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United Reformed Church

The United Reformed Church (URC) is a Protestant Christian church in the United Kingdom. It has approximately 56,000 members in 1,400 congregations with 608 active ministers, including 13 church related community workers.[1]

United Reformed Church
LOGO-URCblue.png
ClassificationProtestant
OrientationReformed
PolityPresbyterian
Congregationalist
ModeratorNigel Uden and Derek Estill
AssociationsWorld Council of Churches,
World Communion of Reformed Churches,
Council for World Mission,
Conference of European Churches,
Community of Protestant Churches in Europe,
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland,
Churches Together in England,
Action of Churches Together in Scotland,
Cytûn,
Christian Aid,
World Development Movement
RegionGreat Britain
Origin1972
Merger ofThe URC is the result of a union between the Presbyterian Church of England and the Congregational Church in England and Wales in 1972 and subsequent unions with the Re-formed Association of Churches of Christ in 1981 and the Congregational Union of Scotland in 2000.
Congregations1,400
Members56,000[1]
Official websitewww.urc.org.uk

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Origins and historyEdit

The United Reformed Church resulted from the 1972 union of the Presbyterian Church of England and the Congregational Church in England and Wales. In introducing the United Reformed Church Bill in the House of Commons on 21 June 1972,[2] Alexander Lyon called it "one of the most historic measures in the history of the Christian churches in this country".[3] About a quarter of English Congregational churches chose not to join the new denomination; in England, there are three main groups of continuing Congregationalists: the Congregational Federation, the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches and the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches.

The URC subsequently united with the Re-formed Association of Churches of Christ in 1981[4] and the Congregational Union of Scotland in 2000.[5]

In 1982, the United Reformed Church voted in favour of a covenant with the Church of England, the Methodist Church and the Moravian Church, which would have meant remodelling its moderators as bishops and incorporating its ministry into the apostolic succession. However, the Church of England rejected the covenant.[6][7][8][9]

In 2012, the United Reformed Church voted to allow the blessing of same-sex civil partnerships.[10] In 2016, the URC voted to allow its churches to conduct same-sex marriages.[11]

Congregations and membershipEdit

According to its own records, the United Reformed Church has approximately 56,000 members in 1,400 congregations with 608 active ministers, including 13 church related community workers.[1] From 2005 to 2010, 90 congregations closed, the fourth highest number of closures for a British denomination over the period.[12]

BeliefEdit

The URC is a trinitarian church whose theological roots are distantly Reformed and whose historical and organisational roots are in the Presbyterian (Calvinism), Congregational and Churches of Christ traditions. Its Basis of Union contains a statement concerning the nature, faith and order of the United Reformed Church which sets out its beliefs in a condensed form.[13]

PolityEdit

The URC is governed by a combined form of congregationalism and presbyterian polity.

CongregationEdit

Each congregation (local church) within the URC is governed by a Church Meeting consisting of all its members, which is the ultimate decision-making body in the local church. There is also an elders' meeting (similar to the presbyterian Kirk Session in the Church of Scotland) which advises the Church Meeting and shares with the minister the spiritual and pastoral oversight of the church. Elders are normally elected to serve for a specific period of time.

Within the present structures, congregations are able to manage themselves and arrange their services as they choose, reflecting their circumstances and preferences. As a result, congregations, even neighbouring ones, may have quite different characters, types of service and eligibility for communion.

Congregations, through the Church Meeting, are responsible for the selection (issue of a 'call') of ministers to fill vacancies. They also select elders from within the membership and accept new members.

SynodEdit

At a regional level, representatives of the congregations assemble in a synod. There are 11 English synods, roughly corresponding to each region of England, one in Scotland and one in Wales; each is served by a synod moderator. The synod and its committees provide oversight within the framework of presbyterian polity, giving pastoral care and making important decisions about where ministers serve and how churches share ministry. Through the synods, the URC relates to other Christian denominations at a regional level such as Anglican dioceses. Synods make many key decisions about finance, and about church property, which is usually held in trust by a synod trust company. Synods have committees and employ staff to encourage and serve local churches.

General AssemblyEdit

 
The General Assembly of the United Reformed Church meeting in Cardiff, July 2014
 
Over United Reformed Church, Winsford, Cheshire

The URC has a General Assembly (chaired by two Moderators, one elder, one ordained a Minister of Word and Sacrament or a church related community worker) which gathers representatives of the whole of the URC to meet biennially. Advised by the Mission Council, the General Assembly plans the activity of the URC across Great Britain and makes key policy decisions about the direction of the life of the denomination. It also appoints central staff (i.e. those responsible Britain-wide), receives reports from committees, and deals with substantial reports and initiatives such as Vision4Life.[14] The synods are represented along with the convenors of the Assembly's standing committees.

There are 11 standing committees appointed by General Assembly to carry out its policy and to advise the Assembly. Each committee relates to a different area of church life, including mission, ministries and education and learning.

Mission Council, the executive body of the General Assembly, meets twice a year.

Church related community workEdit

Church related community work (CRCW) is a distinctive ministry within the URC. CRCW ministers use the principles of community development to respond to issues facing their neighbourhoods, working alongside local individuals and organisations, developing initiatives to transform communities.

Between them, CRCW ministers enable churches to widen their mission by:

  • identifying local needs and opportunities;
  • confronting injustice;
  • organising community action;
  • developing and supporting initiatives that improve the lives and wellbeing of local people; and
  • theologically reflecting upon that action.

EcumenismEdit

Formed in an act of ecumenical union, the URC is committed to ecumenism. The denomination is a member of many ecumenical organisations, including Churches Together in England, Cytûn (Churches Together in Wales), the Enfys covenant, Action of Churches Together in Scotland (ACTS) and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, the World Council of Churches, the Conference of European Churches, the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe, the World Communion of Reformed Churches and the Council for World Mission.

United Reformed Church YouthEdit

URC Youth is for young people aged 11–25. Formed in 1974, with the name the Fellowship of United Reformed Youth (FURY), it is led by URC Youth Executive who plan the annual Youth Assembly. The Youth Executive comprises a representative from each Synod, and several other members such as the Moderator and Moderator Elect. The current Moderator is Natalie Gibbs and Katie Henderson.

Reform magazineEdit

The United Reformed Church has published Reform magazine since 1972, as a forum for "News, comment, inspiration debate". A digital edition of the magazine, accessed through an app or online, was launched in April 2015. Reform was called "a prophetic voice" by the theologian Robert Beckford in 2013.[citation needed]

ArchivesEdit

The denominational archives of the United Reformed Church are held in the Congregational Library, housed at the Dr Williams's Library, in London, as are the archives of the Congregational Union of England and Wales.[15] The papers of the Presbyterian Church of England are held at Westminster College, Cambridge.[16] The papers of associated missionary societies (London Missionary Society, the Council for World Mission (Congregational), and the Foreign Missions Committee (Presbyterian)) are held by the Archives of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.[17]

Local church records are the responsibility of the church concerned, and will normally be found either in the relevant local record office, or at the church concerned.

ChurchesEdit

Reports on recently closed URC churches may be found at the following:

