Southport Unitarians

Rites of Passage


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We are not bound by religious rules and customs and so can offer a personal ceremony to welcome the birth of a new child into the family.

The ceremony may be called a Naming , Dedication, Blessing, Thanksgiving Ceremony or Baptism. What is important for us is the commitment by the community, as well as the parents and friends, to offer the child love and support through their journey growing up.

The form and content of the ceremony will depend on discussions between the child's parents and Philip. The resulting ceremony will be something unique to that child. The ceremony can be performed during the Sunday Service or at a time suitable for the family, friends and Minister.


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The nearest Unitarian Church to Southport registered to carry out all weddings is the beautiful Ullet Road Church, Sefton Park Liverpool. For more information please contact Rev Philip Waldron, detais at the bottom of this section Tel: 07828 883484 or visit their website:Ullet Road website

Unitarians view marriage as the holy joining of two people in an act of commitment, love and celebration.

Ullet Road Unitarian Church is happy to marry couples seeking a spiritual, individual, unique, alternative or traditional ceremony.

If you want a wedding that reflects your values and beliefs, then we may be the right place for you. Unitarian weddings reflect the ethos of Unitarianism but there are no set patterns and our minister will work with each individual couple to create a ceremony that is right for you. Couples are actively encouraged to decide the form of language and the elements to be included in the ceremony.

There are no tests of faith you have to pass to be married with us. If you are divorced, this is no problem for us. If you are a mixed-religion couple, or one or both of you are atheist or humanist, this is no problem for us. Our wedding ceremonies are spiritual but we understand spirituality in a broad and inclusive way. We can include material from different religions, or from secular sources too. You do not need to be a Unitarian to marry in our Church. However we do ask that you attend some of our services, as it's important you get to know the religious community in which you're going to get married.

Unitarian services involve many of the elements normally associated with church weddings. They may entail the exchange of vows and rings. They might also include prayers and music. But they begin with the commitment to create something that is right for each couple.

Ullet Road Church is registered for same-sex marriages. If you are a same-sex couple and want a church wedding, then we are happy to provide this. Unitarians have long supported gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights and we are more than happy to provide ceremonies for all couples.


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Unitarians believe that it is the individuality of people that makes them human; that everyone is free to choose what they believe - or don't believe - in this life; and we believe that a funeral should reflect the true nature of a person - without imposing inappropriate words or beliefs on their memory . or on to you.

Together we can create a funeral that feels only right and natural.

For more information please contact Rev Phil Waldron.
Tel: 07828 883484 or visit their website:Ullet Road website

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