The United Reformed Church (URC) will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022. Marking our 50th year can help us to plan for the future – not only to keep pursuing our ecumenical vision, but also to plan for how we will continue to be an active, engaged and faithful Christian presence in our communities and in new ones. Not least, making our Jubilee will be an opportunity to give thanks. Watch our to see how we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2022: find out what plans are in place to mark the occasion.
URC at 50: Worship Resources Competition
To celebrate the URC's 50th anniversary, choirs, bands, individuals, songwriters, composers, and poets are invited to submit an entry into the URC at 50: Worship Resources Competition. There are four categories in which you can enter:
- traditional hymn/song
- contemporary hymn/song
Judges will select a winner from each category. Winning entries will be included in a digital version of the URC at 50 resource pack for local churches for them to use in jubilee celebrations and/or Sunday services.
The closing date for entries is 8 April 2022 Judges will assess each entry in May 2022 Winners will be informed in June 2022Winners will be publicly announced at General Assembly in July 2022, at which the songs, or recordings, will be performed/played/sung. The winning entries will be recorded and/or filmed in July 2022 for sharing online.To enter, you must be a member or active adherent of a URC or a URC local ecumenical partnership, or URC Youth.
Download the documents below to find out more about the Worship Resources Competition for our 50th anniversary:
URC at 50 Worship Resources Competition (PDF | 88kb) URC at 50 Worship Resources Competition (Word | 83kb)