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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

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12th October, Murder Mystery Evening

2020 Concert by The Robins Singers




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- watch this space!!

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Our GA Presidents!!


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 has now been installed in this post during the General Asembly Annual Meetings in April. She will become the second President to be appointed from this church, in 2020.

Many congratulations, Anne!!

See below for a few words from Anne about her official duties.
 

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.
 

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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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

Mothering Sunday

Quiz 2019

GA Meetings 2019

Victoria Wood Statue Unveiling Ceremony

Strawberry Tea 2019

 
MY VICE-PRESIDENTIAL DUTIES

Since my installation, on April 18th, I have conveyed greetings from the GA, at Bury, twice (once during the GA Feedback Service); at Wakefield, after their burglary; at Plymouth; at Evesham; and at Padiham, where Rev. Jim Corrigall was conducting his last service before his retirement. I attended the launch of Ann Peart's new book, at Luther King House; I wrote the review of this for The Unitarian; I attended the Summer Meeting of the Manchester District Women's League, at Stand. I acted as the Authorised Person for our first same-sex wedding at church---the very first such wedding in Bury! I emailed Fran Pickering, to offer commiserations and thanks, as she ends her time as editor of The Unitarian; I also emailed Natasha Stanley, to enquire about the future of this magazine. I visited Essex Hall, met some of the staff there, and enjoyed a positive discussion with the new Chief Officer, Liz Slade.

On June 15th, I attended the AGM of the North West Provincial Assembly, at Monton; this was preceded by a service, at which I presented the greetings of the GA to those present. On June 16th, I conducted the service at Bank Street Bolton, which was followed by an agape lunch. In the late afternoon, I attended an Interfaith Service and Peace Pole planting, at Rawtenstall, organised by the Lancashire Collaborative Ministry. On June 21st, I was invited to attend the Annual Dinner of The Hibbert Trust, which was held at Luther King House, in Manchester, where I gave the after-dinner speech.

July has been a less busy month---fortunately, because I have needed time to gather material for services later this year. On July 11th and 12th, I attended the 60th Anniversary Celebrations at The Derby School, Bury, where I was a pupil, from its inception, in 1959, until 1965. I was invited in my official capacity, and met and conversed with Lord Derby, the nephew of the school's founder, and with The Mayor and Mayoress of Bury, Councillor Trevor Holt, and his wife, Evelyn; I also spoke at length with the school's Head and Deputy Head. On July 13th, I attended the Formal Welcome of Rev. Shammy Webster, at Stand Unitarian Chapel, Whitefield, where I presented the greetings of The General Assembly to the congregation and offered some thoughts on Ministry, both of which were very well-received. The Mayor and Mayoress were also in attendance, on that occasion. On July 28th, I conducted a Flower Celebration Service at Bury, which was successful; footage of the service was filmed for inclusion on the special DVD, which is being compiled as a record of our 300th Anniversary events. During July, I have attended two funerals at Bury and one at Bank Street Bolton; all three services paid tribute to active members, who will be greatly missed.


Anne


Some pictures where Anne has attended events:

                

         

Pictures above were taken at Evesham, Plymouth, Luther King House and Stand.

SERVICES

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

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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.

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

 

TRADE JUSTICE

 

FAIR TRADE
FORTNIGHT 2019

 

 

Bury's Teaparty
and
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
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.

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Charity Registration No.1078570
Bury Unitarian Church 2019

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