Being an elder means you are also called to be part of a ‘team’, since an elder is someone who joins with others to form the elders’ meeting of the local congregation.

The functions of eldership in the United Reformed Church have been laid down in the Basis of Union, with the main ones being to foster in the congregation concern for witness and service to the community, evangelism at home and abroad, Christian education, ecumenical action, local inter-church relations and the wider responsibilities of the whole church;to see that public worship is regularly offered and the sacraments are duly administered, and generally to promote the welfare of the congregation; and to ensure pastoral care for the congregation, in which the minister is joined by elders having responsibility for groups of members.

Download: URC's Guide to Eldership 

Resourcing Our Elders

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Resourcing our Elders new resource materials available now, downloadable from the United Reformed Church website for supporting Elders in their roles and responsibilities.

There is an online feedback form included with the resources so that they can be continually developed through experience.

Download: Resourcing Our Elders

Mission Tools

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Vision Initiatives

Find out more about:  Walking the Way Vision4Life Vision2020 and Fresh Expressions

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Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk. We work to the United Reformed Good Practice Policy and Procedures 

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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 

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