The Chapel makes a number of past sermons available to download so that you can listen again and reflect on them in the peace and quiet of your own home.
These can be played on any suitable MP3 player
Since the global COVID19 pandemic we have had to temporarily close the chapel down and now conduct our services on Zoom.
Recordings of these services can be found on our Youtube Channel the links of which are below.
A number of sermons are available to download to listen to and more recently watch. These are:
A service exploring what 'Rites of Passage' are and how important they are to our community and world. 1st of August 2021
A service on the creative process that flows through all things. 25th of July 2021
A service on Vision and Leadership as we lead ourselves out of our current global situation. 11th of July 2021
A service on appreciating others point of view and that there is more that unites us than divides us. 27th of June 2021
A service on making your own way in the world and creating your own relationship with the divine. 20th of June 2021
A service on finding Grace within the margins of society. 13th of June 2021
A service on how the DNA and soul of ancestors that have gone before give us a blueprint for our soul and access to the Divine spirit. 6th of June 2021
A service on regrets and how to not let them ruin your day or faith. 30th of May 2021
A service on spending time contemplating the ebb and flow of life. 23rd of May 2021
A service based on the journey of intergenerational communities and how they work together. 16th of May 2021
A service on finding empathy and sympathy with the support of the Divine. 9th of May 2021
A service on pushing yourself and sticking with the tough times as good times often follow - 2nd of May
A service on seeing each others similarities and each others differences whilst realising there is more that unite us than divides us 25th of April 2021
A service on the contributions of various interfaith activities and questions to contemplate for the future 18th of April 2021
A service about lessons we have learnt from the Divine during Pandemics and Plagues - 11th of April 2021
A service on Easter and renewal from the perspective of different denominations and faiths - 4th of April 2021
A service on speaking your mind and our responsibility to others - 28th of March 2021
A service exploring the possibility of life on the red planet and elsewhere - 21st of March 2021
A service on the symbology of Dragons and our need to battle with them 14th of March 2021
A service exploring the ethics of the Jewish Community 7th of March 2021
A service exploring how the Covid19 Virus has given us pause for thought for our values - 28th of February 2021
A service exploring the healing nature of silence and stillness - 14th of February 2021
A service exploring learning from the mistakes of others 7th of February 2021
A service exploring the horrors of the Holocaust and atrocities and how we can end them. 31st of January 2021
A service exploring the power of Mercy and Atonement - 24th January 2021
A service exploring how the years move on but there are synergies between what has gone before - 17th of January 2021
A service exploring Epiphany and how Epiphanies can help us discover a new beginning - 10th of January 2021
A service on evaluating what we class as a luxury - 3rd of January 2021
The Nativity service to challenge how we experience the world and those celebrating on the margins 20th of December 2020
A special Carol service with contributions from Adaptive Brass and Grace O'Malley - 19th of December 2020
A service on the Nativity 13th of December
A service on the comfort brought by the Advent season 6th of December 2020
A service on being invisible and living your truth in a world of lies. 22nd of November 2020
A service highlighting the importance of change in our world. 15th of November 2020
A special service for Armistice Day on the 11th of November 2020
A service on planting tulips and the seasons - 1st of November 2020
A service on rediscovering spirituality by Rev'd Dr. Shannon Ledbetter. 25th of October 2020
A special joint service with the Sufi's from the Free Spiritual Centre. 18th of October 2020
A special guest service. We were kindly invited to the Dublin Unitarian Church via Zoom and our congregation were able to listen to this service on the subject of Home 27th of September 2020
A service on seeking wholeness through the Divine 20th of September 2020
A service exploring our prejudice and judgement of others 13th of September 2020
A service on finding acceptance 6th of September 2020
A service on the importance of living well 23rd of August 2020
A service on learning who our neighbour's are and being kind to them. 16th of August 2020
A service on accepting change. 9th of August 2020
A service on doing good deeds. 2nd of August 2020
A service about Thankfulness ( Please note the first couple of minutes are the organ prelude and the video has black screen) 19th of July 2020
A service about finding leadership in the Divine 12th of July 2020
A service about Hope in the current world. 5th July 2020
A service exploring how you access the 'Divine/Great Spirit' 28th of June 2020
A service on 'Kairos' moments and how they shape our lives June 21st June 2020
A service on spiritual awakening June 14th 2020
A service with contributions from the congregation 31st of May 2020
*'Redemption by Rev Jim Corrigall
Do we all need this? asks the Padiham minister. (9th October 2016).
*'Is life beautiful? by Rev Jim Corrigall
Is your glass half-full or half-empty. (2nd October 2016).
*'Epiphanies and Gratuitous Ducks by Rev Jim Corrigall
Appreciating life's gifts. (25th September 2016).
*'Bridges of Love and Care by Rev Jim Corrigall
Reaching out to others ...(18th September 2016).
*'Meditation by Rev Gillian Peel
What we can learn from this practice? (11th September 2016).
*'Caring is Messy by Canon Shannon Ledbetter
An Anglican Canon was our guest preacher on 28th August 2016
*'New ways to worship by Rev Jim Corrigall
Doing things differently? (17th July 2016).
*'Discovering our Ancestors -- the English Unitarians.' by Rev Jim Corrigall.
Where do British Unitarians come from? A sermon on 19th June 2016.
*'What is our Unitarian faith?' by Rev Jim Corrigall
A sermon by the Padiham Minister on (5th June 2016).
