Synod Meetings

The Synod Council meets twice a year in March and October, chaired by the Synod Moderator: Revd Paul Whittle and the Synod Clerk Keir Hounsome.

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Location: Colchester Lion Walk URC, Lion Walk Precinct, Colchester, CO1 1LX

Download: Synod Agenda and Directions when available

Timing: Synod Meetings begin at 10.30am, with refreshments served from 10.00am.  Meetings finish with worship at 3.30pm, with refreshments served following worship at 4.00pm.

We do not arrange a creche as a matter of course at our meetings, but please contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in good time to allow us to investigate setting up a creche if you would make use of the facility.

Synod Meeting Minutes - Presentations and Reports

Download: Minutes October 2019 
Revd Paul Whittle Address to Synod
Revd Paul Whittle Visiting Vellore 2019
Lindsey Brown Reflection
Dr Sam Richards Head of Children's and Youth Work 20-40s in the URC
Richard Lewney Report on visit to Palestine/Israel
Diana Paulding Report on visit to Palestine/Israel
Andrew East Report on Street Pastors 

Download: Minutes March 2019  
Revd Paul Whittle Reflection on Forty Years (and what next) of Ministry
Revd Nigel Uden's Presentation - Blessed to be a blessing: living as those baptised into Christ (pdf)
Dr Christine Macleod - Health and Healing WHO definition of health (pdf) 

Download: Minutes 13th October 2018 
Supporting Local Churches Presentation A Denominational View (pdf) 

Download: Minutes 17th March, 2018
Youth Assembly Talk - Save our World, save God's world

Download: Minutes 14th October 2017
Simon Goddard's  - Missional Discipleship
Peter Ball's - Synod Reflection 

Download:  Minutes 18th March 2017
David Cornick's - 'Living with unforeseen consequences: Luther's theses and ecumenism'
Tim Yau Pioneer Reflections - URC Pioneer Pathways?

Download: Minutes 8th October 2016
Reflective account on Synod Meeting - by Louise Tailford - at Stowmarket URC on 8th October 2016 
Download: Minutes 19th March 2016dream-childrens-synod-march
Report and Pictures from Children's Synod 19th March 2016 -  'Dream'
Reformed Roofrack Talk by -  Revd John Proctor   - Prospects and Possibilities for the URC
Refugee Crisis March 2016 - by Melanie Smith - 5 years since the start of the war in Syria. 

Download: Minutes 10th October 2015
Download: Minutes 14th March 2015
Report and Pictures from 14th March 2015 including Children's Synod 'Hidden Treasures' 

Download: Minutes 11th October 2014pizza-factory
Report and Pictures from 11th October 2014
Download: Minutes 15th March 2014
Report and Pictures from 15th March 2014
Report and Pictures Children's Synod, 15th March 2014 - 'The Pizza Factory'

Download: Minutes 12th October 2013     
Report and Pictures from 12th October 2013 at Stowmarket URC
Minutes 16th March 2013
Report and Pictures from 16th March 2013
Download: Minutes 20th October 2012

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