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“Where’s the review?” say Churches and charities

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Responding to arguments used to support benefit sanctions

It has been 100 days since the Work and Pensions Select Committee called for a full independent review of the benefit sanctions system, but the Government has not indicated any intention to conduct a review. A group of Churches and charities is calling urgently for the Government to heed the Committee’s report and act on its recommendations.

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Edinburgh church secures lottery funding

Augustine United Church Edinburgh entire church photoAugustine United Church (AUC) in Edinburgh – a member of the United Reformed Church National Synod of Scotland – has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an architectural conservation project. A £31,500 development grant has been awarded to help the church progress its plan to: Repair and conserve the building’s roof, install insulation to assist with energy conservation and provide new and improved audio visual facilities as well as visitor information to promote the church’s architectural, cultural and theological heritage.

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John Proctor books now on online store

store news bannerVisit the URC web store where you can find, amongst other things, books written by The United Reformed Church general secretary The Revd John Proctor. Check out the web store for more information.

First and Second Corinthians  An accessible study on First and Second Corinthians, providing insightful commentary examining how Paul’s letters spoke to the people of Corinth and how they are received today.

The People’s Bible Commentary: Matthew  A devotional commentary for study and preaching.

Grove booklets  A set of five study booklets, providing an indispensable introduction to, and overview of, the message and meaning of all four Gospels and the Book of Acts. These booklets can be bought either separately or as a complete set.