Category Archives: United Reformed Church

29 Feb
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Next URC moderator appointed

Rev Dr David Pickering has been appointed as the next moderator of the United Reformed Church National Synod of Scotland. The URC’s Mission Council affirmed David’s nomination when it met on 13-15 November. David is currently the minister at St Andrew’s URC, Roundhay, Leeds, ...

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04 Feb
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Churches call for more funding to help people in and around Syria

Four major UK Churches have called on governments to provide substantial new funding to alleviate the suffering of the people of Syria including refugees in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. The call from the Baptist Union of ...

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Rev John Proctor
23 Dec
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United Reformed Church: Christmas Eve reflection – on the edge

Revd John Proctor, the United Reformed Church’s general secretary, turns to Luke’s account of the outcast and overlooked shepherds. Shepherds were out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night Luke 2:8 Shepherds lived on the edge – ...

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Most Rev David Chillingworth
06 Oct
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New Scottish Episcopal Institute dedicated for ministry formation

The new Scottish Episcopal Institute has been dedicated by the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church with a challenge that the contexts of ministry that people are being called to will “become ever more complex and demanding.” The Scottish Episcopal ...

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13 Sep
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URC Synod passes resolution on refugee crisis

Christians from throughout Scotland gathered at Robert Gordon’s College in Aberdeen on Saturday 12 September for the autumn synod meeting of the United Reformed Church National Synod of Scotland. During the meeting, representatives from the congregations that make up the ...

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Dr David Goodbourn
25 May
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Memorial service for Dr David Goodbourn

Many people involved in the life of the Churches in Scotland give thanks for the life and work of Dr David Goodbourn, formerly Principal of the Scottish Churches Open College. David died late last year and a service of thanksgiving ...

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23 May
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‘Mutual cooperation, not mutual destruction’ say Churches

An unprecedented 107 nations have signed a pledge to “stigmatise, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences and associated risks” at the Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear ...

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Andrew Weston
05 Apr
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United Reformed Church: Alleluia, Christ is risen!

Love, hope, salvation. Having journeyed through Lent and Holy Week, I wonder what your Easter Sunday routine is, asks Andrew Weston, Moderator of the Fellowship of United Reformed Youth. Maybe it starts with sharing Holy Communion at dawn? Or a ...

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