East Midlands SynodEdit

Church Location Web Founded Denomination
Abbots Road URC, Leicester Leicester, Leicestershire [1] 1929 URC
Abington Avenue URC, Northampton Northampton, Northamptonshire [2] pre-1901 URC
All Saints, Milton Keynes Village Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire [3] c. 1200 CoE / Catholic / Baptist / Methodist / URC
All Saints, Loughton Loughton, Buckinghamshire [4] C13th CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Alvaston URC Alvaston, Derbyshire URC
Anstey URC Anstey, Leicestershire 1851 URC
Arnold URC Arnold, Nottinghamshire URC
Ashbourne Road Church, Derby Derby, Derbyshire [5] Methodist / URC
Badby URC Badby, Northamptonshire URC
Bardon Park URC Bardon, Leicestershire [6] 1662 URC
Belgrave Union Church Belgrave, Leicestershire Baptist / URC
Boston URC Wyberton, Lincolnshire [7] URC
Boulevard URC, Nottingham Hyson Green, Nottinghamshire 1824 URC
St Andrew's with Castle Gate URC, Nottingham Nottingham, Nottinghamshire [8] c. 1665 URC
Bourne URC Bourne, Lincolnshire [9] URC
Spalding URC Spalding, Lincolnshire [10] 1819 URC
Braunstone URC Braunstone, Leicestershire URC
Brigstock URC Brigstock, Northamptonshire [11] URC
Bulwell URC Bulwell, Nottinghamshire [12] 1911 URC
Burton Joyce Community Church Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire [13] Methodist / URC
Buxton URC Buxton, Derbyshire [14] URC
Calow URC Calow, Derbyshire URC
Carlton Road URC, Derby Derby, Derbyshire URC
Castle Hill URC, Northampton Northampton, Northamptonshire [15] 1662 URC
Castle Square URC, Wisbech Wisbech, Cambridgeshire URC
Central URC, Derby Derby, Derbyshire [16] 1778 URC
Christ Church URC, Leicester Leicester, Leicestershire [17] 1931 URC
Christ Church, Stantonbury Stantonbury, Buckinghamshire [18] 1975 CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Christ Church in Orton Goldhay Orton Goldhay, Cambridgeshire [19] CoE / Methodist / URC
Christ the Cornerstone, Milton Keynes Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire [20] 1979 CoE / Catholic / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Christ the King, Kents Hill Kents Hill, Buckinghamshire [21] 1993 CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Christ the Vine Community Church Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire [22] CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Christ Church, Grantham Grantham, Lincolnshire [23] Methodist / URC
The Servant King, Furzton Furzton, Buckinghamshire [24] CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Clifton URC Clifton, Nottinghamshire URC
Corby URC Corby, Northamptonshire URC
Cowper Memorial URC, Olney Olney, Buckinghamshire [25] URC
Creaton URC Creaton, Northamptonshire 1694 URC
Crick URC Crick, Northamptonshire URC
Cross and Stable, Downs Barn Stantonbury, Buckinghamshire [26] CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Daventry URC Daventry, Northamptonshire [27] URC
Dean URC Upper Dean, Bedfordshire URC
Desborough URC Desborough, Northamptonshire [28] URC
Doddridge Memorial URC, Northampton Northampton, Northamptonshire [29] 1911 URC
Duston URC Duston, Northamptonshire [30] 1923 URC
Earl Shilton URC Earl Shilton, Leicestershire URC
Eastgate Union Church, Louth Louth, Lincolnshire [31] Baptist / URC
Eastwood URC Eastwood, Nottinghamshire [32] URC
Enderby URC Enderby, Leicestershire URC
Trinity URC, Lincoln Lincoln, Lincolnshire [33] URC
Flore URC Flore, Northamptonshire URC
Fountain Square Church, Tideswell Tideswell, Derbyshire [34] Methodist / URC
Friary URC, West Bridgford West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire URC
Gainsborough URC Gainsborough, Lincolnshire [35] 1776 URC
Geddington URC Geddington, Northamptonshire [36] URC
Great Doddington URC Great Doddington, Northamptonshire URC
Grimsby URC Grimsby, Humberside URC
Groby URC Groby, Leicestershire [37] mid-C19th URC
Churches Together in Harrold and Carlton Harrold, Bedfordshire CoE / URC
Haven Christian Centre, Heatherton Littleover, Derbyshire [38] 1993 CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
High Street URC, Wellingborough Wellingborough, Northamptonshire [39] 1660s URC
Hinckley URC Hinckley, Leicestershire [40] 1662 URC
Holy Trinity, Woolstone Woolstone, Buckinghamshire [41] C13th CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Holymoorside URC Holymoorside, Derbyshire [42] 1852 URC
St Andrew's URC, Chesterfield Chesterfield, Derbyshire [43] URC
Hucknall URC Hucknall, Nottinghamshire [44] 1892 URC
Ilkeston URC Ilkeston, Derbyshire [45] URC
Keyworth URC Keyworth, Nottinghamshire URC
Kilby URC Kilby, Leicestershire URC
Kilsby URC Kilsby, Northamptonshire URC
Langley Community Church Heanor, Derbyshire URC
Little Eaton URC Little Eaton, Derbyshire URC
London Road URC, Kettering Kettering, Northamptonshire [46] 1892 URC
Long Buckby URC Long Buckby, Northamptonshire [47] 1707 URC
Long Eaton URC Long Eaton, Derbyshire URC

Eastern SynodEdit

Synod website

Church Location Web Founded Denomination
Bar Hill Church Bar Hill, Cambridgeshire [48] 1967 CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Basildon & Pitsea URC Basildon, Essex URC
Bassingbourn URC Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire URC
Billericay URC Billericay, Essex [49] 1672 URC
Water Lane URC, Bishop's Stortford Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire [50] 1662 URC
Bocking URC Bocking, Essex URC
Bowthorpe Church Bowthorpe, Norfolk [51] 1984 CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Bramerton Road Community Church Hockley, Essex [52] 1926 URC
Brentwood URC Brentwood, Essex [53] URC
Bridgwater Drive Church Southend-on-Sea, Essex [54] CoE / URC
Burnham-on-Crouch URC Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex [55] Methodist / URC
Bury St Edmunds URC Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk [56] 1646 URC
Cambourne Church Cambourne, Cambridgeshire [57] 2001 CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Castle Camps URC Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire URC
Castle Hill URC, Ipswich Ipswich, Suffolk [58] 1957 URC
Chappel URC Chappel, Essex [59] 1901 URC
Cheveley URC Cheveley, Cambridgeshire URC
Chignal Smealey URC Chignal Smealey, Essex [60] URC
Christ Church URC, Clacton-on-Sea Clacton-on-Sea, Essex 1885 URC
Christ Church URC, Chelmsford Chelmsford, Essex [61] URC
Christ Church URC, Southminster Southminster, Essex URC
Christ Church URC, Buntingford Buntingford, Hertfordshire [62] 1776 URC
Christ Church, Ipswich Ipswich, Suffolk [63] 1686 Baptist / URC
Christ Church, Braintree Braintree, Essex [64] Methodist / URC
Christ Church URC, Colchester Colchester, Essex [65] 1843 URC
Christ Church, Wickford Wickford, Essex [66] Methodist / URC
Christ Church, Great Yarmouth Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Methodist / URC
Christ Church, Needham Market Needham Market, Suffolk [67] 1662 Methodist / URC
Christ Church, Newmarket Newmarket, Suffolk [68] Methodist / URC
Church Langley Church Church Langley, Essex [69] CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Clare URC Clare, Suffolk URC
Clavering Church Clavering, Essex CoE / Methodist / URC
Cloverfield Community Church Thetford, Norfolk [70] CoE / URC
Christ Church, Coggeshall Coggeshall, Essex [71] Baptist / Methodist / URC
Kings Road URC, Southend Southend-on-Sea, Essex [72] URC
Danbury Chapel URC Danbury, Essex [73] 1937 URC
David Livingstone URC, Harlow Harlow, Essex URC
Debenham URC Debenham, Suffolk [74] URC
Denton Church Denton, Norfolk [75] CoE / URC
Diss URC Diss, Norfolk [76] URC
Dovercourt Central Church Dovercourt, Essex [77] 1689 Methodist / URC
Dunmow URC Great Dunmow, Essex [78] URC
Duxford URC Duxford, Cambridgeshire URC
Downing Place URC, Cambridge Cambridge, Cambridgeshire [79] 1687 URC
Emmanuel, Bungay Bungay, Suffolk [80] Methodist / URC
Emmanuel Church Walton Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex [81] Methodist / URC
Emmanuel, Chatteris Chatteris, Cambridgeshire [82] Methodist / URC
Epping URC Epping, Essex [83] 1625 URC
Felixstowe URC Felixstowe, Suffolk [84] 1869 URC
Felsted URC Felsted, Essex URC
Fenstanton URC Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire [85] 1874 URC
Fowlmere URC Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire URC
Framlingham United Free Church Framlingham, Suffolk [86] 1662 Methodist / URC
Fulbourn URC Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire [87] URC
Grays URC Grays, Essex [88] URC
Great Baddow URC Great Baddow, Essex [89] 1814 URC
Great Chishill with Barley URC Great Chishill, Cambridgeshire 1694 URC
Great Totham URC Great Totham, Essex URC
Great Meeting URC, Hadleigh Hadleigh, Suffolk [90] URC
Halesworth and Bramfield URC Halesworth, Suffolk URC
Halstead URC Halstead, Essex URC
London Road Church, Harleston Harleston, Suffolk [91] Methodist / URC
Hatfield Heath URC Hatfield Heath, Essex URC
Howe Green URC Howe Green, Essex [92] 1873 URC
Hungate Church, Beccles Beccles, Suffolk [93] 1652 Methodist / URC
Hutton and Shenfield Union Church Hutton Mount, Essex [94] 1912 Baptist / URC
Ingatestone URC Ingatestone, Essex [95] 1812 URC
Ipswich Road URC, Norwich Norwich, Norfolk [96] 1952 URC
Kelvedon URC Kelvedon, Essex [97] URC
Leaside Church Ware, Hertfordshire [98] 1814 Methodist / URC
Leiston United Church Leiston, Suffolk [99] Methodist / URC
Linton Free Church Linton, Cambridgeshire [100] 1690s URC
Little Abington URC Little Abington, Cambridgeshire URC
Little Baddow Chapel URC Little Baddow, Essex [101] 1662 URC
Little Waltham URC Little Waltham, Essex [102] 1803 URC
Lion Walk URC, Colchester Colchester, Essex [103] 1642 URC
Long Melford URC Long Melford, Suffolk URC
Maldon URC Maldon, Essex [104] 1696 URC
Melbourn URC Melbourn, Cambridgeshire [105] 1694 URC
Mendlesham URC Mendlesham, Suffolk [106] URC
Monks Eleigh URC Monks Eleigh, Suffolk URC
North Lowestoft URC Lowestoft, Suffolk URC
The Old Independent URC, Haverhill Haverhill, Suffolk [107] 1662 URC
Ongar URC Ongar, Essex [108] 1662 URC
Plume Avenue Church, Colchester Colchester, Essex [109] URC
Christ Church URC, Rayleigh Rayleigh, Essex [110] 1910 URC
Roydon URC Roydon, Essex URC
Abbey Lane & Newport URC, Saffron Walden Saffron Walden, Essex [111] 1665 URC
Sawston Free Church Sawston, Cambridgeshire [112] C18th Methodist / URC
Saxmundham URC Saxmundham, Suffolk URC
Shipdham United Church Shipdham, Norfolk [113] Methodist / URC
Southchurch Park URC, Southend Southend-on-Sea, Essex [114] 1893 URC
Southgate Church, Bury St Edmunds Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk [115] 1970s CoE / Baptist / URC
Southwold URC Southwold, Suffolk [116] 1672 URC
St Augustine of Canterbury, North Springfield Chelmsford, Essex [117] CoE / Methodist / URC
St John's URC, Ipswich Ipswich, Suffolk [118] 1853 URC
St Luke, Cambridge Cambridge, Cambridgeshire [119] CoE / URC
St Neots URC St Neots, Cambridgeshire [120] pre-1888 URC
St Peter’s Jessopp Road Church, Norwich Norwich, Norfolk [121] Methodist / URC
Stansted Free Church Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex [122] 1687 Methodist / URC
Stetchworth URC Stetchworth, Suffolk URC
Stowmarket URC Stowmarket, Suffolk [123] c. 1719 URC
Stowupland URC Stowupland, Suffolk [124] URC
Thaxted URC Thaxted, Essex URC
The Church in Great Notley Great Notley, Essex [125] c. 2005 CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Church of Our Saviour, Chelmer Chelmer Village, Essex [126] CoE / URC
The Cornerstone URC, Southend Southend-on-Sea, Essex [127] URC
St Ives Free Church St Ives, Cambridgeshire [128] 1630s URC
Princes Street URC, Norwich Norwich, Norfolk [129] 1819 URC
Thetford URC Thetford, Norfolk [130] URC
Tiptree URC Tiptree, Essex [131] 1664 URC
Trinity URC, Norwich Norwich, Norfolk 1867 URC
Trinity URC, Harlow Harlow, Essex [132] URC
Trinity Church, Burwell Burwell, Cambridgeshire [133] Methodist / URC
Trinity Church, March March, Cambridgeshire [134] Methodist / URC
Union Church, Hunstanton Hunstanton, Norfolk [135] 1860s Baptist / URC
Brightlingsea United Church Brightlingsea, Essex [136] Methodist / URC
Wattisfield URC Wattisfield, Norfolk [137] URC
Whittlesford URC Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire Methodist / URC?
Wickhambrook URC Wickhambrook, Suffolk 1670 URC
Witham URC Witham, Essex [138] URC
Wortwell URC Wortwell, Norfolk [139] URC
Wrentham Chapel Wrentham, Suffolk URC
Writtle URC Writtle, Essex [140] URC
Wroxham and Hoveton URC Wroxham, Norfolk [141] URC
Fairland URC, Wymondham Wymondham, Norfolk [142] 1652 URC
Holy Trinity, South Woodham Ferrers South Woodham Ferrers, Essex [143] Methodist / URC

