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This picture was taken after our morning service in July 2017

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1995   2003   2007   2008   2010   2011   2013   2015

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    Coming Shortly

9th December: A quiet, reflective morning-service. The main service is "Carols by Candlelight", at 4pm, followed by mince pies and mulled wine.

16th December: Teddy Bear Service. Please bring along a teddy or other soft toy to introduce to the congregation. You will be taking your own bear home!
23rd December: Our traditional pre-Christmas Service of readings and carols.
25th December: Worship for Christmas morning; bacon and hot drinks will be served from 10.30 am.

Coming in 2019 - watch this space for dates!!

Quiz Evening
Senior Moments Duo
Strawberry Cream Tea
Murder Mystery Evening

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Heritage Weekend Pictures


The Church was open for the Heritage Weekend, for the first time this year (2018), on September 7th and 8th. A special Heritage Service was conducted by the Minister on September 9th. Initiator and Organiser, Betty Kenyon, ably assisted by Rev. Kate McKenna, Damion Longford and a host of church-members, had assembled an impressive display of church-memorabilia, literature and photographs, all of which documented the 300 years of Unitarian presence in Bury. A recent tidying-session discovered a World War 1 Roll of Honour for the old Bank Street Chapel - a list of all those who had served, rather than those who had lost their lives. Several women's names are included on the list.

Bury's MP Jame Frith, visited the church on September 7th and the Mayor of Bury, Jane Black, with her consort, Mark, attended on
September 8th.

Pictures: Left - June Clarke, Anne Mills, James Frith (MP), Rev. Kate McKenna, Betty & Neville Kenyon, Sue McMullen.

                               Right - Damion Longford, Anne Mills, Mark & Jane Black, Betty Kenyon, Rev. Kate McKenna.

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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.

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Bury Unitarian Church
1 Bank Street

0161 761 3785





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Recent Events

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Sunday 2017

Luncheon Club at Goldwin's

Fusiliers Concert

Candle-lit Carol Service

"A Christmas Carol" Presentation by Veronica & Gordon Walker

Sing-a-long Concert 2018

Medical Assistance Dogs

Quiz 2018

Kate's 50th Birthday

Book Club Meeting

Strawberry Tea 2018

Heritage Weekend

Paul Kenyon Evening

BGS Wreath Laying at Holebottom

Harvest 2018

Murder Mystery Event








On 1st October our minister Rev. Kate McKenna together with members of our congregation met with the head of history from Bury Grammar School along with boys from the schools combined Cadet Force.
It was 100 years to the day that BGS old boy
Harry Greenhalgh had died. Arthur Ashworth died in January 1917. Both of these men belonged to Bank Street Chapel. A Ceremony of Remembrance took place at the gravesides and a wreath was laid on their graves; with the Last Post, a minute silence and concluding with Reveille.
Both these soldiers were 22 years of age when they died.



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Our morning service is held on Sunday mornings commencing at 11.15 am
(10.55 am on Remembrance Sunday)

All are welcome to attend.


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We have a parents and children's area within the church.




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

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.

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Charity Registration No.1078570
Bury Unitarian Church 2018

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