12th February 9.30 – 2.30: British Red Cross booking (entire building)

Wednesday 14th February 11-1: Hall booking (Bury VCFA)

Friday 16th February 10-3 at least: Minister’s Vestry Day

Sunday 18th February 11.15am Bury: Morning service

Monday 19th February 9.30 – 2.30: British Red Cross booking (entire building)

Tuesday 20th February Teatime: deadline for entries for the March Calendar

Friday 23rd February 10-3 at least: Minister’s Vestry Day

Sat 24th February 11am onwards: Saturday Social Gathering and Calendar Collation party.

Sunday 25th February 11.15am Bury: Morning service 12.30 approx: Inclusive communion

Monday 26th February 9.30 – 2.30: British Red Cross booking (entire building)

Tuesday 27th February 7pm: Church Council meeting

Wednesday 28th February 2pm: Book club meeting to discuss The Shout, by Stephen Leather. All are welcome: parking is by prior arrangement only. Looking ahead to March

Sunday 3rd March 1pm: Trustees’ AGM and meeting

Saturday 9th March Church fiftieth birthday party Sunday 10th March Anniversary service.



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




Bury Unitarian Church
1 Bank Street

0161 761 3785





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Most of our services are conducted by our minister
Rev. Kate Brady McKenna

Click here to read about Kate


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 Unitarian Church
1 Bank Street

0161 761 3785


"Under the terms of the General Data Protection Registration (2018), Bury Unitarian Church will use information provided by its members for its own social and administrative purposes. A member's personal information will be removed from the church-records within one month of the receipt of a written request, to that effect. Bury Unitarian Church will not pass on members' details to any third-parties outside the church, without permission; information held by the Minister or Church Officers of a confidential nature will not be passed on to other church-members; this will include Gift Aid details. If photographs are taken on church-premises of church-members, Bury Unitarian Church will assume that, unless instructed otherwise, permission for these to be displayed is granted. In the case of members of the Junior Church, the permission of the children's parents will always be gained before photographs of them are taken or used (for example, in the church-calendar, or on the church-website); in such cases, surnames and ages will never be included.

Queries about GDPR should be addressed to the Church Secretary.


Bury's Cultural Quarters

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

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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 2023

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