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Unitarianism is an open-minded and welcoming approach to faith that encourages individual freedom, equality for all and rational thought.

There is no list of things that Unitarians must believe: instead we think everyone has the right to reach their own conclusions.

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A Warm Welcome

Upper Chapel, SheffieldWelcome to Upper Chapel, a Unitarian meeting place in heart of Sheffield. Our Grade II listed building is situated on Norfolk Street in the city centre.

Membership of Upper Chapel is open to all who find themselves in sympathy with our manner of worship and spirit of fellowship. Members can, and sometimes do, belong to other denominations.

A Trust Deed, dated 1704, established Upper Chapel as simply “a Public Meeting House for the worship and service of Almighty God”.  So it remains.

No compulsory doctrine or creed is required for members or ministers. We affirm our commitment to religious freedom and our tolerance and respect for all faiths.

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History & Visiting

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ChaliceOur congregation was founded by James Fisher who was the Vicar of Sheffield Parish Church (now Sheffield Cathedral) during the Commonwealth of England.  Originally, the Chapel had a congregation of 1000, which was one sixth of the population of Sheffield.

Nowadays, we welcome visitors to two regular Sunday services at 11am and 6.30pm. There is usually a specific topic and the services themselves last for around an hour.

The chapel is also open from 11.30am until 1.00pm for quiet reflection every Wednesday lunchtime. At 12.15pm there is a 15 minute service based on words and music to aid contemplation. Members of the congregation often take the 15 minute service.

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Upcoming Events

  • Sunday services are in Chapel and one, normally the morning service, is Zoomed: Most Sundays we have services at 11am and 6.30pm but not all. Please check the Worship Calendar or contact the Minister if unsure. More events
  • Wednesday Lunchtime openings are in Chapel: 1130-1300 approx. with reflection at 1215 More events
  • Wednesday afternoon activities have now started.: From 1345, depending on which Wednesday of the month, we have Discussion, Life Spirit, Poetry and Sharing groups. NOTE: these are on a break during August. More events
  • The Alternative Gathering is now back.: Now normally on the first Sunday of the month at 2.30pm More events
  • Upper Chapel Strollers (normally first Saturday): Next walk Saturday 6th August - Greno Woods More events
  • Upper Chapel Striders: Walks on an ad hoc basis. More events
  • Music Together (*normally* third Wednesday): Eclectic Cafe Mixed Moods with charity donation Wednesday 20th July 7.15 for 7.30pm More events
  • Women's League (*normally* first Monday): Next meeting Monday 1st August 11am for 11.30am: Heather Davidson talks about her 'Silver Wolf' Scouting Award More events