The Bible Comes to Life Exhibition

Linton Free Church Welcome you to: The Bible Comes to Life Exhibition

Linton Free Church, Horn Lane, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4HTlinton free church

Public sessions will take place on:
Thursday 1st November from 7-9pm
Friday 2nd November from 7-9pm
Saturday 3rd November from 10am-4pm
Sunday Family Service 4th November 10:30am

A unique exhibition exploring the life and culture of the Bible - meet Biblical characters, see Torah (Bible) scrolls, Middle Eastern clothing, models of the Tabernacle Temple and much more - This is a great opportunity for you to see, touch and smell the world of the Bible. All the exhibits are free and take place in our church hall (next to the old chapel on Horn Lane), with light refreshments available, a bookstall, and are suitable for all ages.

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Website:  Facebook:  Telephone: Church Office: 01223 890118 Pastor Chris: 07764936803  Download: The Bible Comes to Life Exhibition Poster

Healing of the Nations

 Annual Celebration of Healing and Wholeness 3rd November 2018

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Histon Baptist Church - Saturday 3rd November 2018, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Hearing loop provided and disability access.

Tickets: £20 per person (£5 Earlybird discount before 5th October) Ticket price includes tea and coffee available throughout the day Please bring a packed lunch. A book stall run by Soham Christian Bookshop will include books on the theme of healing

Speaker: Revd Gale Richards Gale is the minister of Zion Baptist Church and an Associate Chaplain at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

At this year's Diocesan Healing Day we will be exploring issues of diversity. Are our churches places of welcome to people of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds? There will be opportunities for discussion and a choice of workshops. The day will conclude with a Communion Service including Laying on of Hands and Anointing

Further information and tickets contact the Bishop's Advisor for Healing, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Download: Healing of the Nations Poster    Download: Booking Form 

Developing Appreciative Inquiry Practice

Developing Your Appreciative Inquiry Practice 6th-8th November 2018

Developing Your Appreciative Inquiry Practice: Lunchtime Tuesday 6th November toappreciatingPeople-2018 Lunchtime Thursday 8th November 2018. MacDonald Portal Hotel, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0DJ

This 3-day residential course is designed for people who have already undertaken an introductory Appreciative Inquiry workshop such as Taste of AI and who wish to build on existing AI practice and deepen their understanding.

To express interest in the course and make an initial booking for one of the 18 places E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  For further information on the course and guidance on whether you meet the course criteria, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Download:        Developing your Appreciative Inquiry

Vocations Enquirers Conference

Vocations/Enquirers' Conference Events 2018 - 10th November 2018

There are two Assembly-organised Enquirers events in 2018 for people interested in a range of ministries in the church:  

Saturday 10th November 2018 - 10.00am - 4.00pm -Westminster College, Cambridge 

Explore opportunities for service through the United Reformed Church and ask the questions that are in your heart and mind.  If you have any practical enquiries, please direct these by email to Vivienne Williams,  or call 0207 916 8649.

Invitation to Cambridgeshire Churches

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The event is Tuesday 13th November 2pm-4pm at C3 Church in Cambridge. 

Church leaders across Cambridgeshire are invited to come and hear about an opportunity to partner with the County Council and  Cinnamon Network  in addressing the needs of isolated and elderly people and young families.  Support and funding are on offer for those churches wishing to do more to help with local community. 

Register for the event Cinnamon Network.     For more information, contact your Cambridgeshire Advisor - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07979 366654.

It's Advent! Now What?

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Join us and spend twenty four hours being resourced for the month ahead. This event is for ministers, lay preachers, worship leaders and anybody who wants to think afresh about Advent and Christmas. Cost: £63.00.

In brief: Here is a rare opportunity to take 24 hours to stop, reflect, worship and be resourced for what lies ahead over the coming weeks. In the midst of high levels of activity it is important as worship leaders that we have the chance to make space for ourselves, that we also may be ready to welcome the Christ child in mind, body and soul.

To book: Print and complete the booking form (pdf) , or alternatively contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by post to Tutorial Office, Westminster College, Cambridge, CB3 0AA

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:

  • 9 - 10 January: Cambridge
  • 20 - 21 February: Bristol
  • 13 - 14 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 

Youth Assembly 2019

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One Body: We're all in this together 

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. 

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

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 2018

Safeguarding Training Good Practice 2018

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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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