Our Services

All of our services are different.  We are fortunate to have a number of speakers and leaders who each have their own style.  You might spend the service listening to poetry and prose, sacred book readings or the thoughts of the speaker.  You may instead spend more time singing to live musical accompaniment, or have silent meditation interludes.  You could be asked to contribute to the service either by speaking out or writing something down, to engage in a Q & A session, or to watch a slideshow, light a candle or take part in a task.  Everyone is welcome to make a contribution and every view counts, whether there is majority agreement with the sentiment or not!  Sometimes you might experience the views of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Pagans, Buddhists, or even Agnostics and Atheists!  We are not bound by a creed, although you will find most services are often similar to mainstream Christian ones, but we have the freedom to bring our own beliefs and philosophies to share, and we hope everyone goes away from our presentations a little wiser and more tolerant.

Every Sunday at 11am

(see our homepage for what’s happening this Sunday)


All are welcome at all services. We don’t stand on ceremony in any of our services!

Recent services have been on topics as diverse as “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”, “The Tao of Unitarianism”, “The Smiling Pebbles”,”Trust”, “How to be Miserable”, “Acceptance”, “Spring Festivals”, “The Search for Meaning”, “Kindness”, “Treasure”, “Festivals of Light and Fire”, “Coming Home”, “Stories and Storytelling” etc.

One week the readings might be from the Bible and the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and the next week from the Bhagavad Gita and the works of Dickens or Gaskell. You can never be sure what you’ll get next!

Other services and activities as announced. See the Activities Page.


All visitors and enquirers are most welcome and are invited to join us for coffee and a chat after the service.

Belper Unitarian Chapel, Field Row, just off Green Lane, Belper, DE56 1DG