Welcome to the Website of the Nazareth Chapel in Padiham, Lancashire.

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 We are an open and friendly community meeting for worship each Sunday (at 10.30 a.m.), and holding events through the year.   We welcome people of all faiths and none.   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 and the arts.   Children are most welcome at our services.  For further information, contact the Minister, or Chapel Secretary (mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  

As a congregation, we unite in the spirit of Jesus for the worship of God and the service of humankind.   We uphold the virtues of freedom, reason and tolerance.  Our members are not required to subscribe to creeds or set beliefs.   

Padiham Unitarian Chapel is affiliated to the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, whose stated Object is:  “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 a member of the North and East Lancashire Unitarian Mission.  In addition, Padiham Unitarians are linked with Rawtenstall and Chorley Unitarian congregations in a new initiative, the Lancashire Collaborative Ministry, which aims to renew the Unitarian cause in east Lancashire.