Church Related Community Work

crcw-200We have two Church Related Community Workers in Eastern Synod. Maria Lee is based in Chelmsford and divides her time between the communities around Church of Our Saviour in Chelmer Village, and North Avenue Christian Centre (a URC Mission Project in partnership with Oasis Church) . Mark Tubby is based in the community around Dovercourt Central Church.

Church Related Community Work is a distinctive and recognised ministry within the United Reformed Church and CRCWs play a vital role in the denomination’s community involvement. URC CRCWs are called by God, professionally and theologically trained and then commissioned to help the church to live out its calling.

CRCW's use the principles of community development to respond to and challenge the issues facing their particular neighbourhoods and communities and work alongside a wide range of individuals, groups and organisations, developing initiatives and projects to transform individuals, churches and communities. You can read more about becoming a CRCW in our leaflet:

Could God be calling you to the ministry of church related community work

Become a CRCW Project

If you are a church (or churches) looking to apply for an accredited CRCW project please contact the CRCW office on 0207 916 2020 (URC Switchboard) or at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.

We would encourage you to read about the process before getting in touch:
Information for local churches considering the URC ministry of church related community work

You may also find it useful to look at the Handbook for CRCWs.

What training is available for Church Related Community Workers?

Website:  CRCW for Further Information 

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