Welcome to The URC Eastern Synod

REVD PAUL WHITTLE - TO BECOME NEW MODERATOR OF NATIONAL SYNOD OF SCOTLAND

Synod Moderator Paul Whittle is – somewhat unexpectedly - to leave his post at the end of 2020 in order to take up a three year appointment as Moderator of the National Synod of Scotland. Paul says – “This has come as a great surprise to me, as it may to you. I was fully expecting to remain as the Moderator of the Eastern Synod until retirement. However, I was asked to consider this short term role in Scotland and, after prayerful consideration, met with the discernment group on Monday (28th September). That was an extremely positive meeting and I felt a strong sense of call.”  View Paul's Leaving Note     Paul Whittle returning to Scotland 

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 in November. 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 - 21st October 2020
Updates and Useful Information - 15th October 2020
Updates and Useful Information - 7th October 2020
Updates and Useful Information - September 30th 2020
Updates and Useful Information - September 23rd 2020

ALL AGE WORSHIP RESOURCES                   EASTERN SYNOD YOUTUBE CHANNEL 

Story Time for the under fives:  Being Thankful- with Nicola
Reading listening together -  Strong and Gentle - with Nicola 

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GUIDANCE FOR CHURCHES ON CORONAVIRUS

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES 

 

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


Joint Public Issues (JPIT) Launch Radical 'Jubilee' Campaingn. Wesbite: Rest the Debt UK

Young Christian Activist Launch Climate Justice Campaign.  Download: Press Release for more details of how to sign the petition.   

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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