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Church leaders speak together as the UK prepares to leave the EU

The Revd Nigel Uden and Derek Estill, Moderators of the United Reformed Church (URC) General Assembly, have joined leaders and representatives of ten British Church denominations and networks to speak together as the UK prepares to leave the European Union on 31 January. In a joint statement, they say: Read More … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day – 27 January 2020

This year marks the 75th anniversary since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, a complex of more than 40 concentration and extermination camps operated by the Nazis in occupied Poland during the Second World War. More than 1.1 million men, women and children lost their lives there. For Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 and its theme of Stand… Continue reading

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Urgent action needed to stop deportation of URC member

The Moderator of the United Reformed Church (URC) General Assembly, its General Secretary and other senior staff have signed a letter urging the Home Office to stop the deportation of a URC member who was recently arrested and may be deported early next week. A petition which asks the Home Office to stop the deportation… Continue reading

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Calling all prayer writers

Would you like to write a prayer for the United Reformed Church’s annual prayer handbook?  The editors are inviting people to write prayers for the 2021 edition, inspired by the theme ‘Conversations’. Read More … Continue reading

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Minister’s drive to fight climate change

According to government figures, pollution from cars account for more than 18% of UK emissions. Action in the car industry is considered crucial to cutting emissions to 51% by 2025 and to reach net zero by 2050 – a key target in the 2008 Climate Change Act. To help fight climate change, the Revd Malcolm… Continue reading

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CRCW’s Little Free Pantry tackles community poverty

According to the Trussell Trust’s latest statistics, 823,145 three-day emergency food supplies were given to people in crisis in the UK between April and September 2019. More than a third of these (301,653) went to children. United Reformed Church Related Community Worker (CRCW) Maria JY Lee, who works with a CRCW project in Chelmsford, discusses… Continue reading

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Australian bushfires: Westminster College principal reflects and prays

Since September 2019, the world has watched with shock and horror as bushfires have torn across parts of Australia, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. More than 2,000 homes have been razed to the ground, and according to reports, at least 25 people and millions of animals have died. Having recently returned from… Continue reading

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Northern College makes commitment to divest from fossil fuels

Northern College, Lavington United Reformed Church (URC) in Bideford, and Redland Park URC in Bristol have committed to divesting from fossil fuels. They join fifteen other churches and Christian institutions of various denominations in announcing their divestment commitment as part of the Epiphany Declaration for Fossil Free Churches. Read More … Continue reading

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'Goodbye Old Year' a poem for New Year's Day

Karen Campbell, a United Reformed Church Related Community Worker (CRCW) says goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020 in a poem called ‘Goodbye Old Year’. Read More … Continue reading

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'Santa Claus?' a poem for Christmas

Karen Campbell, a United Reformed Church Related Community Worker (CRCW) reflects on the real meaning of Christmas in a poem entitled ‘Santa Claus?’    Read More … Continue reading

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