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Founded in 1672 the Great Meeting Chapel is the oldest nonconformist congregation in Leicester

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Leicester Unitarians


Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel Leicester
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 and its history
The Chapel was erected in 1708 as a "Meeting House of Protestant Dissenters" where with freedom from dogma we seek to affirm an open-ended faith in life, in humanity and in God.

Exterior photo of Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel Leicester



300th anniversary
In 2008 we had a programme of events to celebrate the 300th anniversary of our chapel building. Our Chapel is always open for visitors for Sunday services or by prior arrangement with the Minister.

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Sunday Service was recorded for Unitarian TV





The Minister, Rev. Dr. A. Stewart

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 is currently Tutor to the Ministry Students at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.

He is married with three children.

Photographs below show the interior of the Chapel from the balcony and from the chancel; our magnificent show of bluebells in the spring and three generations examining the fox hole in the garden.


The Minister, Rev. Dr. A. Stewart, Minister of Great Meeting, Leicester Unitarians Chapel

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interior of Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel Leicester
Interior showing pews in Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel Leicester, Great Meeting, Leicester Unitarians Chapel
Bluebells in the gardens of Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel Leicester Three generations in the gardens of Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel Leicester
We live in unsettling and uncertain times.
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to take strength from the words of Desiderata.




Last update
February 28 2018


A few more interesting images; a line drawing of Great Meeting, plus photos taken and added in March 2008. The photo below shows the daffodils in the garden, heralding spring.


Great Meeting
Unitarian Chapel

45 East Bond Street
Leicester LE1 4SX

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