Area Partnerships

east-anglia-map-thumbWho's in your Area Partnership?

Local URC inter-church fellowship and decision-making are fostered through the Area Partnerships. Within the Eastern Synod, there is also one United URC/Methodist Area Council.

Download: Area Partnerships definition and function and APPA role

Download: Map

Download: Area Partnership list (alphabetical within AP: church numbers showing)

Website:   Find a church on the URC website 

Download:  List of Lay People Authorised to Preside at the Sacraments

Area Partnerships

Pastoral Advocates

Cambridge Area Partnership - 7XPA

Revd Dr Catherine Ball
Revd Deborah McVey
Revd Bruce Waldron

Central Suffolk Area Partnership - 7XPB

Dr Richard Jurd

Colchester & Tendring Area Partnership 7XPD

Mr Richard Austing

Ipswich & East Suffolk Area Partnership - 7XPE

currently vacant

Mid Essex Area Partnership - 7XPC

Revd John Cox
Mr Gil Heathcote

Norfolk & Waveney Area Partnership - 7XF

Revd Ian Fosten
Mr Keir Hounsome

South East Essex Area Partnership - 7XPG

Miss Jean Hall

South West Essex Area Partnership - 7XPH

currently vacant

West Suffolk Area Partnership - 7XPJ

Revd Cecil White (Interim APPA)

Ecumenical Area (HAEBEA) - 7F00
Hertfordshire and Essex Border Ecumenical Area

Chairman: Revd Kathryn Taylor
Secretary: Mr Michael Fischer

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