*'Blowin' in the wind' by Rev Jim Corrigall
A Pentecost service by the Padiham minister on 15 May 2016.
*'Easter' by Rev Jim Corrigall
The Padiham minister explores how the Resurrection story can be understood. (26th March.)
*'The Spirit of creativity' by Rev Gillian Peel
Padiham Chapel member and retired minister considers creativity, on 28th February.
*'Renewing the inner self' by Rev Jim Corrigall
At a service on 10th January 2016
*'What Islam can teach us' by Rev Jim Corrigall
Peace is at the heart of the Muslim faith, says the Padiham minister,
in the wake of attacks in Paris and Beirut. (15 Nov 2015).
*Service of Remembrance by Rev Jim Corrigall
At the official service for Padiham Town, hosted by our Chapel (8 Nov).
*'Does praying help anyone?' by Rev Jim Corrigall
The Padiham minister considers the effects of prayer (1 Nov)
*'The spirit within is powerful' by Rev Tony McNeile
A sermon on 25 Oct.
*'Return to the Source' by Rev Jim Corrigall
On a special congregational visit to Ancient Chapel, Toxteth,
Liverpool, the Padiham minister explores the history of this 'Mother
Church' for Unitarians (18 Oct).
*'The Buddha and the myth of I' by Rev Lewis Connolly
A recent convert to Unitarianism considers how the self is shaped by
wider society. (11 Oct).
*'Belonging' by Rev Jim Corrigall
Where do we belong? A reflection by the Padiham minister at a time
when immigration is in the headlines (4th October 2015).
*'Harvest Service' by Rev John Clifford
The President of the Unitarian General Assembly looks at sharing the
fruits (27 Sept 2015)
*'Glimpses of the Holy Land' by Rev Jim Corrigall
The Padiham minister, just back from his first visit to 'the land called holy',
reflects on a pilgrimage (20th September 2015).
*'Coming home to oneself' by Rev Jim Corrigall
The second half of life can be a time of deep fulfillment. A sermon
from the Padiham Minister on 16th Aug, partly inspired by Richard
Rohr's book 'Falling Upward'.
*'Joy and Grief' by Rev Jim Corrigall
These two emotions are part of our lives, whether we like it or not.
What can we learn from them? (9th Aug).
*'Happiness' by Rev Jim Corrigall
Where do we find happiness? ... in ourselves, in others, or in the
world? (2nd Aug).
*'Living life to the full' by Rev Jim Corrigall
Imagine if you could give yourself fully to each moment. A sermon on
21st June 2015.
*'Going beyond the Ordinary' by Rev Jim Corrigall
The Padiham minister explores possibilities for transcending the
everyday, in this sermon on 7th June 2015.
*'Fire of the Spirit (for Pentecost)' by Rev Jim Corrigall
Does the Bible story of the Holy Spirit entering the early Christians
after Jesus' death, hold any meaning for us today?
A sermon on 24th May 2015.
*'Is Equality desirable?' by Rev Jim Corrigall
Equality is a widely-proclaimed ideal -- but why then is our world so
unequal? The minister in Padiham goes in search of answers at the
International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, for this sermon on 17th May
*'Justice and Mercy' by Rev Jim Corrigall
Should justice always be tempered by mercy? If so, why? In this
sermon (3rd May 2015), the Padiham minister looks at the implications
for the UK criminal justice system.
*'Anniversary' by Rev Jim Corrigall
The Padiham Minister, the Rev Jim Corrigall, goes in search of the
'gold' of Chapel life, in this Anniversary Service sermon (19th April
*'Easter' by Rev Jim Corrigall
Can the message of Easter still speak to us today?
A sermon (5th April 2015) from the Padiham Minister, the Rev Jim Corrigall.
*'Brokenness' by Rev Jim Corrigall
Are we humans all 'broken'? -- and if so, is there any hope for us?
The Minister at Padiham explores these questions (1st March 2015).
*'Radical Hospitality' by Rev Jim Corrigall
To welcome the stranger, the one who is very different from ourselves,
may require a radical inner transformation.
The Padiham Minister considers the implications ... (15th Feb. 2015).
* 'Sources of Hospitality' by Rev Jim Corrigall
Our chapel aims to give a warm welcome to all who come through its doors.
But what are the well-springs of hospitality?
A sermon (1st Feb 2015) by the Minister at Padiham.
*'Faith' by Rev Jim Corrigall
Faith today can mean having to agree to a series of doubtful
intellectual propositions. But words like 'belief' and 'creed'
originally had very different meanings.
In a sermon (18th Jan 2015) the Padiham Minister explores what this might mean for us.
*'Doubt' by Rev Jim Corrigall
Is doubt valuable for one's faith journey? A sermon (11th Jan. 2015)
by the Minister at Padiham Unitarian Chapel, Rev Jim Corrigall.
*'The World made New' by Rev Jim Corrigall
In a New Year sermon (4th Jan. 2015), the Minister at Padiham, Rev Jim
Corrigall, examines the human urge to remake the world -- and
* 'Waiting for Hope?' by Rev Jim Corrigall
The Minister, Rev Jim Corrigall, questions whether hope is illusory or
realistic, in this Advent sermon (7th Dec. 2014).
* 'What can we learn from Hinduism?' by Rev Jim Corrigall
In this sermon for Inter-Faith Week (16th Nov. 2014), the Minister at
Padiham Unitarian Chapel, Rev Jim Corrigall, explores the oldest of
the living world religions. What lessons can be drawn from its