What we believe:
The beliefs of the denomination are perhaps best summed up in our Statement concerning the Nature, Faith and Order of the United Reformed Church.
We say these words together on some of our big public occasions and they provides a vivid snapshot of what we are about. Those with well-tuned historical antennae will be able to pick up all sorts of references to our sometimes turbulent past and to issues that are still divisive among us. For those who say these words, some commentary may be helpful, along with an invitation to enter the debates. When the deeper implications of these phrases are appreciated they become not empty words to be parroted, but spine-tingling testimony to the kind of church we are or hope to be.
Finding out more about the United Reformed Church
If you would like to know more about what we believe then the course detailed below is a good place to start.
This five-session course is designed for small groups of young people or adults in local churches; those preparing for church membership, those who are new to the United Reformed Church or for those who, for whatever reason, want to deepen their understanding of our traditions and beliefs.
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|Session one - A faithful Church||download|
|Session two - A church based on the Bible||download|
|Session three - Part of the one great Church, with a particular story of our own||download|
|Session four - A church that affirms freedom||download|
|Session five - A church praying and working for unity||download|
|Statement of the Nature, Faith and Order of the United Reformed Church||download|
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In the United Reformed Church issues of faith and order are addressed by the Faith and Order Committee. More information on its scope and remit can be found here.