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

  • Service: Sun 16th February 11am & 6.30pm 'Letting Go' More events
  • Alternative Gathering (Enter from Surrey Street): Sun 16th February 5pm 'Humour' More events
  • Lunchtime Opening : Weds 19th February 11.30am-1pm More events
  • Discussion Group: Weds 19th February 7pm 'Juding the past by the standards of the present' More events
  • Lunchtime Silent Meditation: Fri 21st February 12noon for 12.10pm prompt (30 mins) More events
  • Services: Sun 23rd February 11am 'Places' & 6.30pm 'Keeping it Simple' More events
  • Lunchtime Opening: Weds 26th February 11.30am-1pm More events
  • Music Together: Weds 26th February 7pm for 7.15pm 'Indian Musical Instruments' More events
  • Lunchtime Silent Meditation: Fri 28th February 12noon for 12.10pm prompt (30 mins) More events
  • Upper Chapel Strollers (Walkley linear walk): Sat 7th March 10am UC or 11am start More events
  • Games Evening : Weds 11th March 7pm More events