Mersey SynodEdit

Synod website

Church Location Web Founded Denomination
Ainsdale Village Church Ainsdale, Merseyside [144] 1878 Baptist / URC
Allerton URC Allerton, Merseyside [145] 1932 URC
Alsager URC Alsager, Cheshire [146] URC
Hallwood Ecumenical Parish, Runcorn Runcorn, Cheshire [147] CoE / Methodist / URC
Birkdale URC Birkdale, Merseyside [148] URC
Blacon URC Blacon, Cheshire URC
Blundellsands URC Blundellsands, Merseyside 1897 URC
Caldy Valley Neighbourhood Church Great Boughton, Cheshire [149] Methodist / URC
Caradoc Mission, Seaforth Seaforth, Merseyside URC
Castle Community Church, Northwich Northwich, Cheshire [150] 1881 Methodist / URC
Chadwick Mount URC, Everton Everton, Merseyside URC
Chester Road URC, Ellesmere Port Ellesmere Port, Cheshire URC
Christ Church URC, Haydock Haydock, Merseyside [151] 1891 URC
Christ Church URC, Port Sunlight Port Sunlight, Merseyside [152] 1904 URC
Churchtown Village Church Churchtown, Merseyside [153] 1807 URC
Congleton URC Congleton, Cheshire [154] 1662 URC
Cross Lane United Church Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside [155] Methodist / URC
Elmwood Avenue URC, Warrington Warrington, Cheshire URC
Emmanuel, Ormskirk Ormskirk, Lancashire [156] 1806 Methodist / URC
Eshe Road URC, Crosby Crosby, Merseyside [157] 1885 URC
Formby URC Formby, Merseyside [158] 1881 URC
Garston Park Church Garston, Merseyside [159] Methodist / URC
Grange URC, Bebington Bebington, Merseyside [160] URC
Hamilton Memorial URC, Birkenhead Birkenhead, Merseyside URC
Haresfinch URC St Helens, Merseyside [161] URC
Haslington and Crewe URC Haslington, Cheshire URC
Heswall URC Heswall, Merseyside [162] 1895 URC
Higher Bebington URC Bebington, Merseyside [163] 1951 URC
Highfield URC, Rock Ferry Rock Ferry, Merseyside [164] 1871 URC
Hoole URC Hoole, Cheshire [165] 1880s URC
Huyton URC Huyton, Merseyside [166] URC
Lord Street West United Church, Southport Southport, Merseyside Methodist / URC
Lymm URC Lymm, Cheshire [167] 1863 URC
High Street Church, Malpas Malpas, Cheshire [168] Methodist / URC
Marlowe Road URC, Liscard Liscard, Merseyside [169] 1909 URC
Queen Street URC, Middlewich Middlewich, Cheshire [170] URC
Minshull Vernon URC Minshull Vernon, Cheshire [171] URC
Market Street Church, Nantwich Nantwich, Cheshire [172] 1653 Baptist / URC
Newtown URC St Helens, Merseyside [173] URC
Oakvale URC Liverpool, Merseyside [174] 1913 URC
Ormskirk Street URC, St Helens St Helens, Merseyside [175] 1613 URC
Over URC, Winsford Over, Cheshire [176] 1805 URC
Parkgate and Neston URC Neston, Cheshire [177] URC
Peasley Cross URC, St Helens St Helens, Merseyside [178] URC
Prenton URC Prenton, Merseyside [179] 1887 URC
Rainford URC Rainford, Merseyside [180] URC
Rock Chapel URC, Farndon Farndon, Cheshire URC
Seacombe URC Seacombe, Merseyside [181] 1862 URC
Serpentine Road Family Church, Wallasey Wallasey, Merseyside [182] URC
St Andrew's URC, Handbridge Handbridge, Cheshire [183] URC
St Andrew's URC, Meols Meols, Merseyside [184] 1894 URC
St Andrew's URC, Douglas Douglas, Isle of Man [185] 1825 URC
St Columba's URC, Liverpool Hunt's Cross, Merseyside [186] 1942 URC
St David's URC, Eastham Eastham, Merseyside [187] 1942 URC
St George's URC, Little Sutton Little Sutton, Cheshire [188] URC
St George's URC, Southport Southport, Merseyside [189] pre-1873 URC
St George's URC, Maghull Maghull, Merseyside [190] URC
St George's URC, Thornton Hough Thornton Hough, Merseyside [191] 1907 URC
St James', South Woolton Woolton, Merseyside [192] Methodist / URC
St John's URC, Warrington Warrington, Cheshire [193] 1796 URC
St Paul's Road Mission, Rock Ferry Rock Ferry, Merseyside 1856 URC
St Stephen's URC, Wavertree Wavertree, Merseyside [194] URC
Stoneycroft URC Stoneycroft, Merseyside URC
The Church at the Centre, Skelmersdale Skelmersdale, Lancashire [195] CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
The Uniting Church in Garden Lane Chester, Cheshire Methodist / URC
Thomas Risley URC, Birchwood Birchwood, Cheshire [196] URC
Toll Bar with Prescot URC St Helens, Merseyside [197] URC
Trinity Church, Skelmersdale Skelmersdale, Lancashire [198] Methodist / URC
Trinity URC, Wigan Wigan, Greater Manchester [199] 1785 URC
Trinity URC, Ramsey Ramsey, Isle of Man [200] pre-1844 URC
Trinity Church, Widnes Widnes, Cheshire Methodist / URC
Trinity with Palm Grove Church, Claughton Claughton, Merseyside [201] 1865 Methodist / URC
Tunley URC Wrightington, Lancashire URC
Upton-by-Chester URC Upton by Chester, Cheshire [202] 1858 URC
Vicars Cross URC Vicars Cross, Cheshire [203] 1768 URC
Wallasey Village URC Wallasey, Merseyside [204] 1860 URC
St Andrew's United Church, New Brighton New Brighton, Merseyside [205] 1863 Methodist / URC
Waterloo United Free Church, Crosby Crosby, Merseyside [206] Baptist / URC
West Kirby URC West Kirby, Merseyside [207] 1882 URC
Wycliffe URC, Warrington Warrington, Cheshire [208] 1797 URC

