Synods are regional administrative groupings of churches. They administer churches at a regional level.
There are 13 Synods in the United Reformed Church. Click the links below to find out more.

Synod Synod Moderators Synod Homepage Prov-Map-2013
Synod 1
Northern information page...

The Revd David Herbert

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Synod 2
North Western information page...

In vacancy

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Synod 3
Mersey information page...

The Revd Jacky Embrey

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Synod 4
Yorkshire information page...

The Revd Kevin Watson

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Synod 5
East Midlands information page...

The Revd Peter Meek

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Synod 6
West Midlands information page...

The Revd Steve Faber

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Synod 7
Eastern information page...

The Revd Paul Whittle

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Synod 8
South Western information page...

The Revd Ruth Whitehead

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Synod 9
Wessex information page...

The Revd Clare Downing

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Synod 10
Thames North information page...

The Revd Dr Andrew Prasad

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Synod 11
Southern information page...

The Revd Nicola Furley-Smith

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Synod 12
Synod of Wales information page...

The Revd Simon Walkling

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Synod 13
Synod of Scotland information page...

The Revd Dr David Pickering

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Synod 7

The United Reformed Church, Eastern Synod, 36 Duxford Road, Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire CB22 4ND

t: 01223 830 770
e: admin@urceastern.org.uk
w: www.urc-eastern.org.uk

Moderator
The Revd Paul Whittle
moderator@urceastern.org.uk


Synod Clerk
Mr Keir Hounsome
clerk@urceastern.org.uk

Synod Treasurer
Mr Gil Heathcote
treasurer@urceastern.org.uk

Finance and Trust Officer
Mr David Smith
finance@urceastern.org.uk

PA to the Moderator and Manager
Mrs Jane Langford-Horder
modpa@urceastern.org.uk

Office and Website Administrator
Mrs Sue Drane 
admin@urceastern.org.uk

Resources Officer
Mrs Penelope Davies-Brown
resources@urceastern.org.uk

CYDO
Mrs Nicola Grieves
cydo@urceastern.org.uk

Synod Safeguarding Officer
Mrs Nicola Grieves
cydo@urceastern.org.uk
07515 721 172

Mission and Training Officer
Ms Lindsey Brown
training@urceastern.org.uk

Regional Pilots Officer
Mrs Sylvia Paine
flaevious1@tiscali.co.uk

1 Fingall Road, Wavertree, Liverpool L15 9JE

t: 0151 722 6590
f: 0151 738 1869
e: synodoffice@urcmerseysynod.org.uk
w: www.urcmerseysynod.org.uk

Moderator
The Revd Jacky Embrey
moderator@urcmerseysynod.org.uk


Synod Clerk
Mrs Rita Griffiths
synodclerk@urcmerseysynod.org.uk

Synod Treasurer
Mr Jimmy Lindsay
synodtreasurer@urcmerseysynod.org.uk

Finance Officer
Denise Harman
financeofficer@urcmerseysynod.org.uk

Synod Property Officer
Mike Rushton
propertyofficer@urcmerseysynod.org.uk

Synod Trust Officer
Neil Mackenzie
trustofficer@urcmerseysynod.org.uk

Ecumenical Officers
The Revd Ian Smith
ian.smith@byrne-smith.com
The Revd Janet Calderley
janet.calderley@btinternet.com

Children’s and Youth Development Officer
Steven Mitchell 
cydo@urcmerseysynod.org.uk

Training Officer
Sandra Wellington
trainingofficer@urcmerseysynod.org.uk

Missional Discipleship Enabler
The Revd Stuart Radcliffe
mde@urcmerseysynod.org.uk

Synod Safeguarding Officer / Safeguarding Advisor
Julie Rafferty
safeguarding@urcmerseysynod.org.uk
07964 981 262

Officer Manager / Moderator's PA
Lynne Barker
officemanager@urcmerseysynod.org.uk

Administrative Assistant
Denise Harman
adminassistant@urcmerseysynod.org.uk

Communications Officer
Joy Aldred

Pilots Regional Officer
Yvonne Campbell
yvonnecampbell167@yahoo.co.uk

Synod 5

East Midlands Synod Office, 1 Edwards Lane, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 3AA

t: 0115 960 9241
e: office@urc5.org.uk
w: www.urc5.org.uk

Moderator
The Revd Peter Meek
mod@urc5.org.uk


Synod Clerk
Mrs Helen Lidgett
clerk@urc5.org.uk

Synod/Trust Treasurer
Mr David Greatorex
treasurer@urc5.org.uk

Synod Convenor of Finance and Property
Vacant

Synod Property/Trust Officer
Mr Robert White
trust@urc5.org.uk

Legal Advisor
Miss Catriona Wheeler
catriona.wheeler@andrew-solicitors.co.uk

Ecumenical Officer and Deputy Moderator
The Revd Geoffrey Clarke
minister@thecrossing.co.uk

CYDO
Mrs Jane Henderson
cydo@urc5.org.uk

Training & Development Officer
The Revd Dr Deborah Baird
training@urc5.org.uk

Pilots Regional Officers
Mrs Tricia Legge 
tricialegge@virginmedia.com
Mr Gus Webbe
ebbewsug@supanet.com

Synod Administrator & Office Manager
Mrs Chris Willis
admin@urc5.org.uk

Synod Safeguarding Officer 
Mrs Jane Henderson
safeguarding@urc5.org.uk
0757 229 1007

PA to the Moderator
Mrs Hannah Willey
modpa@urc5.org.uk

PA to Training & Development Officer/PA to CYDO
Miss Hannah Holmes
trainingpa@urc5.org.uk

Book Keeper
Mrs Donna Varley
bookkeeper@urc5.org.uk

Synod 2

United Reformed Church Synod Office, Franklin Street, Eccles, Manchester M30 0QZ

t: 0161 789 5583
e: admin@nwsynod.org.uk
w: www.nwsynod.org.uk

Moderator
In vacancy


Synod Clerk
The Revd Brian Jolly
brianjolly322@btinternet.com

Synod Treasurer
Mr Mike Hart
treasurer@nwsynod.org.uk

Chair, Synod Trust
Mrs Jean Mullineux
resources@nwsynod.org.uk

Legal, Trust & Property Officer
Mrs Adelle Hartwell
trust@nwsynod.org.uk

Synod Finance Officer
Mr David Wyke
financeofficer@nwsynod.org.uk

CYDO
Mr Leo Roberts
cydo@nwsynod.org.uk

Safeguarding Officer
Mrs Julie Rafferty
safeguarding@nwsynod.org.uk
07964 981 262

Moderators PA & Office Manager
Mrs Hazel Wall
admin@nwsynod.org.uk

Office Secretary
Miss Kerry Later
office@nwsynod.org.uk

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