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Our 50th Anniversary

We are still here after 50 years. What does that say to us? And what is God saying to us? What opportunities does it give us to reflect on our story, on who we are, on what we stand for, on who we follow – and to share that with others?

As local churches and as the URC, marking our 50th year can help us to plan for the future – not only to keep pursuing our ecumenical vision, but also to plan for how we will continue to be an active, engaged and faithful Christian presence in our communities and in new ones. Not least, marking our Jubilee will be an opportunity to give thanks.

Methodist Central Hall

50th anniversary events

On Saturday 1 October, a number of events are taking place to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the URC. They include a Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration at Methodist Central Hall Westminster, Open Church House events and a Walk to Westminster

Resource pack for local churches

Order or download materials from our 50th anniversary resource pack. The pack includes worship materials, a drama script, a quiz and new additional quiz questions, and a poster

URC 50th Anniversary Logo

50th anniversary logos

Download the official logos for the United Reformed Church’s 50th anniversary and use them on your own resources

Celebrate Together book

Celebrate Together is a lively, colourful picture book designed for families to share together, is free of charge for all members of, and those connected to, the URC

Worship Resources Competition Winners

The winners of the URC 50th anniversary Worship Competition have been announced. Watch/listen to the winning entries and download the words to the hymns and poem

Join our 50th anniversary choir

We are looking for people to join the URC’s 50th anniversary choir and sing at our Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving

Anniversary video

This video shows how we’ll be celebrating our 50th anniversary

A reflection on our upcoming anniversary

The Revd Dr John Bradbury, General Secretary of the United Reformed Church, reflects on our upcoming anniversary

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