Northern SynodEdit

Synod website

Church Location Web Founded Denomination
Bellingham Methodist / URC Bellingham, Northumberland [209] Methodist / URC
Berwick-upon-Tweed URC Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland URC
Bethel URC, Chester-le-Street Chester-le-Street, Durham URC
Blyth URC Blyth, Northumberland URC
Boldon URC Boldon, Tyne and Wear [210] 1863 URC
Christ Church URC, Stanley Stanley, Durham 1895 URC
Cromer Avenue URC, Gateshead Gateshead, Tyne and Wear URC
St Andrew's Dawson Street Methodist / URC Crook, Durham C18th Methodist / URC
Crookham URC Crookham, Northumberland URC
Denewell Avenue URC, Gateshead Gateshead, Tyne and Wear URC
Erskine and St Cuthbert's URC, Belford Belford, Northumberland URC
Falstone and Kielder URC Falstone, Northumberland [211] URC
Glanton URC Glanton, Northumberland URC
Great Bavington URC Bavington, Northumberland URC
Grindon Church Community Project Grindon, Tyne and Wear [212] 1950s URC
Guisborough URC Guisborough, Cleveland [213] URC
St Cuthbert's Centre, Holy Island Lindisfarne, Northumberland [214] 1891 URC
Horsley Village Church Horsley, Northumberland [215] 1662 URC
Jesmond URC Jesmond, Tyne and Wear [216] URC
West Denton Church West Denton, Tyne and Wear [217] URC
Keld URC Keld, North Yorkshire [218] 1789 URC
Longframlington URC Longframlington, Northumberland URC
Low Row URC Low Row, North Yorkshire [219] 1690 URC
Christ Church, North Broomhill Broomhill, Northumberland Methodist / URC
Northgate URC, Darlington Darlington, Durham [220] URC
Ponteland URC Ponteland, Northumberland URC
Redcar URC Redcar, Cleveland [221] URC
Robert Stewart Memorial URC, Fenham Fenham, Tyne and Wear URC
Roker URC Roker, Tyne and Wear [222] URC
Rothbury URC Rothbury, Northumberland [223] pre-1944 URC
Elsdon Avenue Church, Seaton Delaval Seaton Delaval, Northumberland [224] Methodist / URC
St Aidan's URC, Hexham Hexham, Northumberland URC
St Andrew's, Benton Benton, Tyne and Wear [225] Methodist / URC
St Andrew's & St Mark's, Newbiggin Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland Methodist / URC
St Andrew's URC, Blackhill Consett, Durham URC
St Andrew's URC, Hebburn Hebburn, Tyne and Wear [226] URC
St Andrew's URC, Kenton Kenton, Tyne and Wear [227] 1955 URC
St Andrew's URC, Monkseaton Monkseaton, Tyne and Wear [228] 1932 URC
St Andrew's URC, Nunthorpe & Marton Middlesbrough, Cleveland [229] 1960s URC
St Bede's URC, Sunderland Sunderland, Tyne and Wear [230] 1887 URC
St Columba's URC, North Shields North Shields, Tyne and Wear [231] 1662 URC
St Columba's URC, Billingham Billingham, Cleveland [232] URC
St Cuthbert's, Heaton Heaton, Tyne and Wear Methodist / URC
St George's URC, Hartlepool Hartlepool, Cleveland [233] 1839 URC
St George's URC, Morpeth Morpeth, Northumberland [234] 1693 URC
St George's URC, High Heaton High Heaton, Tyne and Wear [235] URC
St James's URC, Alnwick Alnwick, Northumberland [236] 1669 URC
St James's URC, Newcastle Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear [237] 1684 URC
St John's, Kingston Park Kingston Park, Tyne and Wear [238] 1975 CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
St John's URC, Wideopen Wideopen, Tyne and Wear URC
St Margaret's URC, South Shields South Shields, Tyne and Wear [239] 1937 URC
St Mark's URC, Amble Amble, Northumberland URC
St Paul's & St John's URC, South Shields South Shields, Tyne and Wear [240] URC
Stamfordham Uniting Church Stamfordham, Northumberland Methodist / URC
Stockton Road URC, Sunderland Sunderland, Tyne and Wear [241] C18th URC
Stockton-on-Tees URC Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland URC
Church of the Good Shepherd, Wallsend Wallsend, Tyne and Wear [242] CoE / Methodist / URC
St Andrew's Mission, Thornaby Thornaby-on-Tees, Cleveland [243] URC
Trinity Church Gosforth Gosforth, Tyne and Wear [244] Methodist / URC
Trinity Church Ashington Ashington, Northumberland Methodist / URC
Trinity Church Bedlington Bedlington, Northumberland [245] Methodist / URC
Waddington Street URC, Durham Durham, Durham [246] 1662 URC
Wark Methodist / URC Wark on Tyne, Northumberland Methodist / URC
Warkworth URC Warkworth, Northumberland [247] URC
West End URC, Newcastle Fenham, Tyne and Wear 1931 URC
Widdrington URC Widdrington, Northumberland [248] 1765 URC
Wooler URC Wooler, Northumberland URC
Zion URC, Northallerton Northallerton, North Yorkshire [249] URC

