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David Downing nominated to serve as Moderator of the URC South Western Synod

11 Apr 2024
The Revd David Downing has been nominated to serve as Moderator of the United Reformed Church (URC) South Western Synod after the Revd Ruth Whitehead was called to local church ministry in Pembrokeshire last year. David has served in pastoral charge of local churches since his ordination in 1999, and currently serves as minister of […]

Christian Aid Week 2024: 12-18 May

09 Apr 2024
Every Christian Aid Week people across Britain and Ireland raise funds, act and pray for their global neighbours in a celebration of hope for a fairer world. This year’s appeal runs from 12-18 May and is focusing on the charity’s work in Burundi, one of the most densely populated and poorest countries in Africa. Heavily […]

Moderator plods prayerfully around Mersey Synod during Holy Week

04 Apr 2024
In a demonstration of faith and devotion, the Revd Geoff Felton, Moderator of the URC Mersey Synod, undertook a journey of prayer across Mersey Synod during Holy Week. Over the course of four days, Geoff spent 16½ hours and 38.2 miles walking from Southport to Formby, Crosby to Allerton, Seacombe to West Kirby, and finally […]

Siblings on South African adventure gain Lundie award

04 Apr 2024
Four members of the same family have been named Lundie Memorial Award winners. Siblings Phoebe, 15, Zoey, 12, Elon, eight, and four-year-old Gideon Leung were all nominated by the Revd Angela Rigby, Minister of Christ Church URC in Tonbridge. Although, Christ Church is the family’s home church they are currently living in iKhethelo Children’s Village […]

Jenny Mills appointed as next URC Deputy General Secretary (Discipleship)

27 Mar 2024
The Revd Jenny Mills, the United Reformed Church’s (URC) Secretary for Education and Learning, has been appointed to serve as its Deputy General Secretary (Discipleship), taking up the role after the Revd Adrian Bulley retires in August. Jenny was a teacher at Lumbertubs Primary School, Northampton, before accepting the call into ministry. After training at […]

Michael Hopkins inducted as Wessex Synod Moderator

27 Mar 2024
On Saturday 23 March, 2024, the Revd Dr Michael Hopkins was inducted as Moderator of the URC Wessex Synod during an act of worship at London Street United Reformed Church in Basingstoke. Michael was appointed following the move by the Revd Clare Downing to be Moderator of the North Western Synod. Introduced by the Revd […]
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