Welcome to The URC Eastern Synod

DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THE SYNOD OFFICE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 
PLEASE NOTE, for the moment, the office is only open on certain days and for limited hours, and these are not regular. Messages should be picked up on a reasonably regular basis, though that is not guaranteed. Depending on circumstances, we hope to reopen the office in a more settled, but possibly still limited, way around the second week of September. Email remains the best means of contact.

Staff can be contacted by email, addresses can be found under   CONTACT US or in the Synod yearbook.

god-is-my-rock-2Weekly Coronavirus  Information from Paul, Nicola and Lindsey 

Updates and Useful Information - July 29th 2020
Updates and Useful Information - July 22nd 2020
Updates and Useful Information - July 15th 2020
Updates and Useful Information - July 8th 2020
Updates and Useful Information - July 1st 2020

SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB FOR CHURCHES 
Great Bread Bake Off - View: Day 1 to Day 5 
Download: Daily Craft Sheets  created by Nicola - Day 1    Day 2      Day 3      Day 4      Day 5 

Story Time for the Under fives: -The Very Big Picnic - Reading listening together - The Big Picnic- with Nicola 

View: Eastern Synod YouTube Channel

Information-booklets-3-2020Information Guides Read new guides from the URC about Facebook, New-reality-same-Mission-1 copy copyTwitter and WhatsApp, written for those who have never used them before but are thinking about doing so to stay in touch with their church or community. Also available is guidance about podcasts, Facebook Live, YouTube and Zoom.  

View: Ready for the new "normal"     View: New reality, same Mission 

Daily Devotions 2Daily Devotions   -  A daily Bible reading reflection and prayer 

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 from 4th June - Thursdays 8.15- 8.35 -  Pray4URC

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GUIDANCE FOR CHURCHES ON CORONAVIRUS

PRACTICAL CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES - POSTERS ETC.

 

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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