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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

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.

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

Members of General Assembly enjoyed a taste of Greenbelt, the Christian festival which the United Reformed Church is an associate for 2016 and 2017, as organisers set up a mini campsite in the venue and gave a presentation about the festival.

Steve Summers, chair of the URC’s Greenbelt planning group, told Assembly: ‘For myself and hundreds of thousands of others over the years, Greenbelt has been much more than an annual festival. It’s become a dynamic and enduring movement, a spiritual sanctuary, a creative environment to encounter new ways to worship and to view God’s creation and a seedbed for learning about ways to be disciples in our own neighbourhoods.’

Read more: A taste of Greenbelt