Dukinfield Old Chapel (Unitarian)
Welcome to our website. We hope it gives a flavour of our Unitarian congregation in Dukinfield. We are a welcoming and open hearted community with our roots going back to the 17th Century.
Worship in our beautiful chapel is the centre of congregational life and we enjoy a rich social life which also enhances our fund raising.
Our Sunday School enables our young people to learn and play together. They regularly create special worship services which are shared with the whole congregation.
Unitarianism is a free and inquiring religion which positively encourages people to find their own spiritual path through life guided by their understanding, reason, conscience, experience and emotions, in community with like minded others.
Unitarianism has roots in Judaism and Christianity. Our religious forebears were set apart from the mainstream Christian Churches because they came to see Jesus as a great teacher and role model rather than part of the Trinitarian godhead. The Bible is recognised amongst us as an inspiring book rather than the actual word of God. Many of us draw our inspiration and guidance, not only from the Christian tradition, but from other world religions and spiritualities.
Thus there is a considerable variety of religious belief amongst our members.
The Dukinfield congregation is independent but linked through a General Assembly to some 200 other Unitarian churches in Britain.
The principles of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches to which we are affiliated guide us to recognise the worth and dignity of all people and to: worship God, celebrate life, serve humanity, respect all creation, and uphold the liberal Christian tradition.