King Edward Street Unitarian Chapel

A welcoming community of diverse individuals

Young People

We are concerned to support and nurture our youngsters, especially as they move into the teenage years, and regularly combine forces with young members of the Newcastle Under Lyme congregation for joint youth events under the group name of Silkpots … work that one out!?

We’ve enjoyed a sleepover in the gallery of the chapel – wondering whether that really was a ghost sitting in the organ loft?!

We’ve spent two days away at the Nightingale Centre in the Peak District: the first led by John Harley – our National Youth Co-ordinator – and the second led by the Rev Judy Campbell – Minister with Unitarians of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

We have done a sponsored walk, covering the five miles from the barn in which our founding members in Macclesfield were forced to meet secretly, when dissenting congregations were outlawed from polite society!

And in November the youngsters gathered for a bonfire night supper, a firework display, and another sleep over – this time in the Meeting House in Newcastle.

Watch this space for future ‘Silkpots’ events.

We also actively encourage our young people to take advantage of the National Youth Programme, most of which takes place in the Peak District at the Unitarian holiday and conference centre at Great Hucklow.


Meeting three times a month to stretch the boundaries of our spiritual understanding by exploring a range of wisdoms. Participants engage in new experiences in a relaxed and enjoyable setting. Individual experiences contribute to the kaleidoscope of ideas expressed and explored.

Journalling Group

A regular informal opportunity to take stock reflecting with a few other people on what life’s been offering you.

We are always looking for other opportunities for growth and exploration.

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