North Western SynodEdit

Synod website

Church Location Web Founded Denomination
Accrington URC Accrington, Lancashire URC
Adlington UR and Methodist Church Adlington, Lancashire [250] Methodist / URC
Albion URC, Ashton-under-Lyne Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester [251] 1815 URC
Alexandra URC, Blackpool Blackpool, Lancashire URC
Alkrington and Providence URC Middleton, Greater Manchester URC
Altrincham URC Altrincham, Greater Manchester [252] C19th URC
Ashton-on-Mersey URC Ashton-on-Mersey, Greater Manchester [253] URC
Bamford Chapel & Norden URC Bamford, Greater Manchester [254] 1801 URC
Bank Top URC Bolton, Greater Manchester [255] 1830s URC
Besses Oth Barn URC Whitefield, Greater Manchester URC
Beulah Community Church, Hollinwood Hollinwood, Greater Manchester URC
Bewcastle URC Bewcastle, Cumbria URC
Bispham URC Bispham, Lancashire [256] URC
Blackford Bridge URC, Bury Bury, Greater Manchester URC
Bolton Road URC, Darwen Darwen, Lancashire URC
Bramhall URC Bramhall, Greater Manchester [257] 1902 URC
Brampton URC Brampton, Cumbria URC
Burnley and Nelson URC Burnley, Lancashire URC
Bury with Freetown URC Bury, Greater Manchester [258] 1792 URC
Carver Uniting Church Windermere, Cumbria [259] Methodist / URC
Central URC, Darwen Darwen, Lancashire [260] C17th URC
Chapel Street and Hope URC, Salford Salford, Greater Manchester URC
Charlestown URC, Ashton-under-Lyne Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester [261] 1860s URC
Cheadle Hulme URC Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester [262] 1869 URC
Chorley URC Chorley, Lancashire [263] URC
Chorlton Central Church Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Greater Manchester [264] Baptist / URC
Christ Church URC, Bolton-le-Sands Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire [265] 1880s URC
Christ Church, Longridge Longridge, Lancashire [266] Methodist / URC
Christ Church URC, Broadway Morecambe, Lancashire [267] URC
Christ Church, Reddish Reddish, Greater Manchester [268] early 1800s Methodist / URC
Christ Church, Little Lever Little Lever, Greater Manchester [269] 1810 Methodist / URC
Christ Church URC, South Manchester Burnage, Greater Manchester [270] URC
Church at the Centre, Tonge Moor Bolton, Greater Manchester [271] URC
Church of the Epiphany, Droylsden Droylsden, Greater Manchester CoE / Methodist / URC
Cleveleys URC Cleveleys, Lancashire [272] URC
Clitheroe URC Clitheroe, Lancashire [273] 1862 URC
Cockermouth URC Cockermouth, Cumbria URC
Cornerstone Community Church, Sedbergh Sedbergh, Cumbria Methodist / URC
Dalton Community Church Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria [274] Methodist / URC
Deane URC Deane, Greater Manchester URC
Didsbury URC Didsbury, Greater Manchester [275] 1901 URC
Dundee URC, Ramsbottom Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester URC
Edgeley Community Church Stockport, Greater Manchester [276] Methodist / URC
Egerton URC Egerton, Greater Manchester [277] URC
Elswick Memorial URC Elswick, Lancashire [278] 1649 URC
Macedonia URC, Failsworth Failsworth, Greater Manchester [279] 1865 URC
Fairhaven URC Lytham St Annes, Lancashire [280] 1904 URC
Farnworth URC Farnworth, Greater Manchester [281] URC
Fleetwood URC Fleetwood, Lancashire [282] URC
Forton URC Forton, Lancashire URC
Fulwood URC Fulwood, Lancashire [283] URC
Garstang URC Garstang, Lancashire [284] 1777 URC
Gatley URC Gatley, Greater Manchester URC
George Lane URC, Woodley Woodley, Greater Manchester URC
Grange-over-Sands URC Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria URC
Trinity UR/Methodist Church, Great Harwood Great Harwood, Lancashire [285] 1747 Methodist / URC
Greenmount URC Greenmount, Greater Manchester URC
Hallfold URC, Whitworth Whitworth, Lancashire [286] URC
Halton URC Halton, Lancashire [287] 1867 URC
Hambleton URC Hambleton, Lancashire URC
Harrington URC Harrington, Cumbria URC
Hatherlow URC Romiley, Greater Manchester [288] 1645 URC
Heald Green URC Heald Green, Greater Manchester [289] URC
Heaton Moor United Church Heaton Moor, Greater Manchester [290] Methodist / URC
Hest Bank URC Slyne-with-Hest, Lancashire [291] 1850s URC
Hope URC, Denton Denton, Greater Manchester [292] URC
New Chapel URC, Horwich Horwich, Greater Manchester URC
Hurst Nook URC, Ashton-under-Lyne Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester [293] 1871 URC
Kendal URC Kendal, Cumbria [294] 1646 URC
Kirkham URC Kirkham, Lancashire URC
Inspire URC, Levenshulme Levenshulme, Greater Manchester [295] 1860s URC
Leyland URC Leyland, Lancashire [296] 1846 URC
Lighthouse Community Church, Preesall Preesall, Lancashire Methodist / URC
Littleborough URC Littleborough, Greater Manchester URC
Macclesfield and Bollington URC Macclesfield, Cheshire [297] 1788 URC
Marple URC Marple, Greater Manchester [298] URC
Marple Bridge URC Marple Bridge, Greater Manchester [299] URC
Marton URC Marton, Lancashire [300] URC
Shaw and Heyside URC Shaw and Crompton, Greater Manchester [301] URC
Patricroft URC Patricroft, Greater Manchester URC
Penrith and Penruddock URC Penrith, Cumbria [302] URC
Penwortham URC Penwortham, Lancashire [303] 1890s URC
Poulton-le-Fylde URC Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire URC
Providence URC, New Mills New Mills, Derbyshire [304] 1823 URC
Radcliffe URC Radcliffe, Greater Manchester [305] URC
Ramsden Street URC, Barrow-in-Furness Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria [306] 1864 URC
Read URC Read, Lancashire URC
Red Lane URC, Breightmet Breightmet, Greater Manchester [307] 1959 URC
Revidge Fold URC Blackburn, Lancashire [308] 1828 URC
Roby URC Longsight, Greater Manchester URC
Rose Hill URC Bolton, Greater Manchester [309] 1870 URC
Sale URC Sale, Greater Manchester [310] URC
Sefton Road URC, Morecambe Morecambe, Lancashire URC
Short Street URC, Hazel Grove Hazel Grove, Greater Manchester URC
St Andrew & St George's URC, Bolton Bolton, Greater Manchester [311] 1752 URC
St Andrew's URC, Silloth Silloth, Cumbria URC
St Andrew's, Rochdale Rochdale, Greater Manchester [312] Methodist / URC
St Anne's-on-the-Sea URC Lytham St Annes, Lancashire [313] URC
St George's URC, Carlisle Carlisle, Cumbria [314] URC
St George's URC, Blackpool Blackpool, Lancashire URC
St Paul's with St John's URC, Abbey Hey Abbey Hey, Greater Manchester URC
St Peter's, Manchester Manchester, Greater Manchester [315] 1974 CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Stand URC Stand, Greater Manchester [316] URC
Kingsway URC, Blackburn Blackburn, Lancashire [317] 1881 URC
The Dandelion Community Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester [318] URC
The United Church, Hyde Hyde, Greater Manchester [319] Baptist / URC
The United Church, Workington Workington, Cumbria Methodist / URC
Tintwistle and Glossop URC Tintwistle, Derbyshire [320] 1670 URC
Tockholes URC Tockholes, Lancashire URC
Trinity URC, Blackburn Blackburn, Lancashire URC
Trinity Church, Cheadle Cheadle, Greater Manchester [321] Methodist / URC
Trinity URC, Lancaster Lancaster, Lancashire [322] 1773 URC
Trinity Church, Audenshaw Audenshaw, Greater Manchester [323] Methodist / URC
Trinity Church Centre, Barrow-in-Furness Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria [324] Methodist / URC
Trinity Community Church, Moss Side Moss Side, Greater Manchester Baptist / URC
Trinity Church, Lower Darwen Lower Darwen, Lancashire Methodist / URC
Trinity United Church, Cheetham Cheetham, Greater Manchester CoE / URC
Union Street URC, Oldham Oldham, Greater Manchester [325] 1816 URC
Union URC, Stockport Stockport, Greater Manchester [326] URC
Urswick URC Urswick, Cumbria [327] URC
Westbury Gardens URC, Blackburn Blackburn, Lancashire [328] 1874 URC
Westhoughton URC Westhoughton, Greater Manchester URC
St George's, Westhoughton Westhoughton, Greater Manchester [329] CoE / URC
Whaley Bridge Uniting Church Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire Methodist / URC
Wharton and Cleggs Lane Church Little Hulton, Greater Manchester [330] Methodist / URC
Whitehaven URC Whitehaven, Cumbria [331] 1695 URC
Wilbraham St Ninian's URC Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Greater Manchester [332] URC
Wilmslow URC Wilmslow, Cheshire [333] URC
Woodlands URC, Blackburn Blackburn, Lancashire [334] 1885 URC
Worsley Road URC, Swinton Swinton, Greater Manchester [335] 1862 URC

Scotland SynodEdit

Synod website

Church Location Web Founded Denomination
Annan URC Annan, Dumfries and Galloway [336] pre-1903 URC
Augustine United Church Edinburgh, Edinburgh [337] 1802 URC
Avonbridge URC Avonbridge, Falkirk URC
Barrhead URC Barrhead, East Renfrewshire [338] URC
Evangelical Union URC, Bathgate Bathgate, West Lothian [339] 1742 URC
Beith URC Beith, North Ayrshire URC
Carluke URC Carluke, South Lanarkshire [340] 1846 URC
Coaltown of Balgonie URC Coaltown of Balgonie, Fife URC
Coatbridge URC Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire URC
St Serf's Community Church, Dunning Dunning, Perth and Kinross URC
Cumbernauld URC Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire URC
Essenside URC, Drumchapel Drumchapel, Glasgow [341] 1954 URC
Duke Street URC, Leith Leith, Edinburgh URC
Dumbarton URC Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire URC
Dunfermline URC Dunfermline, Fife [342] 1840 URC
East Mains URC East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire URC
Fraserburgh URC Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire [343] 1803 URC
Giffnock URC Giffnock, East Renfrewshire [344] 1825 URC
Grahamston United Parish Church Falkirk, Falkirk [345] pre-1972 CoS / Methodist / URC
Granton United Church Granton, Edinburgh [346] Methodist / URC
Greenock East URC Greenock, Inverclyde URC
Greenock West URC Greenock, Inverclyde [347] URC
Hamilton URC Hamilton, South Lanarkshire [348] 1807 URC
Helensburgh URC Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute [349] URC
Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting, Aberdeen Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire [350] C12th CoS / URC
Livingston United Parish Church Livingston, West Lothian [351] 1966 CoS / Episcopal / Methodist / URC
Montrose URC Montrose, Angus URC
Morison Memorial URC, Clydebank Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire [352] 1893 URC
Morningside United Church Morningside, Edinburgh [353] CoS / URC
Mosspark United Church Mosspark, Glasgow Methodist / URC
Nairn URC Nairn, Highland [354] 1806 URC
Newburgh URC Newburgh, Fife URC
Oakshaw Trinity Church Paisley, Renfrewshire [355] 1754 CoS / URC
Park URC, Airdrie Airdrie, North Lanarkshire [356] 1845 URC
Peedie Kirk URC, Kirkwall Kirkwall, Orkney [357] 1806 URC
Port Glasgow URC Port Glasgow, Inverclyde URC
Priesthill URC Priesthill, Glasgow URC
Righead URC East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire [358] 1955 URC
Rutherglen URC Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire [359] 1901 URC
Salem Chapel URC, Dundee Dundee, Dundee URC
Saughtonhall URC Edinburgh, Edinburgh [360] 1929 URC
Shawlands URC Shawlands, Glasgow [361] URC
St Ninian's Church, Stonehouse Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire [362] CoS / URC
Stewarton URC Stewarton, East Ayrshire URC
Thurso URC Thurso, Highland URC
Wishaw URC Wishaw, North Lanarkshire URC

