Youth Assembly 2019

Youth-assembly-Taster-Day-smallYouth Assembly 2019 Taster Day 19th January 2019 

Great News! If you are too young for Youth Assembly or have always wondered what it is all about but were unsure whether it was for you and if you are in year 7/ S1 or above but still under 17, then this event is for you. On Saturday 19 January 2019, we are running a "Taster Day" alongside Youth Assembly especially for you.

On arrival you will join others in the group in a fun team activity challenge  run by the staff of Whitemoor Lakes Activity Centre. It will be a chance to  have some fun together. We will share lunch with the participants in Youth Assembly. We will join with Youth Assembly for a time of worship (Youth assembly style) and then a keynote talk and a choice of workshops (Youth Assembly has three of these sessions over the weekend). Finally we are planning for representatives from the Youth Exec to join you to run a mock business session – separate from Youth Assembly but running in the same way – to gather your feedback.

We are aware that, for many, this is a long way to travel for one day but we hope to make it worthwhile and maybe tempt you to think about coming for the whole weekend next time. We will be looking at organising transport to the venue from Lichfield railway station. If distance means that an adult needs to accompany you on your journey, then never fear, we have thought of them too. We will be laying on refreshments for them, a chance to visit the local arboretum, lunch at Whitemoor Lakes and then a free afternoon in Lichfield to fill in the time while they wait for you – all for a very reasonable cost.

Come and be part of "One Body". Booking form is available here and bookings will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

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One Body: We're all in this together Youth Assembly 2019

A weekend to focus on Jesus, to share in community with other young people, and to explore what it means to be church together.  Age Year 10 - 25 year olds.  Financial help available if needed. Assembly meet at Whitemoor Lakes, Alrewas, Staffordshire.

Booking Details and Cost on or before 11th November: £110
Cost from 12th November: £140 Age: Year 10/S3 to 25 years 

Young people from all parts of the URC join together for an amazing weekend of workshops, Bible studies, creative sessions, worship and prayer,  movies, comedy and loads more and of course the business that the young people bring. To book your place visit Website link below or contact the Children's and Youth Officer. Tel: 020 7916 8683  Email: Children's and Youth Office.  If financial help is needed please contact the Children's and Youth Office. Further information will be sent once your booking form has been received. If you or your group need a leader to accompany you, please contact the Children's and Youth Officer.

Website: Youth Assembly Booking Form    Bookings are now open for the 2019 Youth Assembly at Whitemoor Lakes next January. 

Science and Faith in the Local Church-2019

Science and Faith in the Local Church


science--faithThe Faraday Institute for Science and religion is organising three workshops looking at science and faith in the local church.


20th - 21st February:    Bristol       13 th - 14th  March:    Manchester

These workshops are aimed at church leaders, lay or ordained, and those in training. Each workshop will cover contemporary hot topics in the dialogue between Science and Religion as well as how to engage with Science and Faith in the local Church and pastoral approaches to Science-Faith issues.    Each workshop will cost £50 including a light lunch.


Download: Faraday Poster for more Information           Website: Faraday Institute 

GYL Growing Young Leaders

GYL 'Growing Younger Leaders'  

Saturday 23rd March 2019 - 9.00am – 4.30pm - All Saints Church, Church Lane, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6AB 

The day is targeted at young people in school years 6-8 and aims to help them:GYL-logo-2016-1jpg

  •  understand their importance to God
  •  recognise that we all belong and have a part to play
  •  reflect on their gifts and talents
  •  appreciate the importance of working together
  •  begin a leadership journey

The day will begin with breakfast at 9am and refreshments throughout the day. Lunch will be provided.
Cost for the day £12 Cheques made payable to 'GenR8' - For BACS payments - Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For further information please Email:   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.  or  Tel: 01223 237874  or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. CYDO, URC Eastern Synod Tel: 01223 830770 
Download: GYL Booking Form

Graham Kendrick

Graham Kendrick - Keep the Banner Flying High -  27th April 2019

graham-kendrick-2019The Apex Bury St Edmunds - Presented by Southgate Church 

Keep the Banner Flying High!   Saturday 27th April 2019 - 7.30 pm 

Tickets at £17 (including £1 booking fee)  Contact - The Apex Box Office, 1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD.   Telephone 01284 758000 | The Apex box office  

Presented by Southgate Church as a fundraising event for the local Christian Charity, Chaplain in the Workplace.

