Welcome to Bristol Unitarians

Exploring Spirituality in Community! 


A Two-Hundred year old tradition with its roots in Christianity and its modern practice in: 


  • Multi-faith learning
  • Exploring your own spiritual path
  • Free thinking
  • Dissent and social justice
  • Unbound by creed, doctrine, belief or dogma
  • United in a search for truth, however it may reveal itself
  • Values of kindness and celebrating diversity


Our All-Age Gathering, 'Bright Lights'
meets monthly on the 3rd Sunday, 3-5pm
at the meeting hall in Brunswick Square.

Fun fact: The name 'Unitarian' comes from the belief of the original founders of the movement, about the 'oneness' of God, as opposed to God being the Holy Trinity, as was taught by the mainstream church.

Nowadays this issue does not define the Unitarian movement, as you can be free to believe that God is one, two, three, four, five, any number that makes sense to you, or no number at all!


Pioneers in women's ministry and celebrating same-sex relationships!

First Church in England to ordain a woman minister in 1904!!!

Come and have your same-sex marriage in one of our Bristol chapels! Both chapels fully registered!



Our minister, Rev. John Harley, came to us in 2017, after
many years serving as the Unitarian national Youth Officer.


When do we meet?

Sundays at 10.30am for an hour Gathering at Frenchay Chapel, Beckspool Road, Frenchay Common, Bristol, BS16 1ND


Sundays 6pm for an hour Gathering at Unitarian Meeting Hall, Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8PE
(Not second Sunday in month. Note 4th Sunday is Meditation and Chanting in place of usual service format). 

What happens at our gatherings?


Our minister, a member of the congregation, or an invited speaker, leads us in a service of reflection, prayer, meditation, inspiration, learning, sharing of joys and concerns, story and song. 

We have our own Unitarian hymn books, with many tunes you might recognise, but with words which reflect the Unitarian approach to open-minded and -hearted spiritual enquiry. 

Please feel free to stay afterwards for tea, coffee and chat. 

Frenchay Chapel
Unitarian Meeting Bristol








For further details and listings of other events see services and events listings.