Unitarian Meeting House, Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1RH

hire UNITARIAN MEETING HOUSE
Bury St Edmunds' finest building

Churchgate Area Association

Bury Concert Club

Viva Voices

Churchgate Sinfonia

Churchgate Showcase

Some of the organisations that use Churchgate Meeting House






About us

Bury St Edmunds' finest building


The Meeting House was built in 1711 for its Presbyterian congregation, and is a fine example of the English Baroque style in its softer, more provincial manner. Fully restored between 1975 and 1991, the Grade 1 listed building is now one of Bury St Edmunds' most elegant venues.


The facade to Churchgate Street is one of the jewels of the town, with its gauged and rubbed brickwork in two tones of red, and excellent proportions.


Superb Acoustics


The warm wood floor, good height, and human scale combine to provide a clear and sympathetic sound for a variety of public uses.  After all, it was built to ensure commanding solo performances!


A highly adaptable space


The interior is a classic example of a nonconformist meeting house of the period.  The central open space is dominated by a fine two-tiered pulpit and surrounded on three sides by galleries containing the original box pews.


Serving Bury St Edmunds


The Meeting House is currently owned by Unitarian Trustees, and managed by the House Committee which includes representatives of the Community. The aim is to ensure wide and appropriate public use of the building for many years to come.
The House Committee is a committee of the Unitarian Trustees, an excepted charity