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 10th November 10.45am ONLY 'Remembrance Sunday' More events
  • Lunchtime Opening: Weds 13th November 11.30am-1pm More events
  • Service: Sun 17th November 11am ONLY 'RoadPeace Service' More events
  • Alternative Gathering: Sun 17th November 5pm 'The Question Jar Strikes Back' More events
  • Lunchtime Opening: Weds 20th November 11.30am-1pm More events
  • Lunchtime Silent Meditation: Fri 22nd November 12noon for 12.10pm prompt (30 mins) More events
  • Services: Sun 24th November 11am World Religions Service 6.30pm: Humanistic Mindful Meditative Service' More events
  • Music Together (Concert): Weds 27th November 7.30pm for 7.45pm 'Classic Steel' More events
  • Women's League (all welcome!): Mon 2nd December 11am for 11.30am 'Shared Christmas lunch with entertainment' More events
  • Upper Chapel Strollers: Sat 7th December Christmas Meal, Whitley Hall Hotel, Grenoside More events