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Brighton Portico

We welcome all
who seek spiritual meaning in life,
all who believe religion is wider than any one faith

Sunday service 23rd June 2024, 11am: Congregational Service

All are welcome at our congregational Sunday service (23rd June, 11am). This will be led by our member Brian Bell who will be exploring the theme "Spirit of Sussex".


Contributions will include poetry, prose, music and reflection. 


Both Hymns are from the Green Book - Hymns for living

Morning has broken (280)  

Let love continue long (188). 


This service will not be live-streamed. 


There will be tea, coffee, and a chance to chat after the service. 


We look forward to welcoming you to our inclusive church.



'Back to Life' by Christine Clark-Lowes

This interesting and well-researched book by Christine Clark-Lowes, a BUC member, tells the stories of the people named on plaques in our beautiful Grade II listed church.


There is a reference copy in the church, and copies are available in the church office in return for a donation to the church. 

How to support Brighton Unitarian Church from the comfort of your sofa

Just a reminder that the church is partnered with Easy Fundraising if our members and friends would like to sign up in order to generate donations for the church as they shop online. This works a bit like the Amazon Smile scheme which recently closed but with many more choices as to where you shop. In fact Easy Fundraising is the UK’s biggest charity shopping site.


Launched in 2005, their community of over 2 million supporters have raised over £42 million for thousands of causes across the UK. Easy Fundraising partners with over 7,000 brands who will donate part of what you spend to a cause of your choice. It won’t cost you any extra. The cost is covered by the brand.

Once you’ve set up your account, you’ll have the option to install the EF browser extension which is called the Donation Reminder. It will pop up on every retailer site where a donation is available - which means you don’t have to remember to go via the EF website to do your shopping, just shop online as normal!

To find out more, visit our Easy Fundraising page:

or use the QR code below:

Wednesday lunchtime

Music and Silence 12.15-2pm

Every Wednesday lunchtime our doors are open for spiritual nourishment.

12.15 - 1pm - Live piano music

1-1.15pm - Free cuppa and chat

         1.15-2pm - Quiet reflection, prayers           and sharing

All are welcome.

Wednesday evening

Heart & Soul

Heart and Soul is an evening gathering of reflection, contemplation and sharing.


Meetings are held online on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month starting at 7.30pm and lasting an hour. All are very welcome. For an invitation please email us.


Sunday Service at 11am

Held in the church every Sunday followed by tea/coffee and conversation. Most are live-streamed so you can watch at home if you are unable to come to the church.

For more information about services and recordings of recent services:


We welcome all who seek a better life through spiritual and intellectual exploration. We welcome all who believe that religion is wider than any one sect and deeper than any one set of opinions.


We welcome all who seek a better life through spiritual and intellectual exploration.  We have respect for all faiths, coupled with a modern religious outlook that encourages freedom of individual thought and conscience. We welcome all who believe that religion is wider than any one sect and deeper than any one set of opinions.


Our services draw their inspiration from diverse sources and the spiritual content depends on the service leader. Service leaders include members of the congregation, visiting ministers, and members of other Unitarian churches. Most services include an address, music, prayer or meditation and a quiet time for personal reflection. Readings come from the scriptures of the world faiths and wisdom traditions, philosophy and from contemporary literature and science.


This wonderful, creative and sacred space right in the heart of Brighton has been opening its doors to worshippers and musicians for 200 years.

Many well known local musical groups practise and perform here including Good Vibe Choir, Wham Jam Community Choir, Slavic Voices (Brighton) Choir. We also host the Sussex Musicians' Club's monthly concerts (now in its 100th year), African drumming workshops,  monthly Tango Milonga Sábados, Soulful Singing workshops and our own Friday lunchtime fund-raising concerts.

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