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Get the latest advice, updates and resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic from the United Reformed Church. Read More … Continue reading

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URC leads ‘amazing’ online pilgrimage to Bethlehem

More than 100 people attended an online pilgrimage to Bethlehem in September, raising £1,200 for struggling families in the region. The event was created and led by United Reformed Church (URC) representatives who went on a URC educational visit to the Holy Land last year, and was supported by Commitment for Life (CfL), the URC’s… Continue reading

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Mission Council to meet online next week

Mission Council, the United Reformed Church’s (URC) executive body, will meet online, from 20-21 November. Related papers are published online and can be found here. Read More … Continue reading

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URC marks Inter Faith Week with events and resources

The United Reformed Church (URC) has coordinated a series of special events and created resources to help mark Inter Faith Week, taking place from 8-15 November. On 9 November, an online celebration will take place to review a pilot event which took place in October where conversations between mosques and churches were held. Read More… Continue reading

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URC General Assembly Moderators comment on new four-week lockdown

The Revd Clare Downing and Mr Peter Pay, General Assembly Moderators of the United Reformed Church, make the following statement after a new four-week lockdown began in England on 5 November. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all… Continue reading

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New Moderator of URC’s Thames North Synod nominated

The Revd George Watt, Minister of Reigate Park United Reformed Church (URC), has been nominated as the next Moderator of the Church’s Thames North Synod.  George was born and brought up in the Highlands of Scotland, living most of his childhood in the village of Lairg in Sutherland. Read More … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day: ‘Lights Out’ a reflection by the Revd Michael Meachin

The Revd Michael Meachin, United Reformed Church Chaplain to the Royal Navy’s HMS Collingwood, offers this reflection for Remembrance Day 2020. At 11am on the 11 November each year, we will join with many countries around the world in two minutes silence to remember all who have been killed, wounded or affected by war.  Read… Continue reading

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URC launch safeguarding strategic plan

In October 2020, the United Reformed Church (URC) launched its five-year safeguarding strategic plan. The plan requires all parts of the URC – it’s people, councils, committees and groups – to work together on six key objectives to ensure the Church provides a sustained community of care where everyone, particularly the most vulnerable, can find… Continue reading

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Scottish faith leaders express concern over Internal Market Bill

The Revd Lindsey Sanderson, United Reformed Church National Synod of Scotland representative to the Scottish Church Leaders’ Forum, has joined a number of Scottish church leaders in writing to all Scottish MPs and Peers to express concerns about the Internal Market Bill. At present, the UK is part of the European single market, with jointly agreed… Continue reading

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Free Remembrance resources available

Remembrance Sunday on 8 November, and Armistice Day on 11 November, are poignant opportunities to remember those who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars, as well as later conflicts. Simon Peters, Walking the Way: Living the life of Jesus today Project Manager, and Martin Hayward, Mission and Development Officer for the… Continue reading

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