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This picture was taken after our morning service in July 2017

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Click on a date below 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

    Social Events Planned for this Year

16th May 6.30 pm Senior Moments Duo
Plus Mum's Bloomers

22nd June, Strawberry Cream Tea

12th October, Murder Mystery Evening

2020 Concert by The Robins Singers

There will be more detail for each event as available
- watch this space!!

                                                               Nurturing Faith                                                   Embracing Life                                            Celebrating Difference

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Our GA Presidents!!

Neville Kenyon was the first GA President to be appointed from this church. That was in April 2010; he was Vice-President during the previous year. Neville is currently Deputy Chair of Trustees at our church, and also Chairman of the Academy Council at Tottington High School. He has previously served as Chair of the Congregation and Chair of Church Council. He is a committed Unitarian who has held many posts at local, district and national level, within the denomination.


This year is the 300th annniversary of a Unitarian church on this site!

What, then, could be more fitting than for our current Chair of the Congregation and Secretary to the Church Council than to become the Vice-President of the GA, in the same year? Anne Mills will be installed in this post during the General Asembly Annual Meetings in April this year. She will then become the second President to be appointed from this church, in 2020.

Many congratulations, Anne!!


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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Recent Events

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"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

Christmas Lunch after "Teddy Bear" Service

Fairtrade Service 2019


Rev. Kat McKenna, Inga Brandes, Judith Emblem, Bernard Emblem, Lucie Hrabánková, Anne Mills, .......................... Inga Brandes, Lucie Hrabánková,

Our Fair Trade Service, on March 3rd, was attended by several guests: Bernard and Judith Emblem, of Bury's Fair Trade Group, and Inga Brandes, the President, and Lucie Hrabánková, the Member at Large, of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists. Inga spoke about the start of the ICUU; it arose from a GA resolution, in 1987, and was founded, in 1995, when its first meeting was held in the USA. The purpose of the organisation is to bring together like-minded people throughout the world. Lucie read out part of the ICUU's Constitution; members believe in freedom of faith; the dignity of the individual; justice, compassion, and responsible stewarding in human relationships; the principles of democracy; and the promotion of ideals and principles with particular regard to liberal religious faith worldwide. Inga then continued by considering the parallels between the ICUU's beliefs and the principles underlying Fair Trade: what unites the two is commitment to the entitlement of the individual to earn his living honestly and fairly, and to be helped to improve his lot, should this prove necessary. We can all contribute to such initiatives by ensuring that we buy as many fairly-traded items as possible.

Click here to read more from Inga.

Later in the service, Anne Mills presented a cheque for £232.00, the proceeds from the previous weekend's Fair Trade Teaparty, which we had hosted and organised on behalf of Bury's Fair Trade Group. Bernard, the group's Secretary, received the cheque and expressed his gratitude to the congregation for all their efforts, during Fair Trade Fortnight, and throughout the year. All our visitors were impressed by the warm welcome they received; after the service, over refreshments, they enjoyed meeting church-members and chatting to them. Important links between two worthy organisations were forged on the day, which, hopefully, will be extended, into the future.


Most of our services are conducted by our minister
Rev. Kate McKenna

Click here to read about Kate

Our morning services are held on Sunday mornings commencing at 11.15 am
(10.55 am on Remembrance Sunday)

All are welcome to attend

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's Teaparty
Other Events

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The Traidcraft 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




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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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We have a range of social, educational and recreational activities and the Church is regularly used by other organisations.

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© Bury Unitarian Church 2019

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