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Around the ̨ʹٷվ in seven days: 19-25 June 2024

18 Jun 2024
A round up of news from around the United Reformed Church over the past seven days, 19-25 June. East Midlands Synod A big round of applause to St Andrew’s ̨ʹٷվ in Peterborough which, in May, dedicated its monthly “bring and share” lunches to raise money for Christian Aid. A whopping £884 was raised further supplemented […]

Groby Elder becomes Newbigin Pioneering Hub’s first Assembly Accredited Lay Pioneer

17 Jun 2024
Wendy Hall, an Elder of Groby United Reformed Church in Leicestershire, is set to become the Newbigin Pionneering Hub’s first ̨ʹٷվ Assembly Accredited Lay Pioneer. In this reflection, Wendy shares her story about how she went from the margins of church to being at its centre: ”I feel as if I have always sat on […]

Transform lives for good by making lunch

17 Jun 2024
Everything at Transforming Lives for Good (TGL) begins with the local church. When TLG first began in 1999, it worked with one church responding to the needs of struggling children in their local community – now it equips more than 200 churches of all shapes and sizes across the UK. TLG equips churches, like Bere […]

“I was the right person to deliver the ̨ʹٷվ’s slavery apology to Jamaicans”

12 Jun 2024
In a letter published by The Guardian on 12 June, the Revd Dr Tessa Henry-Robinson, Moderator of the ̨ʹٷվ General Assembly, responds to a suggestion that it was absurd for her as a Black British woman to deliver the ̨ʹٷվ’s apology to Black Jamaicans. Tessa’s letter comes after Dr Robert Beckford, a theologian and broadcaster, […]

Wroxham member features on BBC Songs of Praise for Carers Week

11 Jun 2024
For Carers Week 2024, presenter Revd Kate Bottley and the Songs of Praise team visited Elizabeth Grint, a member of Wroxham & Hoveton United Reformed Church in Norfolk to explore the important role that faith plays for those caring for loved ones.  In the episode, broadcast on 9 June, Liz, who cares for her husband […]

Around the ̨ʹٷվ in seven days: 10-16 June 2024

10 Jun 2024
A round up of news from around the United Reformed Church over the past seven days, 10-16 June 2024. Southern Synod Ministers, CRCWs and local church leaders from around Southern Synod recently enjoyed four days of inspirational training at High Leigh Conference Centre. Revd Memona Shabaz, called it a “great opportunity to praise, worship, and […]
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