About The Eastern Synod

The Eastern Synod of the United Reformed Church, is one of thirteen Synods (11 provincial in England, and 2 national in Scotland and Wales).

The Synod serves the local URC churches in Eastern England, many of which are linked with other denominations, thus expressing our goal of unity in God's mission.

Local URC inter-church fellowship and decision-making are fostered through the Area Partnerships. Within the Eastern Synod, there is also one United URC/Methodist Area Council.

The Synod Council, comprised mainly of ministers and lay representatives from the local churches, meets twice a year for worship together, fellowship, discussion and decision-making. The Synod Moderator - Revd Paul Whittle - chairs these biannual meetings.

As well as the Area Partnerships, there are three main committees, an Executive Committee and the Trust Directors.  More information about each of these can be found on the Council and Committees drop down.

Our Office Team are based in Whittlesford, although the Clerk and Treasurer are not based in Cambridge and only attend the office as necessary.  More information about each of the team can be found on the Contact Us drop down.

We hope you will find your way around this website with reasonable ease.  You may find the Search facility at the top of each page useful to find the item you are looking for.  However, if you still cannot find what you are looking for, click on the Contact Us menu, enter your query and post it off to us – we will direct it to the appropriate person and will get back to you.

Mission Tools

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Vision Initiatives

Find out more about Vision4Life; Vision2020 and Fresh Expressions.

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Newsletters

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The aim of the Newsletter is to improve communication across the Synod, which will require your input and feedback to help in offering worthwhile information.

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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 form and your query will be routed to the right person!

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