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                              Hope Maden Hunter 

         Baptised at Bury on Saturday 11th February,
           All good wishes to Hope and her parents!!

Deaths of 2 much loved congregation menbers ........

Derek Worthington

It is with regret that we announce Derek's death, in the early hours of Thursday, February 23rd. Derek was in
St. Ann's Hospice, Heald Green; he had been suffering from cancer of the oesophagus for some time. Derek's funeral was at the church on Friday 24th March at 11.15 am.
Ted Gerrard

It is with regret that we announce the death of Ted Gerrard, who died at 7.45 p.m; on Friday, February 24th; his son, Andrew, and Kate, were at his bedside, and his passing was peaceful. Ted was in North Manchester Hospital, following a fall, from which he sustained a broken hip and a broken arm. Ted's funeral was at the church on Monday 13th March at 10.30 am.

  ......... Please keep Derek and Ted, and their families, in your thoughts and prayers.


The  Induction Service of our new minister
Rev. Kate McKenna

Click here for lots more pictures of this happy event which took place on Saturday 4th March

Click here to read all about it!!

Click here to watch a film of the whole service

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Callendar for
April 2017



Back issues from 2010 to date available on the Archive page


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This picture was taken after our Cherry Blossom Service in May 2016
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 Click on a date to see a pictures of our congregation in that year:

  1995   2003   2007   2008   2010   2011   2013   2015

Click here to read profiles of some of our church members

War Memorial

This stands in the gardens alongside our church. It contains the names of 80 members of the three congregations at that time who were
lost in 2 world wars.
Book of Remembrance

Rev. Beryl Allerton, our past Minister, has researched, assembled and presented a Book of Remembrance to the church

Click here to read more about this unique book

 or click here to go directly to a list of war memorial names and the results of  Beryl's research



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



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Recent Events

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Charity Quiz 2016

Cherry Blossom Lunch May 2016

Notability Choir
May 2016

"Taking the Service"
May 2016

Beryl's Last Service
29th May 2016

Summer Lunch
June 2016

Lunch out at Abi & Geoff's

Luncheon Club
August 2016

Sing-a-long Concert
September 2016

Harvest 2016

Rev. Kate McKenna's First Service

Candle-lit Carol Service 2016

Luncheon Club & Alf's Birthday

Christmas Lunch 2016

Charity Quiz 2017

Kate's Induction Service


One of our members made use of the online version of the above "Book of Remembrance" on a recent trip to France and Belgium. After reading that so many of our Church members were involved with the Lancashire Fusiliers they decided to focus on an area that had particular significance in the regiment's history. They made a journey to the Beaumont Hamel /Auchonvillers area on the Somme and specifically to the Sunken Road from which the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers went over the top and were so tragically killed and wounded. They also went to the Tyne Cot cemetery near Ypres in Belgium to pay their respects to the memory of a former member of the Bury Church, John Percival Hutchinson, who died in the Third Battle of Ypres in 1917. As Hutchinson's was one of many whose body was not recovered, his name was inscribed on the memorial panes at the rear of the cemetery

Click here to access the November edition of the Calendar where a full account of the journey is available

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for a higher resolution copy and more information


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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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 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

Bury's Cultural Quarter

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 2017