Ministerial Vacancies

Ministers, Lay Pastors and Lay Leaders on the General Assembly of Unitarian & Free Christian Churches’ Roll seeking to apply for any of the above vacant pulpits should write to or email Simon Bland at Unitarian Headquarters and not the church(es) concerned.

Candidates must be on the Ministerial Roll of the General Assembly of Unitarian & Free Christian Churches or have equivalence of training and accreditation within the Unitarian Universalist tradition, or be willing to take the necessary steps to be appointed to the Roll. For more information, visit our Ministers page.

vacancies (full time)

New Unity, North London

● to work alongside the congregation to review, challenge and refresh congregational norms in the spirit of helping New Unity realise our full potential
● to lead and inspire members of the congregation in their spiritual and personal development
● to support the continued health and growth of New Unity’s community, nurturing its diversity
● to ensure pastoral care is provided, as appropriate
● to help New Unity be a presence in the local community, as a force for good
● to focus on the whole week, not just on Sundays
● to work towards other purposes as might be reasonably required from time to time

Full description of role and requirements are in this document.

St Stephen’s Green Unitarian Church, Dublin

Following seventeen years of loyal and dedicated service Rev. Bridget Spain will retire in May 2024 from her position as minister to the congregation of St. Stephen’s Green Unitarian Church (Dublin). A formal notice inviting applications to fill the ministerial vacancy will be circulated in early June and the application period will remain open until late September 2024.

If this vacant position might be of interest to you, and if you are (or expect to be) suitably qualified to fill the position, we would encourage you to learn more about our congregation through visiting our website at

You would also be welcome to get to know more about us by paying a visit to Dublin to attend one of our Sunday Services and to join with us for coffee afterwards.

Should you require more information about this notice please contact Denise Dunne, the Chair of our congregation, by email or by post at Unitarian Church 112 St. Stephen’s Green Dublin D02 YP23 (Ireland).

Chowbent Unitarian Chapel, Atherton, Greater Manchester

Applications are invited for the position of full-time minister at Chowbent Unitarian Chapel, Atherton, Greater Manchester. A part-time appointment could be considered for a suitable candidate. Remuneration would be as recommended by the GA with housing allowance.

Chowbent is the oldest place of worship in the town. It is a member of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches. The Chapel was granted Grade II* Listed status in 1966. Further information is available on the Chapel’s website.

The congregation is loyal and hardworking and members are active in Atherton Churches Together.

A minister is needed to provide leadership, pastoral care and development of community involvement. The appointee would be supported by the congregation and the North East Lancashire Unitarian Mission.

To express an interest please contact Simon Bland at the GA.

Merseyside Unitarian Ministry Partnership (Wigan, Warrington & Chester Unitarians)

vacancies (part time)

Belper Unitarians

Ipswich Unitarians – see also additional Background Info

Kingswood Unitarians

Norcliffe Chapel (Styal)

vacancies (Overseas):

Unitarian Church of South Australia (full time)