Ministry in the URC

Opportunity to serve the United Reformed Church

The United Reformed Church is currently accepting applications for Certificates of Eligibility which, if granted, give the opportunity for a minister of a sister church to seek a pastorate within the URC and join our roll of ministers.  Applications are welcome from ministers who are members of churches that are either a member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, the Council for World Mission or the World Communion of Reformed Churches.
In considering applications the following criteria will be considered:
* Experience in ordained ministry (minimum 5 years)
* Under the age of 58 (this is intentionally long-term)
* Intercultural competence
* Understanding/experience of working in multi-church pastorates
* Readiness to serve in any part of the UK

Those interested should contact the Ministries Office for an application pack.
e: ministries@urc.org.uk
t: 020 7916 8649)
Applications should be received by November 2nd 2018, with shortlisting to follow and interviews in December.


vocations day sep 2018


The ministires committee is responsible for


Ministers Gathering 30 April- 3 May 2018

Here are Peggy Kabonde's three Powerpoint presentations, the Powerpoint presentations for Loveday Alexander’s Bible studies along with her ‘Stations of Mark’s Gospel’ and the closing reflections of Francis Brienen and Geoffrey Clarke.  Links to videos and photos are below.

Setting the Scene

Rowan Williams
Disciples in the Modern City: Maria Skobtsova - Race, Refugees and Martyrdom:

Peggy Kabonde
The discipleship challenge in the 21st Century pt 1:

Songs - a link to the songs used by Iain McLarty and Doug Gay:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZRelYkRJ1n8OxrDnH6ZJiY7t-caerv8RVzCsKBw8X3A/edit?usp=sharing

Photos - a link to photographs from the event and these can be downloaded and used for non-commercial purposes:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmbd16cm

Are you thinking about ministry? 

Some ministers tell their stories:

  1. Sally
  2. Dorothee
  3. Sohail
  4. David
  5. Judith
  6. Stephen
  7. Fiona
  8. Mike


Some CRCWs talk about their ministry

Introduction to the ministry of Church Related Community Work
CRCW 1
CRCW 2
CRCW 3


The ministries committee deals with general policy on ministry issues and produces major reports and publications like 'Equipping the Saints'.
Within the committee there are 5 sub-committees and one advocate:

Assessment Board
Responsible for the candidating procedures and assesses candidates for the Ministry of Word and Sacraments and Church Related Community Work

Accreditation sub-committee
Maintains the roll of ministers, accredits those applying for inclusion after training and those coming from other denominations. It also deals with applications for Special Category Ministry posts

Church Related Community Work Programme sub-committee
Is responsible for supporting the Church Related Community Work Ministry and Programme under the terms agreed in the Church Related Community Work Covenant. This includes the accreditation of Churches-in-Community

Maintenance of the Ministry sub-committee
Advises on the level of stipend and ministers’ conditions of service through the Plan for Partnership. It is also concerned for pensions through its associated Pensions Sub-Committee.

Retired Ministers' Housing sub-committee
Works in Association with the United Reformed Church Retired Ministers' Housing Society Ltd.

Leadership in worship advocate
Resources for worship

The committee is also involved with or responsible for: