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

  • 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