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daveherbertThe Revd David Herbert, currently serving as minister of the North Northumberland Mission Partnership, has been nominated as the next moderator of the United Reformed Church's Northern Synod.

David’s name will be brought before the URC General Assembly in July, and Assembly will be asked to appoint him to the role of Northern Synod Moderator, with effect from October.

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The United Reformed Church Yorkshire Synod’s Assembly took place on 11 May in Scarborough, featuring a guest talk given by Silcoates School Chaplain, Janet Lees (pictured).

The day was a mix of fellowship, fun and fish and chips, as Valerie Jenkins, the church secretary for Saltaire URC, reports:

'The Assembly was ably chaired by Sue Ripley, the convenor of the women’s committee. Worship was led by the Revd Alison Micklem from St Columba’s Church in York with Mrs Margaret Wood from Idle URC in Bradford accompanying the singing.

Read more: Yorkshire Synod Assembly