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Hundreds attend assembly-linked meetings by video conference

Four events that were originally planned to take place at the United Reformed Church (URC) General Assembly in July, were instead held online. Three of the four events were attended by over 100 people, possibly benefitting from a wider audience due to meeting virtually. Read More … … Continue reading

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News from around the URC

Here’s a selection of news from the United Reformed Church (URC) that took place over the summer. Church reminds community there’s always hope St Andrew’s Church – a local ecumenical project including the URC in Skipton, North Yorkshire – installed a six-foot-high, rainbow-coloured artwork outside its building over the summer. Read More … … Continue reading

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Introducing Meg

Blog · 16th September 2020 I’m Meg, and I’m so excited to start work as a JPIT / House of Commons intern. I’ve just graduated from the London School of Economics with a politics degree. I spent my time at … Continue reading

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Introducing Rodney

Blog · 14th September 2020 I’m Rodney, this year’s JPIT/House of Commons Intern. I live in Welling, which is the second largest area of Bexley. I recently completed an LLM in Constitutional Politics, Law & Theory at Birkbeck, University of … Continue reading

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Now available: The 2021 URC Prayer Handbook: Conversations

The 2021 Prayer Handbook, Conversations, edited by Karen Campbell and Ian Fosten, is now available from the URC Bookshop. This year, the prayer handbook includes new sets of prayers in addition to the usual prayers that follow the weekly lectionary readings. Read More … … Continue reading

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Chaplain takes the Gospel on the road in a tent

The Revd David Haslam, a United Reformed Church (URC) Minister and Royal Air Force Chaplain, took his work on the road over the summer, pitching his “Spiritual Place” tent at various locations. “My concept was to take the Gospel message into the midst of people’s working environments, and to offer Christian hospitality, challenge and presence through various activities and events. It’s like a church without walls, like the journeying people of God under Moses’ leadership. Have tent – will travel,” David said. Read More … … Continue reading

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Introducing Lucy

Blog · 11th September 2020 I’m Lucy, and I’m really excited to have just started work as JPIT’s new full-time intern. Having spent the last three years fossilising among medieval manuscripts and piles of books while studying for an undergraduate … Continue reading

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How I fell out of love with Universal Basic Income

I desperately want to see an end to Universal Credit. Last month I sat with a church member facing threats of eviction from her landlord. Like many people at the moment, work has dried up and she has no income … Continue reading

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URC Youth Assembly cancelled

The United Reformed Church (URC) Youth has announced the cancellation of its 2021 Youth Assembly due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking on behalf of URC Youth Executive, Reuben Watt, URC Youth Assembly Moderator, said it was a “difficult decision to make”: “It certainly wasn’t taken lightly. Youth Assembly means just as much to us as the Youth Executive as it does to the URC’s young members. Read More … … Continue reading

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New carbon calculator tool for churches

A new free online tool has been launched to help churches monitor their environmental impact. The 360° Carbon calculator enables United Reformed churches to assess and track the carbon footprint of their buildings and activities across different areas: energy, travel, food, waste, water and other expenditure. Read More … … Continue reading

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