Services

Unitarian services SheffieldFor the Worship Calendar click here

Services at Upper Chapel normally take place on Sundays at 11am and 6.30pm. There is usually a specific topic and the services themselves last for around an hour. During a service, we usually allow time for quiet reflection and music for meditation, as well as hymns, prayers, an address and readings. We also have an open space for individuals to light candles if they wish for a joy or sorrow.

Please be aware that we occasionally have to vary the times of our services due to occasional city centre road closures and some special services held at different times.

We use the green (Hymns for Living) and purple (Sing Your Faith) and very occasionally the red (Hymns of Faith and Freedom) hymn books.

Musical accompaniment is usually based on the organ. The grand piano is used for ‘music for meditation’ within the service. The current service format tends towards a traditional ‘hymn sandwich’, including four hymns, prayers, silent meditation and music, readings and an address. However, we are open to exploring alternative formats. The Chapel is registered for equal marriage.

Every Wednesday lunchtime the chapel is open from 11.30am until 1.00pm for quiet reflection. 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.

Service topics and details can be found in the Record.

Upcoming Events

  • All Upper Chapel Events: All Upper Chapel Events are AT RISK OF CANCELLATION during the current Coronavirus situation. Please contact the Minister or the Chapel Manager (details below) More events
  • Service CANCELLED: Sun 29th March 11am & 6.30pm CANCELLED More events
  • Alternative Gathering CANCELLED: Sun 5th April 5pm More events
  • Lunchtime Opening with Organ Recital by Phil Croft: Weds 18th March 11.30am-1pm WHOLE EVENT CANCELLED More events
  • Discussion Group CANCELLED: Weds 18th March 7pm 'Is there a middle ground between pacifism and militarism?' CANCELLED More events
  • Lunchtime Silent Meditation CANCELLED: Fri 20th March 12noon for 12.10pm prompt (30 mins) More events
  • Services CANCELLED: Sun 22nd March 11am ONLY 'Mothering Sunday' CANCELLED More events
  • Lunchtime Opening CANCELLED: Weds 25th March 11.30am-1pm More events
  • Music Together CANCELLED: Weds 25th March 7pm for 7.15pm 'Bridges, Ferries and Water Crossings' - please bring a track CANCELLED More events
  • Lunchtime Silent Meditation CANCELLED: Fri 27th March 12noon for 12.10pm prompt (30 mins) More events