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Ansdell Unitarian &
Free Christian Church

Charity Number  218676

We are a liberal-minded community bound together by shared values and friendship rather than dogma. No credal test is imposed on minister or members.


Spiritual Activities

images/ansdell_church1.jpgOur principal weekly service is held each Sunday morning at our church in Channing Road, Ansdell at 10.45 - supplemented by tea, light refreshments and chat in the adjacent church hall.

Our members run a weekly meditation and healing group. A prayer group is held, also on a weekly basis.

Other Church Activities

Women's League meet February to June then September to December, at 2.15pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday in the month..

Fairs, church dinners and luncheons are arranged inside and outside the church - sometimes to raise money, always for social purposes.

Weekly Coffee Morning on Wednesday at 10.30am to 12.00 noon.

History of the Congregation

images/ansdell_church2.jpgAt the beginning of the century, people were flooding into Blackpool and the surrounding Fylde area from all parts of Lancashire. Unitarians gathered together, firstly in a corrugated building in the sandhills of Ansdell - a favoured area between St Annes and Lytham. A more permanent building was opened in 1930. Our new hall was built in 1968. 

A number of our members have given distinguished public service and held national office in the church. Including two knights: Sir Cuthbert Grundy and Sir Herbert Pollard, and two MBE.'s - Mr W. D. Austin and Mrs Anne Smith (Mayor of Fylde 1998/99). Two national Presidents of the Unitarian General Assembly - Rev Herbert Crabtree and Sir Herbert Pollard. Here  today we are still catering to the liberal religious tradition.

Profile of Church Leaders

Currently we are in an exciting period where the church congregation is effectively without a minister; we are fortunate to have the services of visiting preachers. This is proving to be interesting and stimulating as we uncover talents, enthusiasms and commitment previously unplumbed: Resulting in a surge of energy, as we daily discover new opportunities and strengths. This shows in the attitude of visitors who feel at home as soon as they enter the church.

Contact Information :

  Ansdell Unitarian Church, Channing Road, Kingsway, Ansdell,
  LYTHAM ST ANNES, Lancashire.

  Sunday Services: 10.45 am 

  Weddings, naming ceremonies and funerals by arrangement with our Registrar and Chairperson, Gillian Smith.

  Chair:        Gillian Smith    01253 729726

  Treasurer:  Christine Dawson Brown       01253 301701

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