Welcome to Chowbent Chapel

First Chapel  1645  Chowbent Unitarian Chapel  1721 Present Chapel



We are a religious community rooted in the Judaeo-Christian heritage, open to all who wish to explore the spiritual dimension of their lives in an atmosphere of freedom, reason and tolerance. The congregation, established in 1645, is a warm, friendly fellowship.

We welcome new worshipers.
We meet for worship each Sunday morning at 10-45 
and have a Sunday school which begins in Chapel at that time 
then continues in Chowbent hall next door.
Marriages and Baptisms are conducted by arrangement
Leave a message on the telephone: The Vestry 873956






First Chapel  1645  Chowbent Unitarian Chapel  1721 Present Chapel

Please click the link for our  Easter Message
We are a religious community rooted in the Judaeo-Christian heritage, open to all who wish to explore the spiritual dimension of their lives in an atmosphere of freedom, reason and tolerance. The congregation, established in 1645, is a warm, friendly fellowship.

We welcome new worshipers.
We meet for worship each Sunday morning at 10-45 
and have a Sunday school which begins in Chapel at that time 
then continues in Chowbent hall next door.
Marriages and Baptisms are conducted by arrangement
Leave a message on the telephone: The Vestry 873956






Thinking about the situation we find ourselves in and one aspect of my life that has consumed much of my leisure time and another that has been a right pain in the proverbial.
In ornithological terms, this is a most exciting time of the year with many migrant birds returning from their winter quarters in Africa and as far away as the Antarctic. I have already noted the arrival of Willow Warbler, Swallow, Chiffchaff and Wheatear. Resident birds are now busy nesting and the song of Robin, Song thrush, and Yellowhammer was wonderful on the ear as I stand outside in my garden.
Last year I would have cursed the very sight of the ever-growing garden that needed my constant attention but now in confinement/lockdown I have realised its value as a wonderful retreat and place to pause and watch nature pass by, bees, butterflies and birds entertain as they go about their daily life.

Go out at night and watch and listen to things that appear in their time frame, bats circle the conifers a hedgehog snuffles through the garden doing a grand job of eating slugs who are in turn eating the new shoots of prized flowers and veg. A female tawny owl ke-wicks and the male replies hoo-hoo-ooo, (twit-twoo) how wonderful is that?
Look upward into the night sky and wonder at the vast array of stars and planets then if your timing is right the international space station whizzes by, while here on earth we are besieged by an unfamiliar deadly virus. so, in this time of uncertainty, my thoughts are with those less fortunate than me ho for a garden ho for a window box ho for somewhere to live.
When will we get back to normal and see our friends and families, see and be in my peaceful Chowbent Chapel? no one knows, hopefully soon. In the meantime, let's thank God that we are still healthy and have a wonderful NHS to take care of us should we become ill. David