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Reform magazine: June 2024 edition

23 May 2024
Does the Church have a problem with class? That’s the big question Reform magazine is asking in June. Four experienced contributors from across the Church spectrum offer thought-provoking responses and challenge us to think about our own. Angela Rigby asks another difficult question when she explores the world of autism and asks if Jesus’ disciple […]

United Reformed Church wants poverty to end and for everyone to vote as General Election is announced

22 May 2024
The United Reformed Church (URC) is encouraging all voters to engage in the upcoming General Election, to take place on 4 July 2024, and to use it as an opportunity to urge political leaders to end poverty in the UK. At its 2023 General Assembly, the URC made a resolution that “calls upon political leaders […]

Swifts make new home at Shanklin church

20 May 2024
Swifts have a new home at Shanklin United Reformed Church (URC’s) thanks to two cousins. Robin Harley, Countryside Officer for Bournmouth, Christchurch, and Poole Council, contacted his cousin the Revd Brian Harley, Minister of Shanklin URC, when he spotted that the church’s clock tower and bell chamber would be a perfect nesting site for the […]

Strengthening communities in Somerset

13 May 2024
One of the key aims of Strengthening Communities, a Church Related Community Work project in Somerset serving Westfield (Bridgwater) & Canninton United Reformed Churches, is to respond to rural and urban deprivation.  The South Western Synod-based project also seeks to help with problems associated with social isolation and changing community dynamics. In this reflection, Marie […]

Around the URC in seven days: 13-19 May 2024

13 May 2024
A round up of news from around the United Reformed Church over the past seven days: 13-19 May 2024. West Midlands Synod The congregation of Shrewsbury URC received seven new members at a service held on 5 May.  From left, Ruth and Stuart were made members for the first time, Tom transferred from another URC […]

Reform magazine: May 2024 edition

30 Apr 2024
Inside the May edition of Reform magazine, out now! Progressive rock icon Rick Wakeman shares his love for the United Reformed Church in this month’s Reform. He talks Henry VIII and funeral hymns, and tells the magazine he likes to consider himself “a Christian who lives in the real world”. Also in the real world, […]
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