Inter Faith Week 2019

Growing Inter Faith Understanding and Cooperation 10th and 17th November 2019

inter-faith-week-2019Inter Faith Week 2019 will take place between Sunday 10th and Sunday 17th November.

Inter Faith Week’s aims are to:

  • Strengthen good inter faith relations at all levels
  • Increase awareness of the different and distinct faith communities in the UK, in particular celebrating and building on the contribution which their members make to their neighbourhoods and to wider society
  • Increase understanding between people of religious and non-religious beliefs

This is an opportunity to join the many faith, belief and interfaith bodies as well as community organisations, charities, businesses and others who will be taking part in Interfaith Week this year. 

INTER FAITH WEEK 2019 FLYER for hard copies of the flyer visit the website.  The materials and activity listings on this website currently relate to Inter Faith Week 2018. These will be replaced/ removed once the final report on the 2018 Week is published along with the complete list of activities 

Website: Inter Faith Week for further information - about page and background on the History page.

Crossfire URC Youth Camp

Crossfire is a United Reformed Church Youth Camp  15th-17th November 2019


Crossfire is a weekend youth Christian camp which is run by GEAR (Group for Evangelism and Renewal in the United Reformed Church in conjunction with URC Youth. It has been running for over 35 years

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November 2019 - Bonsall Camp, Uppertwon Lane Bonsall, Derbyshire, DE4 2AW  
Cost: £15 when booked before 20 September (£25 after)

Crossfire Plus is an opportunity for young adults aged 16+ to explore more about their faith in Jesus Christ through sharing ideas, worship, and scripture. You don't need to have come to the May Crossfire camp in order to come to Plus and don't worry, we won't be camping in November - Bonsall has plenty of indoor accommodation.          Website:   Crossfire for more information and booking details.   

Crossfire Camp 2020

Friday 22nd to Monday 25th May 2020 -  Stathern Lodge Farm, Nr Melton Mowbray LE14 4EX 
Cost: £30 when booked before 31st March 2020 (£40 after)

Need to hire a tent? £10 for individual tent hire or £5 per person if you're happy to share with a friend. Crossfire is a camp for young people aged 12+ years (year 7 upwards) brought to you by GEAR and URC Youth. Its a fun weekend of talks, small group sessions, sung worship led by the Crossfire worship band and fantastic cooked food. Expect a great weekend of learning more about Jesus, fun activities and meeting new people.

GEAR Refreshing Ministry Conference

Refreshing Your Ministry Conference 19th-21st November 2019

gear-bannerRefreshing your Ministry Conference 19th to 21st November 2019 - High Leigh Conference Centre, Hertfordshire

Tue 19th November (lunch) to Thu 21st November (lunch included)

Walking in the Spirit            Keeping in step with the Spirit as we Walk the Way

This gathering builds on the previous successful events in recent years and includes teaching input, Bible studies and worship, space for prayer plus valuable down-time with colleagues away from regular responsibilities. This is for serving URC Ministers and CRCWs, and this year is extended to include Synod-appointed Local Leaders, and retired ministers who are in pastoral charge. The cost is £180 - You may be eligible for an EM2/3 training grant, and should enquire of your Synod Training Officer. Either the booking fee (£40, balance due by 30th Sept 2019) or full payment is required when making your booking. This includes bookings which will be paid for using EM2/3 grants.

Speakers include...   Neil Hudson, London Institute of Contemporary Christianity  -  John Proctor, General Secretary, URC   and 
Steve Uppal, All Nations Christian Centre

To book your place view GEAR Website or contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Westminster College Training Events 2019-2020


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There are a range of events at Westminster College, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0AA  throughout the year. Click on the link below for further information and to book a place. 

Save the date for 2020
Ministers Refresher Week - Monday 16th - Friday 20th March 
Life Together - LEPs Today and Tomorrow - Saturday 6th June

Website:    Westminster College Resource Centre for Learning   Website:    Westminster College Windows of opportunity          Westminster College Facebook

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.

The Gathering New Expressions of Church-2020

The Gathering for all New Expressions of Church 2020

gathering-2019"Fresh expressions are new forms of church that emerge within contemporary culture and engage primarily with those who don't go to church"

An invitation to apply for an extraordinary gift from United Reformed Church Mission and Westminster College Cambridge. The Gathering will be a network of prayerful mutual encouragement which will convene for three 24-hour meetings in 2020 (plus in-between via a social media) and meetings thereafter to be arranged. 

January 21st-22nd - July 17th-18th - October 12th-13th 2020

The URC is committed to supporting people who have set up new types of church and are now exploring the way forward in faith. Together with URC Westminster College Cambridge, we are delighted to invite applications to join The Gathering of teams who are intentionally developing and nurturing new types of worshipping communities and fresh expressions of church alongside our more traditional churches.        

All fresh expressions of church share similar values, though they vary as to their position on the journey. The values are:

  • Missional - serving those outside church 
  • Contextual - listening to people and entering their culture
  • Formational - making discipleship a priority
  • Ecclesial - forming 'church'
  • Download: The Gathering Information Sheet

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