Faith through a lens

faith-through-lensAre you interested in entering a national photography competition celebrating “Faith Through a Lens”? The Congregational & General is holding a prestigious annual photography competition which celebrates diverse representations of faith. Now in its fifth year, the contest is aimed at amateur photographers across the UK and is calling for creative photography that showcases everyday demonstrations and expressions of faith.

Time for creation

creation-timeFrom 1 September to the 4 October churches around the world will be taking time to pray for the protection of creation and the promotion of sustainable lifestyles that reverse our contribution to climate change.

 

Archbishop to deliver keynote speech at public issues conference

welbyThe Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will give the keynote address at the ‘Love your neighbour: Think, Pray, Vote’ conference organised by the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church. This will be the third such conference arranged by the three churches and will be held at Coventry Central Hall on Saturday 21 February 2015.

Churches campaign for the abolition of Trident ahead of Peacemaking Sunday

JPIT logoAs diplomatic initiatives gather pace to build a framework for a nuclear-weapon-free world, three British Churches are reiterating their call for the abolition of Trident. The call comes in advance of Peacemaking Sunday, which falls on 21 September this year.

 

The United Reformed Church prays for the people of Scotland

flower of scotlandThe Revd John Proctor, general secretary of the United Reformed Church, has written the following prayer for the people of Scotland following the results of the Independence Referendum:

 

Community Project Awards 2014

Community-project-playlist-videosOn 6 July the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church celebrated the work of the many community-based projects based in or linked to United Reformed Churches with the Congregational and General sponsored Community Project Awards.

Four projects won awards – the overall winner was Glenorchy Work Club based at Glenorchy United Reformed Church in Exmouth and the three runners up were Chapelfield Grow Your Own; Hope Restored, and Messy Church SEND.  Short films of all four projects are available here.

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Synod 12
Eglwys Ddiwygiedig Unedig Synod Cenedlaethol Cymru
(The United Reformed Church National Synod of Wales)
The United Reformed Church, Minster Road, Roath, Cardiff CF23 5AS

tel: 029 2019 5728
email: admin@urcwales.org.uk
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Moderator
The Revd Simon Walkling
moderator@urcwales.org.uk


Synod Clerk
Revd Shelagh Pollard
synodclerk@urcwales.org.uk

Synod Treasurer
Mr Chris Atherton
trustsec@urcwales.org.uk

Property Officer
Mrs Suzanne Cole
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Personal Assistant to the Moderator
Ms Helen Stenson
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Training and Development Officer (North)
Revd David Salsbury
trainingnorth@urcwales.org.uk

Training & Development Officer (South)
Revd Dr Kevin Snyman
tdosouth@urcwales.org.uk

Synod Ecumenical Officer
Revd Sally Thomas
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Rural Chaplain
Revd Chris Coe
rural@urcwales.org.uk

Children and Youth Development Officer
Mrs Judy Harris
cydo@urcwales.org.uk