manchester district association
“Unitarians MDA welcome people of many faiths, or of no faith at all..
..we share and learn from each other as we find pathways to the God of our own understanding.”
Who We Are
The Unitarians MDA are a spiritual community who would encourage you to think for yourself. We believe that everyone has the right to seek truth and meaning for themselves, and that the best setting for this is a community that welcomes you for what you are - beliefs, doubts, questions and all!
Throughout our history, Unitarians have stood for inclusivity, reason and social justice. This includes gender equality - as a result, we've' had female ministers for more than 100 years, gay rights - we've performed same-sex blessings for more than 30 years, and the abolition of slavery.
The Unitarians MDA support equality of respect and opportunity for everyone, totally opposing oppression and discrimination, including on the grounds of any arbitrary or accidental factors such as race, gender, sexual orientation or religious belief.
Unitarians consider that unless your moral standards are truly your own, then they do not really constitute morality. If they are imposed on you, then they are just a means of social control and nothing more. Of course, a commonly accepted moral framework must exist in any human society but that is not enough if people don't also have a personal morality. Unitarian acceptance of the underlying unity and connectedness of humanity is also important in this context; we are all individuals, with a right to our own beliefs, but we are also members of society with a responsibility to help make it work. As such, it is incumbent upon each of us to behave in ways that respect others and make our community and world a better place for everyone.
Unitarians MDA proudly provide same-sex marriages!
We proudly provide same-sex marriages at many of our chapels across Greater Manchester, including Altrincham, Wilmslow and many more. Get in touch with us today for more information.
With 13 congregations hosted all across Manchester, reaching the Unitarians MDA is easier than ever! All are invited, so if you are interested in our services, taking part in our events, or just want to come along for a taster, then don’t hesitate to get in touch or visit one of our locations. View our welcoming congregations and find the nearest chapel to you by clicking below.
News & Events
Send A Child To Hucklow
The Unitarians are extremely proud to work with Send A Child To Hucklow as their primary charity. To learn more, please click below to go to the Send A Child To Hucklow website.
Specific congregations also work with many more charities, feel free to get in touch directly for more information.
What Our Members Have To Say
‘Being a Unitarian helps me to explore and discuss my religion with my friends. It also allows me to examine my life, remembering Socrates’ words: “the unexamined life is not worth livng”!’
‘I have found that King Edward Street Chapel gives me the opportunity to doubt, question and to change my mind about my beliefs. At King Edward Street, my views are respected, making it my spiritual home!’
‘ .. we respect each other’s differences and share an acceptance of other views and beliefs. I love this inclusivity and leave each week with plenty to think about as well as feeling very positive and at peace with myself.’