Synod Meetings

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

The next Synod Meeting will be: 8th October 2022 at Christ Church Braintree CM7 2LD

The Synod Meetings begin at 10.30, with refreshments at 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 Synod Clerk in good time to allow us to investigate setting up a creche if you would make use of the facility. 

Synod papers will be available via the Synod Website two weeks before the meeting takes place.

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Synod Meeting Minutes - Presentations and Reports

Download: Minutes March 2022
Synod Meeting Pack March 2022    
Dicipleship Development Fund - video (takes 60seconds to download) 
Sharing Faith through Worship - Digital Worship video (takes 60secords to download) 
Presentation by Maria J.Y. Lee, Church Related Community Worker in Chelmsford

Download: Minutes October 2021 

Revd Lythan Nevard Address to Synod October 2021
Lythan's Power Point Presentation 
Safeguarding Presentation by Nicola Grieves October 2021
Eco Church Presentation by Jeremy Flack - Green Advocate 

Download: Minutes March 2021

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... 
Vote of thanks message from Revd Cecil White
My thanks to Paul Whittle from Lindsey Brown on behalf of Synod and Farewell Pictures  
Keynote Address from Revd Sam White Principal Westminster College 
Together Free - Legacies of Slavery - Revd Dr Dan Pratt 

Download: Minutes October 2020
Revd Paul Whittle Address to Synod 2020 

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) 


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