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 April 2024

  Calendars & Annual Report


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 April!

Friday 5th April 11am: Ainsworth AGM.

Sunday 7th April 11.15am Bury: Morning Service 3pm Ainsworth: Anniversary service, led by Rev. Helen Mills

Monday 8th April 7pm: Camera Club, meeting on Zoom

Tuesday 9th April 10am-2pm: Upstairs hall booking 6pm: Zoom meditation (link to follow by email)

Friday 12th April 10-3 at least: Minister’s Vestry Day

Saturday 13th April 10-3 at least: Minister’s Vestry

Saturday Sunday 14th April 11.15am Bury Morning service 12.15 approx Fire evacuation practice and congregational photograph 12.45 approx Second Sunday Lunch

Monday 15th April 9.30 – 2.30: British Red Cross booking (entire building)

Friday 19th April 10-3 at least: Minister’s Vestry Day

Sunday 21st April 11.15am Bury: Morning service

Monday 22nd April 9.30 – 2.30: British Red Cross booking (entire building) 7pm: Camera Club, meeting on Zoom

Tuesday 23rd April Teatime: deadline for entries for the March Calendar

Wednesday 24th April 7pm: Book club meeting to discuss Eve Green by Susan Fletcher

Friday 26th April 10-3: Minister’s Vestry Day 7.30pm: Rochdale Concert Series

Friday 26th – Sunday 28th April Padiham 200th Anniversary Celebrations

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

Sunday 28th April 11.15am Bury: Morning service 12.30pm approx.: Inclusive Communion Monday 29 th April 9.30 – 2.30: British Red Cross booking (entire building)

Tuesday 30th April 7pm: Church Council meeting Looking ahead to May

Sunday May 5th 12pm Walmsley Garden Festival

Saturday 11th May 2.30pm: NELUM AGM, Walmsley Chapel Saturday 11th May 7pm: Quiz night


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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