Download: Graham Kendrick Poster   -  Watch Graham on YouTube  - Keep The Banner Flying High

The Art of Spiritual Direction

art-of-spiritual-directionA one-year introductory course in Cambridge  September 2018 – May 2019 

Dates: Mondays during term time, excluding half-terms;  11am –3.45pm 17th September 2018 - 20th May 2019 

Venues: All course sessions held at The Stable Rooms, St Andrew's Histon, Cambridge.
Residential weekend held at Bishop Woodford House in Ely.

Fees: Non returnable booking fee of £10.00 - Course fee of £850 includes the residential weekend  

This is primarily an experiential course, led by a team of experienced tutors and offered by
The Cambridgeshire Courses in Spiritual Direction  (CCSD). CCSD, a charitable  organisation, delivered its first programme in 2002 and since 2014, has been part of the Society of Retreat Conductors. It aims to offer participants a wide range of experience in: - Ways of praying  - traditions of Christian spirituality - the ministry of spiritual direction 

To discover more about the course please visit CCSD Website     Download: The Art of Spiritual Direction Poster and Booking Details

Clare Priory Retreat 2019

Clare Priory Retreat 28th June - 30th June 2019  

Care-for-the-soul-clare-priory copyCARE FOR THE SOUL - This retreat will be led by Revd Mary Irish and Sister Karen Knight.

Friday 28th June - Sunday 30th June 2019 - Clare Priory, Ashen Road, Clare, Suffolk, CO10 8NX 

This retreat day offers the opportunity to slow down and find rest through guided study and reflection, individual quiet time.  Clare Priory has been a place of prayer for many centuries. The monastery, new church and beautiful grounds offer peaceful surroundings, inviting us into the presence of God.  

The weekend will start late Friday afternoon and finish after lunch on Sunday. The accommodation is full board and most rooms are en-suite. The charge for this retreat is £140 per person. This includes all meals. The cost of the retreat can be met from EM or Lay Preachers allowances if applicable. 

The Closing date for booking is 1st June 2019.         Download: Clare Priory Retreat Booking Form  

Further Information from  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  - Synod Office  01223 830770        Website: Clare Priory 

URC Holiday Forum 2019

URC Holiday Forum 2019 - A story waiting to be told - 17th - 23rd August 2019

hoiliday-forum-1-2018URC HOLIDAY FORUM 2019 Saturday 17th to Friday 23rd August 2019. We would like to invite you to join us in Swanwick in August for URC Holiday Forum 2019 on the theme of A story waiting to be told.

FUN, FAITH and FELLOWSHIP A Christian holiday for all ages at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire DE55 1AU. 

A story waiting to be told… We can’t change history but there are many untold stories which can change the future through how history is remembered. Telling the story is what Jesus did so well and new stories can be told through fiction and non-fiction; gospel and testimony; song and poetry so come and write a new story or, as the Psalmist says, sing a new song to the Lord! Behind every story written and heard there are many more waiting to be told and YOUR story is what the Lord wants you to tell. This is a week to be inspired and inspire with visions and dreams knowing that if you can imagine something it is possible with God.

  • Theme Leader - Revd Richard Becher
  • Worship Leaders - Revd Iain McLaren and Steven Neville
  • Music Leader – Marion Turner (and friends) 

Look online: URC Holiday Club Forum 2019  on Facebook and Twitter.  If you wish to book for Holiday Forum 2019, please use the Booking Form on this website or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Safeguarding Training 2019

Safeguarding Training Good Practice 2019

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The new URC Good Practice and Safeguarding training session.  It is primarily designed for people who work with children or young people on behalf of the United Reformed Church.  However, ministers, local church leaders, safeguarding coordinators, anyone looking for a basic introduction or refresher training for good practice in safeguarding children & young people are welcome to attend.

For further information please e-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone Sue Drane at the Synod Office 01223 830770

If your church has a group of people (approximately 6-8) who require training and need a local and accessible venue, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Children's and Youth Development Officer(CYDO) to discuss hosting a session.

Multicultural Celebration

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An opportunity for ALL United Reformed Church congregations to come to the feast to share ideas and celebrate the gifts of our rich cultural diversity in the church and society

Website: Multicultural Celebrations for more information

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