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Leicester Unitarians

Weddings and Celebrations at the Heart of Leicester

Whether you are single or divorced, of mixed
faiths or no particular faith, gay or straight, you
can be married or celebrate your civil partnership
at our historic Unitarian chapel in the heart of
Leicester with the service of your choice.

For many people a civil ceremony is too brief and impersonal, yet they are not at home with the
traditional church wedding service. They may not
be churchgoers, or even religious in the conventional
sense, but they nevertheless feel a reverence for
the vows they make at marriage and wish to express their faith in life, in one another and in their future together.

So how do you go about arranging a marriage
at Great Meeting?

Firstly contact our Minister, Dr Arthur Stewart, for a preliminary discussion. He will want to clarify the formal details of the intended marriage and will instruct you regarding the necessary notifications to the Register Office. Then you can move onto the ceremony itself such as order of service, the wording of the declaration and promises, the music (with or without organ), and witnesses.

Please click here for current schedule of fees...

Minister's contact number: 01509 812236

We have excellent facilities
  • Seating in the chapel for more than 200 (+ 100 more on the balcony)
  • Our own parking for over 18 cars with lots of public parking nearby
  • A beautiful organ; an excellent piano; a modern speaker system or
    space for your own musicians
  • A wonderful garden for photos and for guests to meet
  • Light and spacious rooms which have been used for the reception
    (although the kitchen is quite small)
  • Accessible on foot from the Holiday Inn (about 10 minutes) the
    Travelodge (less than 5 minutes) the Marriott (about 15 minutes)
  • Easy access on foot or by car to other City Centre venues for receptions (click here to see how to find us)
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Weddings in Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel

Weddings at Leicester Unitarians Chapel
The first three photographs were taken at the wedding of Lauren and Iain Irwin. The first shows the happy couple as they left the chapel following their marriage ceremony, the second shows them together with the Minister Revd. Arthur Stewart, and the third with the bridesmaids and Best Man.

The bottom two photographs were taken at the wedding of Eleanor and Marvin Cutkelvin. The first taken with some of the friends at the ceremony inside the Chapel, the second, a portrait of the happy couple on the Chapel pulpit steps.

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Same sex blessings and weddings

We are pleased to conduct blessings for couples of the same sex, either as a complement to a legal civil union or simply as a way to celebrate a relationship. 

We are also able to offer same sex couples a marriage ceremony at our chapel. For further details please contact the Minister.

Great Meeting
Unitarian Chapel

45 East Bond Street
Leicester LE1 4SX

Weddings and Celebrations at the Heart of Leicester at the Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel

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