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About our Congregational Church

We are Christians who worship in the Congregational tradition and we belong to the Congregational Federation.

The values of Union Chapel Congregational Church
At Union Chapel we recognise that everyone is on a different journey and so we welcome difference in belief and theological view, there are however some things which we hold very dearly which we would not like to compromise on:
A church which is free from hierarchy.
We have no hierarchical structures, we work towards making all major decisions by consensus within the church meeting, hearing one another’s voices on things is very important and setting aside our own agendas in order to move forward as a community often happens.
A church which is inclusive and accepting.
Difference is all around us, we seek to allow people to be different from ourselves even when this might feel uncomfortable. We are committed to openness to others and to work on relationships when they are strained, recognising our own prejudices.
A church which continually searches for God’s presence
We are committed to seeing God in unconventional places, in Christ like actions, amongst those who believe and those who do not. 
A church which celebrates Christ
The life and teachings of Jesus Christ inform us and help us to know how to live in this world, our worship together is a celebration of Jesus whom we seek to follow.
A church which doesn’t conform
In not conforming we are free to challenge and help change things in order to engage positively with the modern secular society that surrounds us. 
A church which seeks to discover and promote love.
Churches, just like any community can experience traumatic breakdown in relationships, we are committed to learning how to love our neighbours as ourselves and even at times to love our enemies.

At Union Chapel we recognise that everyone is on a different journey and so we welcome difference in belief and theological view, there are however some things which we hold very dearly which we would not like to compromise on:

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A church which is free from hierarchy.

We have no hierarchical structures, we work towards making all major decisions by consensus within the church meeting. Hearing one another’s voices is very important - and setting aside our own agendas in order to move forward as a community often happens.

A church which is inclusive and accepting.

Difference is all around us, and we seek to allow people to be different from ourselves even when this might feel uncomfortable. We are committed to openness to others and to work on relationships when they are strained, recognising our own prejudices.

A church which continually searches for God’s presence. 

We are committed to seeing God in unconventional places, in Christ like actions, amongst those who believe and those who do not.

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A church which celebrates Christ.

The life and teachings of Jesus Christ inform us and help us to know how to live in this world, our worship together is a celebration of Jesus whom we seek to follow.

A church which doesn’t conform.

In not conforming we are free to challenge and help change things in order to engage positively with the modern secular society that surrounds us.

A church which seeks to discover and promote love.

Churches, just like any community can experience traumatic breakdown in relationships. We are committed to learning how to love our neighbours as ourselves and even at times to love our enemies.

Union Chapel operates as a separate charity from Margins (1153070) and Union Chapel Project (1010166). Union Chapel Directions is the trading subsidiary of Union Chapel Project.