Thames North SynodEdit

Synod website

Church Location Web Founded Denomination
Acton Hill Church Acton, London [363] 1817 Methodist / URC
Adeyfield Free Church Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire [364] 1953 URC
American International Church Fitzrovia, London [365] 1969 URC
Amersham Free Church Amersham, Buckinghamshire [366] 1907 Baptist / URC
Ashwell URC Ashwell, Hertfordshire 1852 URC
Askew Road Church, Shepherd's Bush Shepherd's Bush, London [367] 1857 Methodist / URC
Baldock URC Baldock, Hertfordshire 1826 URC
Barking URC Barking, London 1782 URC
Wood Street URC, Barnet Barnet, London [368] 1669 URC
St Paul's URC, Bayswater Bayswater, London 1861 URC
Beaconsfield URC Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire [369] 1704 URC
Bethnal Green Meeting House Bethnal Green, London [370] 1662 URC
Brentford Free Church Brentford, London [371] 1694 Baptist / URC
Bricket Wood URC Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire 1935 URC
Bromley-by-Bow URC Bromley-by-Bow, London [372] 1868 URC
Brookmans Park URC Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire [373] 1943 URC
Broxbourne URC Broxbourne, Hertfordshire [374] 1781 URC
Burnham URC Burnham, Buckinghamshire [375] 1790 URC
Bury Park URC, Luton Luton, Bedfordshire 1895 URC
Bush Hill Park URC Bush Hill Park, London [376] 1889 URC
Trinity URC, Camden Town Camden Town, London [377] 1869 URC
Chadwell Heath URC Chadwell Heath, London [378] 1885 URC
Chelsea Community Baptist Church Chelsea, London [379] 1865 Baptist / URC
Cheshunt Free Church Cheshunt, Hertfordshire [380] 1782 URC
St Andrew's Chesterfield Road URC, Barnet Barnet, London [381] 1935 URC
Chingford URC Chingford, London [382] 1888 URC
Chiswell Green URC Chiswell Green, Hertfordshire [383] 1965 URC
Christ Church, Uxbridge Uxbridge, London [384] 1662 Methodist / URC
Christ Church URC, Hatfield Hatfield, Hertfordshire [385] 1823 URC
Christ Church URC, Enfield Enfield, London [386] 1778 URC
Christ Church at Whetstone URC Oakleigh Park, London [387] 1788 URC
Christ Church, Hitchin Hitchin, Hertfordshire [388] 1969 Methodist / URC
The Church on Fairford Leys Fairford Leys, Buckinghamshire [389] 2000 CoE / Catholic / Methodist / URC
City Temple City of London [390] 1640 URC
Clapton Park and Dalston URC Clapton, London [391] 1804 URC
The Hyde URC Colindale, London [392] 1873 URC
Colnbrook and Poyle United Church Colnbrook with Poyle, Berkshire 1814 Methodist / URC
Cores End URC Cores End, Buckinghamshire [393] 1768 URC
Crouch End Union Church Crouch End, London 1855 Baptist / URC
Deanway United Church Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire [394] 1662 Methodist / URC
Ealing Green Church Ealing, London [395] 1800 Methodist / URC
St Andrew's URC, Ealing Ealing, London [396] 1874 URC
Edmonton URC Edmonton, London 1789 URC
Edward Street URC, Dunstable Dunstable, Bedfordshire [397] 1852 URC
St Margaret's URC, Finchley Finchley, London 1893 URC
St Andrew's URC, Frognal Frognal, London 1900 URC
Fulham URC Fulham, London [398] pre-1904 URC
Gants Hill URC Gants Hill, London 1964 URC
Trinity Church, Golders Green Golders Green, London 1911 Methodist / URC
Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church Hampstead Garden Suburb, London [399] 1910 Baptist / URC
St Margaret's & St George's, Harlesden Harlesden, London 1874 URC / Moravian
Harpenden URC Harpenden, Hertfordshire [400] 1822 URC
Heaton Way URC, Harold Hill Harold Hill, London [401] 1960 URC
Hertford URC Hertford, Hertfordshire [402] 1673 URC
Heston Asian URC Heston, London 2012 URC
High Cross URC, Tottenham Tottenham, London [403] 1866 URC
Highgate URC Highgate, London [404] 1662 URC
Holtspur URC Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire 1937 URC
Holy Trinity URC, Perivale Perivale, London [405] 1936 URC
Homewood Road URC, St Albans St Albans, Hertfordshire [406] 1941 URC
Hounslow URC Hounslow, London [407] 1824 URC
Howard Memorial Church, Cardington Cardington, Bedfordshire [408] 1839 Methodist / URC
Ickenham URC Ickenham, London [409] 1831 URC
Islington URC Islington, London URC
Kensington URC Kensington, London [410] 1793 URC
Kingsway URC, Slough Slough, Berkshire [411] 1835 URC
Lancaster Road URC, Enfield Enfield, London [412] 1885 URC
Letchworth Free Church Letchworth, Hertfordshire 1924 URC
Grange Park URC, Leyton Leyton, London 1873 URC
Leytonstone United Free Church Leytonstone, London [413] 1827 Baptist / URC
Manor Road URC, Stoke Newington Stoke Newington, London 1880 URC
Mill Hill East Church Mill Hill, London [414] 1950 Baptist / URC
Muswell Hill URC Muswell Hill, London [415] 1899 URC
Nelmes URC, Hornchurch Hornchurch, London [416] 1906 URC
Christ Church, New Southgate & Friern Barnet New Southgate, London [417] 1884 Baptist / URC
Christ Church URC, Newham Newham, London [418] 1807 URC
Palmers Green URC Palmers Green, London [419] 1907 URC
Panshanger Church Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire [420] 1971 CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Ponders End URC Ponders End, London 1745 URC
Potters Bar URC Potters Bar, Hertfordshire [421] 1934 URC
Radlett United Free Church Radlett, Hertfordshire [422] 1905 Methodist / URC
Rectory Road URC, Hackney Hackney, London 1871 URC
Lumen URC, Bloomsbury Bloomsbury, London [423] 1808 URC
Seven Kings United Free Church Seven Kings, London [424] 1982? Baptist / URC
St Andrew's URC, Gerrards Cross Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire [425] 1919 URC
St Andrew's URC, Iver Iver, Buckinghamshire 1928 URC
St Andrew's URC, Borehamwood Borehamwood, Hertfordshire 1958 URC
St George's URC, Hemel Hempstead Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire [426] 1954 URC
St James' URC, Buckhurst Hill Buckhurst Hill, Essex [427] 1860 URC
St John's URC, New Barnet New Barnet, London [428] 1870 URC
St John's URC, Northwood Northwood, London [429] 1905 URC
St Katherine's, Dunstable Dunstable, Bedfordshire [430] 1965 CoE / URC
St Ninian's URC, Luton Luton, Bedfordshire 1941 URC
St Thomas' URC, Watford Watford, Hertfordshire [431] URC
Stamford Hill URC Stamford Hill, London 1872 URC
Stepney Meeting House Stepney, London [432] 1644 URC
Stevenage URC Stevenage, Hertfordshire [433] 1952 URC
Chesham URC Chesham, Buckinghamshire [434] 1724 URC
Eastcote and Northwood Hills URC Northwood, London [435] 1939 URC
Union Church Totteridge Totteridge, London [436] 1945 URC
Trinity Church, Harrow Harrow, London [437] 1975 Methodist / URC
Trinity URC, High Wycombe High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire [438] 1662 URC
Trinity URC, Slough Slough, Berkshire [439] 1941 URC
Trinity Church, Enfield Enfield, London [440] 1890 Methodist / URC
Trinity URC, Upminster Upminster, London [441] 1801 URC
Trinity Church, Knebworth Knebworth, Hertfordshire [442] 1887 Methodist / URC
Trinity Church, Mill Hill Mill Hill, London [443] 1886 Methodist / URC
Trinity Church, North Finchley North Finchley, London [444] 1864 Baptist / URC
Trinity URC, St Albans St Albans, Hertfordshire [445] 1903 URC
Upper Clapton URC Upper Clapton, London [446] 1812 URC
Vine URC, Ilford Ilford, London [447] 1892 URC
Walkern and Sandon URC Walkern, Hertfordshire 1662 URC
Trinity URC, Walthamstow Walthamstow, London 2003? URC
Walthamstow UR Asian Christian Church Walthamstow, London 1999 URC
Wanstead URC Wanstead, London [448] 1865 URC
Welwyn Garden City URC Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire [449] 1921 URC
Wembley Park URC Wembley Park, London [450] 1930 URC
Wendover Free Church Wendover, Buckinghamshire [451] 1811 Baptist / URC
St Andrew's URC, West Kilburn Kilburn, London [452] 1896 URC
Western Road URC, Romford Romford, London [453] 1662 URC
Wheathampstead United Church Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire 1812 Methodist / URC. Closed?
Wigmore Church Luton, Bedfordshire [454] 1864 Methodist / URC
Winchmore Hill URC Winchmore Hill, London [455] 1742 URC
Woodford Bridge URC Woodford Bridge, London 1890 URC
Woodford Green URC Woodford Green, London [456] 1904 URC

