Same sex weddings
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Unitarians have long supported lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, and we are proud to provide marriage ceremonies for all couples. In fact, we were one of the the first churches to offer same-sex marriages.
In 2012, we made history when Cross Street Unitarian Chapel in Manchester became the first place of worship to register for civil partnerships and Ullet Road Unitarian Church in Liverpool conducted the first religious same-sex civil partnership in the UK.
When the law changed to allow same sex marriages, many Unitarian congregations were among the first to register to offer them too. Today, most of our 160+ Unitarian churches, chapels and meeting houses in the UK are now registered to conduct same-sex marriages.
Our talented ministers will listen to your needs and beliefs – there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to a Unitarian marriage. The ceremony you co-create will be for and about you and your partner, and your shared spiritual journey. It can reflect your culture or beliefs, whether you’re a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim or atheist.
We will listen to what you reveal, and help bring it to life.
Unitarian spiritual homes come in all shapes and sizes, from remote chapels set in idyllic countryside like Gellionnen Chapel in Pontardawe, Wales, to grand inner-city spaces like Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead. We’re sure you’ll find one that you’ll love, and a minster who will help you realise your dream ceremony.