Welcome to the Website of the Nazareth Chapel in Padiham, Lancashire.
We are an open and friendly community meeting for worship every Sunday (at 10.30 a.m.), and holding events throughout the year. We welcome people of all faiths and none to all our activities.
We offer opportunities for spiritual growth and support for those in need.
While grounded in the Christian tradition, we are open to wisdom from other sources, and our services reflect this breadth: with Readings from the Bible, other world religions, poetry, the arts and sciences.
As a congregation, we unite in the spirit of Jesus for the worship of God and the service of humankind, always valuing the virtues of freedom, reason and tolerance. We are non-creedal, and do not require that members subscribe to set beliefs.
The congregation is a member of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, whose object is as follows:
“To promote a free and inquiring religion through the worship of God and the celebration of life; the service of humanity and respect for all creation; and the upholding of the liberal Christian tradition.”
The congregation is also a member of the North and East Lancashire Unitarian Mission, which is the District Association of the General Assembly for this region.
In addition, Padiham Unitarians are linked with Rawtenstall Unitarian Church in a new initiative, the Lancashire Collaborative Ministry, aimed at renewing the Unitarian cause in east Lancashire.