Wales SynodEdit

Synod website

Church Location Web Founded Denomination
Aberedw URC Aberedw, Powys URC
Castle Street URC, Abergavenny Abergavenny, Monmouthshire URC
Albany Church, Haverfordwest Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire [457] Methodist / URC
Bailey Street Uniting Church, Brynmawr Brynmawr, Blaenau Gwent URC
Barry Uniting Church Barry, Vale of Glamorgan [458] Methodist / URC
Bethany URC, Ystrad Mynach Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly URC
Bethel URC, Llanishen Llanishen, Cardiff URC
Bethel URC, Wolfsdale Camrose, Pembrokeshire [459] 1827 URC
Bethesda URC, Tongwynlais Tongwynlais, Cardiff URC
Bethesda'r Fro URC, St Athan St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan URC
Beulah URC, Rhiwbina Rhiwbina, Cardiff [460] 1849 URC
Bridgend United Church Bridgend, Bridgend Methodist / URC
Bryn Zion and Beiliheulog URC Erwood, Powys URC
Canton Uniting Church Canton, Cardiff [461] 1640 Baptist (GB) / URC
Carmarthen Road URC, Swansea Swansea, Swansea URC
Castle Square URC, Pontypridd Treforest, Rhondda Cynon Taf URC
Central Ecumenical Church, Maesteg Maesteg, Bridgend (Baptist (GB)?) / URC
Christ Church, Milford Haven Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire [462] Methodist / URC
Christ Church & Caebach URC, Llandrindod Wells Llandrindod Wells, Powys URC
Christ Well URC, Manselton Manselton, Swansea [463] URC
Christ Church, Fairwater Fairwater, Cardiff [464] Methodist / URC
Christ Church, Ogmore Vale Ogmore Vale, Bridgend Methodist / URC
City URC, Cardiff Cardiff, Cardiff [465] URC
Crane Street Church, Pontypool Pontypool, Torfaen [466] c. 1820 Baptist (GB) / URC
Crundale URC Crundale, Pembrokeshire [467] 1837 URC
Cwmbran URC Cwmbran, Torfaen URC
Dan y Graig Church, Risca Risca, Caerphilly [468] Methodist / URC
Ebenezer URC, Pontnewynydd Pontnewynydd, Torfaen [469] 1742 URC
Ebenezer URC, Brecon Brecon, Powys [470] URC
Edwardsville URC Treharris, Merthyr Tydfil URC
Elfed Avenue United Church Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan [471] Presbyterian / URC
Gilwern URC Gilwern, Monmouthshire URC
Gloddaeth United Church Llandudno, Conwy [472] Presbyterian / URC
Hall Street Church, Llanelli Llanelli, Carmarthenshire Methodist / URC
Hanover URC, Llanover Llanover, Monmouthshire [473] 1644 URC
Hebron URC, Mostyn Mostyn, Flintshire URC
Hill URC, Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant, Swansea URC
Hope & Market Square United Church, Merthyr Tydfil Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil Presbyterian / URC
Horeb URC, Builth Wells Builth Wells, Powys URC
Horeb URC, Dyserth Dyserth, Denbighshire [474] 1906 URC
Keyston URC Camrose, Pembrokeshire [475] 1787 URC
Libanus URC, Brecon Brecon, Powys [476] URC
Llanfair Uniting Church Penrhys, Rhondda Cynon Taf [477] 1971 Multidenomational1
Maesyronnen with Glasbury URC Glasbury, Powys [478] URC
Tyddyn Street United Church, Mold Mold, Flintshire [479] 1857 Presbyterian / URC
Mount Zion Church, Hook Hook, Pembrokeshire URC / Congregational
New Bethel URC, Mynyddislwyn Mynyddislwyn, Caerphilly URC
New Street United Church, Welshpool Welshpool, Powys [480] Presbyterian / URC
Nolton Haven URC Nolton Haven, Pembrokeshire [481] 1858 URC
Parkminster URC Roath, Cardiff [482] URC
Plough Church, Brecon Brecon, Powys [483] URC / Independents
Pontprennau Community Church Pontprennau, Cardiff [484] 2003 CiW / Baptist (GB) / Methodist / URC
Reynalton URC Reynalton, Pembrokeshire URC
Rhos-on-Sea URC Rhos-on-Sea, Conwy URC
Rivertown URC Shotton, Flintshire URC
Salisbury Park URC, Wrexham Wrexham, Wrexham URC
Sardis URC, Llangynidr Llangynidr, Powys URC
Sardis Community Chapel, Ynysddu Ynysddu, Caerphilly [485] URC / ?
Sarnau URC, Llanymynech Llanymynech, Powys URC
Senghenydd and Abertridwr URC Senghenydd, Caerphilly URC
St Andrew's URC, Cardiff Roath, Cardiff [486] 1897 URC
St David's, Aberystwyth Aberystwyth, Ceredigion [487] Presbyterian / URC
St David's, Bettws Bettws, Newport [488] CiW / URC
St David's Uniting Church, Pontypridd Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf [489] 1810 Baptist (GB) / Presbyterian / URC
St John's URC, Buckley Buckley, Flintshire URC
St John's, Tenby Tenby, Pembrokeshire [490] c. 1800 Methodist / URC
St John's URC, Flint with Bagillt Flint, Flintshire URC
St Paul's United Church, Penmaenmawr Penmaenmawr, Conwy [491] 1880s Methodist / URC
Stow Park Church Newport, Newport [492] Presbyterian / URC
Tabernacle URC, Holywell Holywell, Flintshire URC
Tabernacle URC, Llanvaches Llanvaches, Newport URC
Tabernacle URC, Mumbles Mumbles, Swansea URC
Tabernacle URC, Pembroke Pembroke, Pembrokeshire URC
Tabernacle URC, Rhayader Rhayader, Powys URC
Tabernacle URC, Pennorth Llanhamlach, Powys [493] URC
Talgarth United Free Church Talgarth, Powys [494] URC
Temple URC, Gowerton Gowerton, Swansea [495] URC
Templeton URC Templeton, Pembrokeshire URC
The Church in the Park, Old Colwyn Old Colwyn, Conwy URC
The United Church in Rhyl Rhyl, Denbighshire [496] Presbyterian / URC
Tabernacle URC, Tiers Cross Tiers Cross, Pembrokeshire [497] 1814 URC
Trinity URC, Llanidloes Llanidloes, Powys URC
Trinity Church, Porthcawl Porthcawl, Bridgend [498] Methodist / URC
Uniting Church, Sketty Sketty, Swansea [499] 1832 Methodist / URC
Van Road URC, Caerphilly Caerphilly, Caerphilly [500] 1898 URC
Zion's Hill URC, Spittal Spittal, Pembrokeshire [501] 1823 URC

1Baptist (GB), Baptist (Wales), CiW, Congregational, Methodist, Presbyterian, Independents, URC

