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

                          

OUR CONGREGATION PAST & PRESENT

This picture was taken after our morning service in April 2019

 

 







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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


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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.


You are very welcome to join the Zoom by phone or over the internet, and if you haven’t joined us before you’re very welcome to come along.




 


   What's on!

Friday 3rd March 10-3 at least: Minister’s Vestry Day. The church building will be open and warm and you are welcome to come and use the space.

Sunday 5th March 11.15am, Bury: Service in church, led by Hannah Stephenson. 12.30pm, Bury: Inclusive Communion Service. 10.30am, Ainsworth: Service led by Janine Sim

Friday 10th March 10-3 at least: Minister’s Vestry Day. The church building will be open and warm and you are welcome to come and use the space.

Friday 10th – Sunday 12th March: Give and Take event.

Sunday 12th March 11.15am Bury: Service in church, led by the minister 12.30pm: Second Sunday lunch, 2pm: Zoom service

Monday 13th March 7pm: Camera club, on Zoom 7pm: Trustees meeting

Friday 17th March: No vestry day today: Kate is on leave.

Sunday 19th March (Mothering Sunday) 11.15am Bury: Service in church led by Tina Gandhi, ministry student.

Friday 24th March: 10-3 at least: Minister’s Vestry Day. The church building will be open and warm and you are welcome to come and use the space.

Sunday 26th March: 11.15am Bury: Service in church, led by the minister 12.30pm: Bury Unitarian Church AGM 2pm: Zoom service (provisional: watch this space).

Monday 27th March: 7pm: Camera club, on Zoom

Tuesday 28th March: Teatime: deadline for entries for the April edition of the Calendar. Wednesday 29th March: Book club meeting in church to discuss Endless Night by Agatha Christie.

Saturday 1st April: 11am onwards: Saturday social gathering, during which we’ll be collating the April Calendar: you’re welcome whether you want to join in with that or just socialise.

Sunday 2nd April 11.15am, Bury: Service in church, led by Hannah Stephenson. 12.30pm, Bury: Inclusive Communion Service. 3pm, Ainsworth: Anniversary Service, led by either Rev Beryl Allerton or Rev John Allerton.
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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

Bury Unitarian Church
1 Bank Street
Bury
Lancashire
BL9 0DN


0161 761 3785

INTRODUCTORY BOOKLET


A FAITH WORTH THINKING ABOUT



 

 

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Recent Events


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BGS Wreath Laying at Holebottom

Harvest 2018

Murder Mystery Event

Christmas Lunch after "Teddy Bear" Service

Fairtrade Service 2019

Mothering Sunday

Quiz 2019

GA Meetings 2019

Victoria Wood Statue Unveiling Ceremony

 Strawberry Tea 2019

Wedding of Peter & Lorraine

WL Talk - "Women of Nepal"

Wedding of Kate & Ade 

Murder Mystery Evening

300th Anniversary

Christmas 2019

Quiz 2020

 
Hannah Stephenson
Bury Unitarians are delighted to welcome Hannah Stephenson as their ministry student for the next few months. During her time with them, she will assist Rev. Kate McKenna, as appropriate, as part of her newly-begun training with Unitarian College. As a foretaste of her talents, Hannah led worship, at Bury, on October 2nd and 30th. Hannah lives in Southport, with her husband and family, and is currently the Lay Leader at Park Lane Unitarian Chapel, Ashton-in-Makerfield, near Wigan.


                         
    
Bill Drayton

Bill Drayton has been a regular BUC attender for the past year. Soon after his arrival, he began to frequent the worship-area, aproximately half an hour before the service began, each week, in order to play his piono improvisations, on the grand piano there. Over the months, we have come to expect, and enjoy, his beautiful music. Bill has now relocated to the Blackpool area. We will miss him, and his music; we wish him well, in his new home, and with a new chapter in his life.

Click here to watch and listen to a video taken by David Lloyd showing
Bill Draytons piano improvisations

Click here to watch and listen to a video assembled by David Lloyd
 showing Camera Club Pictures  accompanied by Bill Drayton playing the piano

There are af course many other church videos available,
all of which have been recorded by David Lloyd.
Click here to see the list and make you selections.

 

SERVICES

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
Bury
Lancashire
BL9 0DN


0161 761 3785

 

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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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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 2022

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