Oldham Unitarians


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Please note that all in-person events and services have now been postponed until 2nd December at the earliest, following the second lockdown in the UK.

Welcome to Oldham Unitarians

Oldham Unitarians are open to all who wish to worship God and to follow the teachings of Jesus.  Additionally, the congregation is self-governing on democratic principles and is affiliated to the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches and the Manchester District Association. 

As Unitarians, we believe in openness to all people, regardless of their belief, race, gender or any other identity. Furthermore, we strive to bridge any gaps between these identities, aiming to learn and grow with one another.


About Us

Our Minister

Rev Robert Pounder

At Oldham Unitarians, our ministers strive to create an open and inclusive environment. Hence, we believe in encouraging the idea of living in our faith of the divine spirit of life. We do this through a commitment to social justice, through not only words, but also deeds. 

Of course, feel free to get in touch for a friendly chat if you have any questions.


Certainly, Oldham Unitarians services of worship can be seen as a celebration of our deepest values. Furthermore, we see our beliefs as relevant to all aspects of life, including the wider community.

Oldham Unitarians have many other events, for example, The One World Café Folk Club.  This club meets on the third Thursday evening of each month, from 7.30 p.m. Led by Irving Lewis, this popular folk venue offers a warm welcome to everyone, regardless of your background or belief.  Additionally, The One World Café serves as a great meeting place for a range of groups and individuals. Occasionally, Oldham Unitarians also enjoy chapel lunches and other events. 

Upcoming Events

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24jan11:00 am12:00 pmOldham Sunday Service

31jan11:00 am12:00 pmOldham Sunday Service

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6th Sunday Service Francis Elliot Wright
13th Sunday Service Francis Elliot Wright
20th Sunday Service Rev. C. VanDenBroeder
27th Sunday Service Rev. R. Pounder

4th Sunday Service (Harvest) Rev. R. Pounder
11th Sunday Service Rev. R. Pounder
18th Sunday Service Rev. R. Pounder
25th Sunday Service Rev. R. Pounder

1st Sunday Service Francis: Elliot Wright
8th Remembrance Sunday: Rev. Pounder
15th Sunday Service (Chapel Anniversary 1813-2020) Rev. R. Pounder
22nd Sunday Service: Rev. R. Pounder
29th Sunday Service: First Sunday in Advent: Rev. R. Pounder

6th Sunday Service: Second Sunday: Francis Elliot Wright
13th Sunday Service: Third Sunday in Advent: Rev. R. Pounder
20th Sunday Service: Fourth Sunday in Advent (Carol Service): Rev. R. Pounder
27th Sunday Service: Rev. R. Pounder

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Rev Robert Pounder



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Janis Greenwood



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The Chapel

Although founded in 1813, the present chapel was built in 1970. The chapel holds a central place in Oldham, not only as a religious meeting house but it is also home to the One World Café.

Oldham Unitarians help to support local charities, for example OSCA, the Oldham Carers in Autism.  We also support UKEFF,  The UK Education & Faith Foundation.

Finally, Oldham Unitarian Chapel & One World Centre is situated just off the King Street Roundabout in Oldham. Take the North Exit off the King Street Roundabout onto King Street A627 and then immediately left into Connaught Street.

Oldham Unitarian Chapel,
Connaught Street (Off King's Street Roundabout),

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Everyone is welcome in our community!


+44 7401 872 137

Natasha Stanley,
Cross Street Chapel,
Cross Street,
M2 1NL

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