Rural Life & Ministry

julian sandersOur Rural Life and Ministry Advocate - Revd Julian Sanders

Our Synod has the largest proportion of rural churches in the whole of the URC. The aim is to find ways to support churches in towns and villages across the Eastern Region. We need to explore ways in which rural churches, large or small, can strengthen links with their communities, and explore any new opportunities for outreach and service in their communities and beyond.”

Read the newsletters below – although they contain some time sensitive material, the articles are of general interest and relevance.

We are pleased to welcome Revd Julian Sanders as our Rural Life and Ministry Advocate for the URC Eastern Synod.

Send your stories, news and events to Julian -  E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Telephone: 01842 750548 and
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 Rural Matters in the Eastern Synod

Rural Matters is a quarterly publication. Whether you live and worship in one of the villages or hamlets in the East of England, or indeed in one of the towns or cities in this region. Each edition will highlight coming events of interest to people throughout the Synod.

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Download: Rural Matters - January 2019

Download: Rural Matters - February 2018

Download: Rural Matters - October 2017
Download: Rural Matters - January 2017

Download: Rural Matters - September 2016
Download: Rural Matters - May 2016
Download: Rural Matters - January 2016

Download: Rural Matters - Sept 2015
Download: Rural Matters - June 2015
Download: Rural Matters - March 2015

Download: Rural Matters 2nd Edition (2012)
Download: Rural Matters 1st Edition (2011)

Mission Tools


Vision Initiatives

Find out more about Vision4Life; Vision2020 and Fresh Expressions.

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The aim of the Newsletter is to improve communication across the Synod, which will require your input and feedback to help in offering worthwhile information.

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The Purpose and Mission of the Synod; the Synod Meeting; our Area Partnerships; each of our Committees and the calendar of meeting dates.

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Who's Who?

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Find out who's who on the Synod Office Team.  If you are unsure who to get in touch with, use the Contact Us form and your query will be routed to the right person!

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