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On Sunday lunchtime, a seminar about iChurch – the out-of-the-box hosting package for church websites – was presented by Lawrence Moore, Director of the Windermere Centre.

Before explaining the practical benefits of the iChurch package, Mr Moore invited attendees to view websites as missional tools that can draw people in and give churches a voice.

Read more: Delegates discover iChurch

The URC History Society heard a paper yesterday read by the Revd Marion Tugwood on how female Presbyterian mission organisers challenged a male-dominated church between the 1870s and 1972.

Ms Tugwood was sharing her research into the women’s missionary association (WMA) of the English Presbyterian Church. The association was founded in a London drawing room by the wives and daughters of Presbyterian leaders.

Read more: The formidable mothers of mission

Assembly has appointed the Revd David Herbert as Moderator of the Northern Synod and reappointed Moderator of the Wessex Synod the Revd Clare Downing, and Southern Synod Moderator the Revd Nicola Furley-Smith.