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

  • Lunchtime Opening: Weds 17th April 11.30am-1pm More events
  • Service: Sun 21st April 11am 'Easter Sunday' More events
  • Alternative Gathering (Hollis Room): Sun 21st April 5pm 'Chocolate' More events
  • Lunchtime Opening: Weds 24th April 11.30am-1pm More events
  • Music Together: Weds 24th April 7pm for 7.15pm 'Musical Instruments' More events
  • Lunchtime Silent Meditation: Fri 26th April 12noon for 12.10pm prompt (30 mins) More events
  • Service: Sun 28th April 11am 'Ways of Be(long)ing' More events
  • Upper Chapel Strollers: Sat 4th May Manchester Bridgewater Canal walk More events