Coronavirus – Temporary Chapel Closure
In line with the government’s recommendations we have taken the decision to cease all activities at the Chapel. Until we are given the official all clear, there will be no Sunday services and our Chapel and meeting rooms will not be available for hire. We shall be inspecting and cleaning the building as usual and sincerely hope that our normal activities can be resumed soon. In the meantime, our minister will post a weekly message with prayers on our website (click here for the latest) and we are now holding online live services every Sunday, expertly led by a member of the congregation. Please keep an eye on the website and on our Facebook page ‘The Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel.’
We are a long-established congregation of, at present, thirty to forty individuals who share an enquiring outlook into non-dogmatic liberal religion.
The Chapel was erected in 1708 as a “Meeting House of Protestant Dissenters” (read more) where with freedom from dogma we seek to affirm an open-ended faith in life, in humanity and in God.
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Arthur Stewart was educated at St David’s College, Lampeter, where he completed his Ph.D. He trained for the ministry at Manchester College, Oxford, and has served congregations in Sheffield and the Cotswold Group before coming to Leicester in 1989.
Arthur was a tutor to the Ministry Students at Harris Manchester College, Oxford until 2018.
Great Meeting Chapel Roof Repair Fund
Our Grade II listed Great Meeting Chapel is under threat from a leaking roof and rusting gutters. Failure to act soon
could render the Chapel and its meeting rooms unusable. We are asking for help and support to protect this unique
city centre ‘gem’ and its fascinating history for future generations. Click here to learn more…
We thank the many people who have already started donating to the Roof Repair Fund. We are also very grateful for generous donations from The Gregson Trust of £3,000 and from East Midland Unitarians of £5,750.
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Website updated Thursday June 4 2020