The congregation was formed in 1894 when Urmston was transforming from a farming community into a rural retreat for Manchester businessmen by means of the railway. Ensured of a congregation, the church was built in 1900.
Our church organ was built in 1910 and it was moved from its original home in Bradford, East Manchester to Urmston in 1951. The organ underwent a considerable renovation in 1996, the work being dedicated to Robert J. Haslam, former Chairman, and honorary organist at Queens Road.
Queens Road Unitarian Free Church Urmston stands close to the town centre and is open to all who wish to worship in a spirit of free inquiry. Unitarianism has its roots in Christianity and the teachings of Jesus and seeks to build upon the best of many religions, philosophies, and approaches to life. So, our worship, which is simple, includes praise to God, a celebration of life and its wonders and a sharing of concerns and ideals for human life and its dignity. People are encouraged to work out their own faith with honesty and sincerity and a mutual respect for differences.