Elders and Data Privacy Notice
For the first time the URC Annual Church Return requests personal details of Elders, and asks that these individuals are made aware of the Data Privacy Notice of the United Reformed Church. This is particularly helpful for LEPs, where partner denominations might want the reassurance. Access this CRCW Data Privacy Notice
In the United Reformed Church, the eldership of a local congregation is a significant ministry – the Elders share responsibility, with the Minister of Word and Sacraments, for the spiritual oversight of the congregation. The Elders’ meeting is intended to be a distinctive and vital part of every URC congregation – with the Elders collectively possessing the abilities, skills and spiritual gifts of leadership. At its best, the Elders’ meeting is at the heart of every local congregation, providing impetus and positive influence on the mission, witness and service of the church. In short, Elders play an essential role in enabling the congregation to live fruitful lives as God’s people.