Unitarianism Explained

Unitarian Upper Chapel founder, Rev James FisherUnitarianism 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.

We see different opinions and lifestyles as valuable and enriching, and don’t discriminate on grounds of gender age, race, religion or sexual orientation. Although Unitarianism has its roots in Jewish and Christian traditions it is open to insights from all faiths, science, the arts, the natural world and everyday living.

Unitarians characteristically:

  • base beliefs on rational enquiry rather than external authority;
  • accept beliefs can change in the light of new understanding and insight;
  • form principles from conscience, thinking and life experiences;
  • hold reverence for the earth and the whole natural system of which we are part.

We welcome anyone with an open mind who shares our tolerant and inclusive views, who embraces the freedom of being in a faith community that doesn’t impose creeds or specific beliefs, and who bases their approach not on dogma but on reason.

Upcoming Events

  • Lunchtime Opening: Weds 14th August 11.30am-1pm More events
  • Games Evening (NEW!): Weds 14th August 7pm More events
  • Service: Sun 18th August 11am ONLY 'Do you hear them cry? Reflections on Empathy'' More events
  • Lunchtime Opening/Organ Recital (by Madge Woollard): Weds 21st August 11.30am-1pm More events
  • Discussion Group: Weds 21st August 7pm 'When should we prophesy?' More events
  • Lunchtime Silent Meditation: Fri 23rd August 12noon for 12.10pm prompt (30 mins) More events
  • Service: Sun 25th August 6.30pm ONLY 'When it all comes down' More events
  • Music Together: Weds 28th August 7pm for 7.15pm 'Music for a Time of Day' More events