The Ministry

Our Minister is Rev Andy Phillips. Andy commenced his Ministry here at Upper Chapel on 1st October 2017 after training at Harris Manchester College Oxford and leaving a previous career in academia. As the Minister at Upper Chapel Andy is fully committed to the Chapel and the Congregation, delivering what is hoped are spiritually uplifting, thought provoking and imaginative services to a congregation of around fifty committed Unitarians. There are eleven Upper Chapel Trustees who are responsible for the maintenance of the property and the employment of the Minister and other staff. The ten members of the Congregational Committee, which includes several Trustees, are responsible for the day to day operation of congregational life, including assisting the Minister in planning of worship services.

Members of the congregation support the organisation and stewarding of events and the Chapel benefits from their skills – for example, in catering, weekly flower arrangements and specialist knowledge.

Upcoming Events

  • Upper Chapel Strollers: Sat 7th December Christmas Meal, Whitley Hall Hotel, Grenoside More events
  • Services: Sun 8th December 11am & 6.30pm 'Blue Christmas' More events
  • Lunchtime Opening: Weds 11th December 11.30am-1pm More events
  • Music Together: Weds 11th December 7pm for 7.15pm 'Christmas Party/A Nightmare Before Christmas' More events
  • Lunchtime Silent Meditation: Fri 13th December 12noon for 12.10pm prompt (30 mins) More events
  • Coffee and Cake Day: Sat 14th December 11am - 3pm 'Cakes, Tea, Coffee and a little music' [In aid of Rinchen Zangpo Society for Spiti Development] More events
  • Service: Sun 15th December 6pm ONLY Brass and Carols with Stannington Brass Band' More events
  • Lunchtime Opening: Weds 18th December 11.30am-1pm More events
  • Carol Singing on Courtyard: Thurs 19th December 4pm for 4.30pm [Collecting in aid of HARC] More events
  • Service: Sun 22nd December 11am ONLY 'The Anatomy of a Snowflake' More events
  • Christmas Day Service: Weds 25th December 11am ONLY More events