Our Ethos

The ethos of Kendal Unitarian Chapel encompasses freedom, reason and tolerance. Freedom is expressed through the encouragement for each person to find his or her own spiritual path, without the constraints of a formal creed or doctrine imposed from above, and informed by reason and conscience. Tolerance means not only listening to new ideas and being willing to learn from others but also celebrating differences between people in an atmosphere of mutual respect. The members of the congregation have a great variety of attitudes and beliefs and we welcome all who come in a genuine spirit of openness, seeking to learn from other people’s thoughts and experiences.

This ethos is expressed through our worship in the Chapel, which may explore new and diverse ways of approaching the Divine. And it is expressed through the Chapel’s long commitment to social concerns through education, justice, health and gender equality.