Welcome to The URC Eastern Synod

DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THE SYNOD OFFICE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

PLEASE NOTE, due to the current Coronavirus variant lockdown ristrictions, the office will be checked once a week for post and telephone messages. Staff can be contacted by E-mail, addresses can be found in the Synod Yearbook or  CONTACT US on the Website 

Download: Interim Arrangements until a new Synod Moderator is in post:

leythanThe Revd Lythan Nevard, a United Reformed Church minister (URC) currently serving at the Cornerstone ecumenical project in Cranbrook, Exeter, and previously a minister in Hartlepool, Romford, Brixham and Babbacombe, has been nominated to be the next Moderator of Eastern Synod. The nomination follows the move by the Revd Paul Whittle to serve as Moderator of the URC National Synod of Scotland.   Read more 

Weekly Coronavirus  Information from Nicola and Lindsey

Yesterday at Synod Meeting we said farewell to Revd Paul Whittle, our Moderator of 12 years: 
watch the video of Nicola (filming) and Lindsey presenting Paul and Mary with their flowers and gifts, on behalf of you all...  

Weekly Update Information 21st April 2021hope-2021-200
Weekly Update Information 14th April 2021
Weekly Update Information 31st March 2021
Weekly Update Information 24th March 2021

All AGE WORSHIP RESOURCES ARE ON THE  SYNOD YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Holy Week Prayers    Palm Cross Folding Instructions 

Families at Home -Story time for under-fives -  All Age Reflection  - Reading, watching, listening together 

CORONAVIRUS GUIDANCE FOR CHURCHES stay-at-home-2021

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES
 
Information Guides: Ready for the new "normal"  - New reality, same Mission 

Daily Devotions   -  A daily Bible reading reflection and prayer 

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During the Covid-19 emergency, while URC church buildings are closed, we are providing a weekly Sunday Service in, a radio-style/podcast service with hymns, readings, prayers and a sermon. The Sunday Service email arrive in your inbox around 9.45 am on Sundays and will contain an order of service and words for you to sing along with the hymns.

A Call to weekly prayer for our church - Thursdays 8.15- 8.35 -  Pray4URC


Joint Public Issues (JPIT) Launch Radical 'Jubilee' Campaingn. Wesbite: Rest the Debt UK

Young Christian Activist Launch Climate Justice Campaign.  Download: Press Release for more details of how to sign the petition.   

CHURCH BUILDINGS INSURANCE –COVID 19

Edwards Insurance Brokers have obtained this statement from Congregational, which insures most of the property in the Eastern Synod. It relates to the rules relating to empty buildings where a church has decided to close temporarily because of the current health crisis. Any enquiries relating to insurance matters for your church should be addressed to Edwards Insurance rather than to Congregational in the first instance.

Download: Congregational Statement unoccupancy due to Coronavirus
Download: Churches who insure their buildings with Ansvar, view Statement 


Help for Local Churches takes you to our main areas of work - from ministry and mission to property to finance and children's and youth work.  Events are added in date order and Notices are also added for your information. Our Office Team are based in Whittlesford, Cambridge. More information can be found on the Contact Us drop down menu. The Search facility at the top of each page is useful to find a specific item.  Search for a local United Reformed Church Eastern Synod?  If you cannot find what you are looking for, contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mission and Training

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Youth and Children

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Finance Resources

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Property Resources

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Mission Tools

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Vision Initiatives

Find out more about:  Walking the Way Vision4Life Vision2020 and Fresh Expressions

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Safeguarding

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Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk. We work to the United Reformed Good Practice Policy and Procedures 

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Committees

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The Purpose and Mission of the Synod; the Synod Meeting; our Area Partnerships; each of our Committees and the calendar of meeting dates.

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Who's Who?

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Find out who's who on the Synod Office Team.  If you are unsure who to get in touch with, use the Contact Us 

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