Baptisms

Christenings, baby naming ceremonies SheffieldMany Unitarians prefer to use the terms ‘Naming Ceremony’ or ‘Welcoming’ rather than Baptism or Christening. Although the title can vary, the event is just as meaningful. Namings of babies (or - normally young - children) may take place during a service, or on a separate occasion, by arrangement with the Minister. The format of the ceremony can be altered according to the wishes of the family, ensuring that the event reflects everything that is important to you.

Naming ceremonies, however titled, celebrate new life, the commitment of parents to their child and the love created. The ceremony also welcomes the child into the religious fellowship, the ‘universal church’, and the wider community of humanity and of life on earth. Naming Ceremonies do not have to take a Christian form.

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