The roles of the Moderator are many and varied. Together with the Synod Pastoral Committee, the Synod Moderator in a range of ways, offer support and care to ministers and churches and, though the diary is sometimes challenging, try to be available to respond to the needs of both.
Together with colleagues who serve as Moderators in the other twelve Synods the Moderator has a particular role of introducing prospective ministers and prospective pastorates to each other. At this point this time we are hosting the URC ministerial vacancies’ Profiles pages which can be accessed by the menu to the right of this page.
Interim Arrangements until a new Synod Moderator is in post:
Revd. Paul Ellis will be the contact point for ministers
Revd. Cecil White will be the contact point for churches/pastorates
Revd. Roy Fowler will be the contact point for ecumenical matters
Revd. Liz Caswell will be the contact point for any matters in connection with ministerial candidacy
Revd. Nigel Uden will chair Synod and deal with any disciplinary matters
Revd. Mark Ambrose and/or Ms. Lindsey Brown can respond to any questions around mission, mission initiatives and mission projects.
All contact details are in the Synod Yearbook or contact can be made via the Synod Office staff. Jane Langford-Horder remains the PA to the Moderator (even without a Moderator for the time being.) The work towards appointing a new Synod Moderator is under the leadership of the Synod Clerk, Mr. Keir Hounsome.