Bury Unitarian Church


Click on a date see a pictures of our congregation during -  

1995   2003   2007  2008  2010  2011  2013  2015 2017  2019  


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


About us

Our Minister
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Book Club
Camera Club
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Book of Remembrance
Contact us
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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 July 2024


Back Calendars & Annual Reports


Our  present church building is now
50 years  old but there have
been Unitarian churches on our
site for more than 300 years!

Press the link to watch
a video of recent events -

50th Anniversary - 2024
300 Year Anniversary - 2019

What's on in July!

Monday 1st July 9.30 – 2.30: BRC booking (entire building)

Wednesday 3rd July 1.30-3.30: Downstairs lounge booking (U3A)

Wednesday 3rd July 2-3 pm: boiler servicing

Friday 5th July 1pm: Cross Street Chapel Manchester free concert series

Sunday 7th July 10.30am Ainsworth Morning service, led by Janine Sim 11.15am Bury Morning Service, led by Hannah Stephenson 3pm Rochdale 50th Anniversary service

Monday 8th July 9.30 – 2.30: BRC booking (entire building)
7pm: Camera Club, meeting in person

Tuesday 9th July 7pm: Church Council Meeting

Wednesday 10th July 11-1: Downstairs lounge booking (Bury VCFA)

Saturday 13th July 10-3: Minister’s Vestry Saturday

Sunday 14th July 11.15am Bury Morning service
12.30 approx. Second Sunday Lunch

Monday 15th July 9.30 – 2.30: BRC booking (entire building)
Tuesday 16th July 7pm: Zoom meditation (link to follow)

Friday 19th July 10-3: Minister’s Vestry Day

Saturday 20th July 2pm: NELUM general council meeting, Ansdell Chapel

Sunday 21st July 11.15am Bury: Morning service

Monday 22nd July 9.30 – 2.30: BRC booking (entire building)

Monday 22nd July 7pm: Camera Club, meeting on Zoom

Tuesday 23rd July Teatime: deadline for entries for the August Calendar

Friday 26th July 10-3: Minister’s Vestry Day

Saturday 27th July 11am onwards: Saturday Social Gathering and Calendar Collation party

Sunday 28th July 11.15am Bury: Morning service
12.30pm approx.: Inclusive Communion

Monday 29th July 9.30 – 2.30: BRC booking (entire building)

Wednesday 31st July 7pm: Book club meeting in person to discuss The News Where You Are by Catherine O’Flynne


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

Click here for pictures and story


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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