1) Mission
2) Fresh Expressions
3) Rural Mission

Mission homepages2018 

Service times: 09.00 – 17.00 Monday to Friday

What we do

  • Offer support and advice to synods and local churches on engagement in mission and evangelism
  • Facilitate the giving of vision2020 grants for local mission work
  • Produce written resources on mission and evangelism (in print and online)
  • Promote tools and resources for local mission from ecumenical agencies, e.g. HOPE
  • Support the networks of synod mission enablers and pioneer ministers
  • Organise occasional workshops and conferences to support local mission
  • Speak at conferences and lead workshops

Who we are

francis brienenFrancis Brienen, deputy general secretary (mission)
t: 020 7691 9862





carole siredCarole Sired, PA for mission and ecumenical & interfaith relations





Fresh Expressions

FEx homepages2018

Service times: 09.00 – 17.00 Monday to Friday

What we do

“Fresh Expressions are new forms of church that emerge within contemporary culture and engage primarily with those who don’t ‘go to church”

  • First point of contact in the URC, for anyone who is interested in learning more about new ways of being church, or considering setting up a new type of church
  • Developing networks of interested parties – including synod-wide learning communities, and lay or ordained networks of pioneers
  • Fresh Expressions training – advice and help with presenting vision events, mission shaped intro and mission shaped ministry
  • Represent the URC in the wider ecumenical Fresh Expressions team

Who we are

linda raynorLinda Rayner: coordinator for fresh expressions
07944 806077





Rural Mission

Rural homepages2018 

Service times: 09.00 – 16.30 Monday to Friday (Germinate: Arthur Rank Centre)

What we do

  • Support rural churches in their ministry and mission
  • Visit synods and local churches to provide help and advice regarding rural mission
  • Produce resources, with colleagues at the Germinate: Arthur Rank Centre (details on Rural Mission page)

Who we are

Elizabeth ClarkElizabeth Clark: national rural officer
Arthur Rank Centre
t: 024 76 853081