United Reformed Church

What is Commitment for Life?

Find out more about Commitment for Life and how your church can join and make a difference to vulnerable communities.

What happens when your church joins?

You choose which region to support and receive updates and resources about it.

The three regions are:

Each church appoints a Commitment for Life link person. Through your link person, your church receives Moving Stories six times a year together with three mailings a year.

Mailings include:

  • News about your region
  • Posters and leaflets
  • Opportunities to give
  • Worship resources
  • Latest information on campaigns
  • Ideas for prayer, services and action

We encourage you to hold an annual Commitment for Life service. Share more about the partners in your chosen region.


There are several ways your church can support people through Commitment for Life:

  • Pray for your region ‘without ceasing’
  • Stand up for global justice through action and advocacy
  • Hold an annual Commitment for Life service
  • Consider commiting 1% of your income
  • Collect envelopes. Gift Aid can be added via your church
  • Consider leaving a legacy
  • Host social, educational and children’s events.

Contributions can be made to by cheque or bank transfer. Please download our remittance advice form (PDF | 55kb) and email it to suzanne.pearson@urc.org.uk.

If sending contributions by bank transfer, please ensure you quote your church Yearbook number/CFL/church name.

75% is to support Christian Aid partners in the three regions,  5% goes to Global Justice Now to support its work against poverty, and 20% is retained to cover education, grants, administration and advocacy

Find out more

If you are interested in the programme, we would love to hear from you.

Write to us at: Commitment for Life, 86 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RT
Call us on: 020 7916 8638
Email us at: commitmentforlife@urc.org.uk

United Reformed Church