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


We are pleased to be able to resume "in person" worship in our chapel.  The services will begin at 10:30 and will be followed by refreshments. All are welcome to our inclusive services and we hope they will be inspiring and increase your faith.*

Our services will also be available through a zoom link enabling the opportunity for more creative services and a wider congregation.

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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,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 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. 

*The following are guidelines for those who wish to return for these and future services, and will be subject to regular review. Where possible, please:

  • Maintain social distancing of 2M between persons
  • One in One out when using the toilets 
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided
  • Face masks and singing are encouraged (but optional!)
  • Remain seated after worship and refreshments will be brought to you

There will be a retiring collection at the back of Chapel after worship and we are supporting the NHS track and trace system, and you should notify us if you subsequently develop coronavirus symptoms.