The Windermere Centre – which focused on delivering residential courses for lay people – will close on 25 May 2017.  The decision to close the Centre was made at Mission Council on 13 and 14 May 2017, following long and difficult deliberations, and acknowledging a profound debt of gratitude for its unique, 30-year contribution to the life of the United Reformed Church.

Before, after, and at, Mission Council heartfelt tributes were made to the many members of a loyal and dedicated staff team who had served the centre so well in the past 30 years.  A thanksgiving service will take place in the coming months and details will be made available as soon as the arrangements have been confirmed.

The decision to close the centre was made with sadness, yet with determination that the legacy of the Centre will continue with the work of the Centre in digital discipleship and online training part of the URC’s future offer for lay training and congregational development.

Full information on the decision to close the centre, including full text of the Mission Council resolutions, can be found here

We make these papers available to the wider URC membership asking that people be aware that they are discussion documents and that many changes may be made as a result of Mission Council decisions.


Late papers: