Unitarians explore the meaning of life and encourage freedom of thought by giving respect to all religions and philosophies

Welcome to Our Website

Cheltenham & Gloucester Unitarians are a community that exists to celebrate and explore the meaning of life and encourage freedom of thought by giving respect to all religions and philosophies. Everyone is welcome to join us irrespective of gender,  faith, ethnicity or sexuality.


Regretfully due to the Coronavirus we have decided to SUSPEND SERVICES at Bayshill Unitarian Church and Gloucester Services at Barnwood Reading Room until further notice.  However, we are trying to continue to support our congregation and others who visit this website by including some inspirational readings, poems or other writings, as well as occasional podcasts and weekly online services on Sundays – see the Services and Events page for details of this and Zoom virtual coffee events on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons.  Please bear with us in these difficult times, we will reconvene whenever it is deemed safe to do so, and in the meantime we wish all of you the best of health!

NB Online Service 11.00 o’clock on Sunday 12th April, with Cressida Pryor. This week we are using Zoom so Zoom along to your computer and join in by  clicking here.

We normally meet at Bayshill Unitarian Church, in the centre of Cheltenham, in what used to be our Church Hall, behind the original church building. Our services are usually held in Cheltenham every Sunday at 11.00 am, (BUT NOT AT PRESENT, SEE NOTICE ABOVE) led by our Cotswold Group Minister, Reverend Mark Hutchinson, or by members of our congregation, or visiting worship leaders. We also lead regular services/gatherings in Gloucester on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 3.00 – 4.00 pm (BUT NOT AT PRESENT). Our new Gloucester venue is Barnwood Reading Room, 146 Barnwood Road, Gloucester, GL4 3JT.

Please explore our site to learn more about who we are and what we do.

As an alternative to our Bayshill On-line Service, you might like to see Reverend Sue Woolley’s Midland Unitarian Association’s on-line service at :



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