Yorkshire SynodEdit

Synod website

Church Location Web Founded Denomination
Beeston Hill United Free Church Beeston, West Yorkshire [502] Baptist / Methodist / URC
Bilton Grange URC Harrogate, North Yorkshire [503] URC
Bingley URC Bingley, West Yorkshire URC
Bolton Villas Family Church Bradford, West Yorkshire URC
Brackenhall URC, Huddersfield Sheepridge, West Yorkshire URC
Bridge Church, Otley Otley, West Yorkshire [504] 1821 URC
Central URC, Sheffield Sheffield, South Yorkshire [505] 1660 URC
Central Church, Goole Goole, Humberside Methodist / URC
Christ Church, Swanland Swanland, Humberside [506] 1693 Methodist / URC
Christ Church URC, Castleford Castleford, West Yorkshire [507] 1859 URC
Christ Church, Halifax Hipperholme, West Yorkshire [508] Methodist / URC
Christ Church, Stocksbridge Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire [509] 1860 Methodist / URC
Christ Church URC, South Ella Kirk Ella, Humberside [510] URC
Christ Church, Ilkley Ilkley, West Yorkshire [511] early C19th Methodist / URC
Clayton West URC Clayton West, West Yorkshire [512] 1794 URC (to close March 2019)
Cornerstone Church, Great Horton Great Horton, West Yorkshire [513] Methodist / URC
Zion URC, Cottingham Cottingham, Humberside [514] URC
The Church of Christ in Darnall Darnall, South Yorkshire CoE / Methodist / URC
Denholme Shared Church Denholme, West Yorkshire [515] CoE / Baptist / URC
Dore and Totley URC Totley, South Yorkshire [516] 1888 URC
East Hull URC Kingston upon Hull, Humberside URC
Eccleshill URC Eccleshill, West Yorkshire URC
Elloughton URC Elloughton, Humberside URC
Emmanuel St John's, Scarborough Scarborough, North Yorkshire [517] Methodist / URC
Flanshaw URC Flanshaw, West Yorkshire URC
Flowergate URC, Whitby Whitby, North Yorkshire [518] 1878 URC
Gleadless URC Gleadless, South Yorkshire [519] URC
Greasbrough United Church Greasbrough, South Yorkshire [520] C18th Methodist / URC
Grove URC, Gomersal Gomersal, West Yorkshire URC
Hall Gate URC, Doncaster Doncaster, South Yorkshire URC
Christ Church, Halton Halton, West Yorkshire [521] Methodist / URC
St Columba's URC, Headingley Headingley, West Yorkshire [522] 1856 URC
Heath URC, Halifax Halifax, West Yorkshire [523] URC
Heckmondwike URC Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire URC
Herringthorpe URC Rotherham, South Yorkshire [524] URC
Heywood URC, Northowram Northowram, West Yorkshire URC
Holme URC Holme Wood, West Yorkshire URC
Hornsea URC Hornsea, Humberside [525] 1798 URC
Idle Upper Chapel URC Idle, West Yorkshire URC
Intake URC, Doncaster Doncaster, South Yorkshire URC
Kirkheaton United Church Kirkheaton, West Yorkshire [526] Methodist / URC
Knaresborough URC Knaresborough, North Yorkshire [527] URC
Knottingley URC Knottingley, West Yorkshire [528] 1804 URC
Little Lane Church, Bradford Heaton, West Yorkshire [529] Baptist / Methodist / URC
St Luke's, Lodge Moor Lodge Moor, South Yorkshire [530] CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Longcauseway Church Dewsbury, West Yorkshire [531] 1815 Methodist / URC
Luddendenfoot URC Luddendenfoot, West Yorkshire URC
Meersbrook Park URC Sheffield, South Yorkshire URC
The Michael Church, Lowedges Sheffield, South Yorkshire URC
Moldgreen URC Moldgreen, West Yorkshire [532] 1865 URC
New Hope URC, Halifax Halifax, West Yorkshire URC
New Providence URC, Ovenden Ovenden, West Yorkshire [533] URC
Norristhorpe URC, Liversedge Liversedge, West Yorkshire URC
Northcliffe Church Shipley, West Yorkshire [534] Methodist / URC
Zion URC, Oughtibridge Oughtibridge, South Yorkshire URC
Pickering URC Pickering, North Yorkshire URC
Portholme Church Selby, North Yorkshire [535] Methodist / URC
Providence URC, Dacre Dacre, North Yorkshire 1827 URC
Pudsey URC Pudsey, West Yorkshire URC
Ravensthorpe with Hopton URC Ravensthorpe, West Yorkshire URC
Riddlesden URC Riddlesden, West Yorkshire URC
Salem URC, Burley-in-Wharfedale Burley-in-Wharfedale, West Yorkshire [536] 1839 URC
Saltaire URC Saltaire, West Yorkshire [537] 1857 URC
Shiregreen URC Shiregreen, South Yorkshire [538] URC
St Andrew's URC, Scarborough Scarborough, North Yorkshire URC
St Andrew's, Penistone Penistone, South Yorkshire Methodist / URC
St Andrew's URC, Sheffield Sheffield, South Yorkshire [539] 1853 URC
St Andrew's URC, Roundhay Roundhay, West Yorkshire [540] URC
St Andrew's, Skipton Skipton, North Yorkshire [541] Methodist / URC
St Columba's URC, York York, North Yorkshire [542] 1749 URC
St James' URC, Sheffield Sheffield, South Yorkshire URC
St Mary's in the Wood URC, Morley Morley, West Yorkshire [543] URC
St Ninian's & St Andrew's URC, Hull Kingston upon Hull, Humberside [544] 1643 URC
St Paul's URC, Harrogate Harrogate, North Yorkshire [545] URC
Stainbeck URC Leeds, West Yorkshire [546] 1931 URC
Stainland & Holywell Green URC Holywell Green, West Yorkshire 1813 URC
The Church in Cottingley Cottingley, West Yorkshire [547] 1974 CoE / Methodist / URC
The King's Way Church, Ossett Ossett, West Yorkshire [548] Methodist / URC
South Leeds URC Leeds, West Yorkshire [549] URC
Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley Beverley, Humberside [550] 1759 Methodist / URC
Trinity URC, Barnsley Barnsley, South Yorkshire [551] URC
Trinity URC, Sheffield Sheffield, South Yorkshire [552] URC
Trinity Church, Rawdon Rawdon, West Yorkshire [553] Baptist / Methodist / URC
Trinity Church, Keighley Keighley, West Yorkshire Baptist / URC
Trinity Church, Honley Honley, West Yorkshire [554] Methodist / URC
Trinity United Church, Harehills Harehills, West Yorkshire [555] Methodist / URC
United Church, Marsden Marsden, West Yorkshire [556] Methodist / URC
Emmanuel, Waterthorpe Waterthorpe, South Yorkshire [557] 1970s CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Waverley URC, Huddersfield Huddersfield, West Yorkshire URC
Wesley Road Chapel, Armley Armley, West Yorkshire [558] Baptist / Methodist / URC
West Melton URC Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorkshire [559] 1797 URC
West Park URC, Harrogate Harrogate, North Yorkshire [560] 1813 URC
West Park URC, Leeds Leeds, West Yorkshire URC
Westfield URC, Wyke Bradford, West Yorkshire [561] URC
Wigton Moor URC, Leeds Leeds, West Yorkshire URC
Trinity Church, Wilsden Wilsden, West Yorkshire Methodist / URC
Withernsea URC Withernsea, Humberside URC

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 2016 Yearbook (United Reformed Church, 2015), 12
  2. ^ The United Reformed Church Act 1972 (a private bill) at section 2 provides that 'United Reformed Church means the church or denomination which on its formation is to be described and known as the United Reformed Church (Congregational-Presbyterian) in England and Wales, or as the United Reformed Church (Congregational-Presbyterian) or as the United Reformed Church'.
  3. ^ House of Commons Hansard, 21 June 1972
  4. ^ Section 2 of the United Reformed Church Act 1981 mentions 'the church thenceforth to be known as the United Reformed Church in the United Kingdom'.
  5. ^ The 2008 Year Book published by the URC explains that, after the 2000 union, it is now known simply as the United Reformed Church, as defined in the United Reformed Church Act 2000. In any case, the URC no longer has any congregations in Northern Ireland, a fact acknowledged in URC (2004) A Gift Box (ISBN 0-85346-222-4); but it does have congregations in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, both outside the United Kingdom.
  6. ^ The Rev Caryl Micklem: Obituary in The Independent, 18 June 2003
  7. ^ Thompson, David M.; Briggs, John H. Y.; Turner, John Munsey (5 February 2015). "Protestant Nonconformist Texts Volume 4: The Twentieth Century". Wipf and Stock Publishers – via Google Books.
  8. ^ Tony Tucker (2003) Reformed Ministry: Traditions of Ministry and Ordination in the United Reformed Church. ISBN 978-0853462170
  9. ^ Camroux, Martin (27 May 2016). "Ecumenism in Retreat: How the United Reformed Church Failed to Break the Mould". Wipf and Stock Publishers – via Google Books.
  10. ^ "Ekklesia - United Reformed Church votes to host same-sex civil partnerships". www.ekklesia.co.uk. 8 July 2012.
  11. ^ "United Reformed Church approves gay marriage services - BBC News". Retrieved 2016-07-10.
  12. ^ https://faithsurvey.co.uk/download/csintro.pdf
  13. ^ The Basis of Union. United Reformed Church website
  14. ^ "Vision4Life". Vision4Life.
  15. ^ Garner, Nicholas. "Dr Williams's Library - Congregational Collections". www.dwl.ac.uk.
  16. ^ "Westminster College, Cambridge".
  17. ^ "Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library, SOAS, University of London". www.soas.ac.uk.

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