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General Assembly is the biennial assembly of the United Reformed Church, meeting every two years to celebrate, discuss, and make decisions on, the life and work of the denomination.

General Assembly will next meet in East Midlands Synod at The Albert Hall, Nottingham, from 6 to 9 July 2018

 

directionsmap URCHow to get to Church House

Chuch House is on the corner where Tavistock Place meets Wakefield Street. It is clearly labelled high up on the side of the building as United Reformed Church House with the entrance in Wakefield Street.

From the railway stations from the North

From Kings Cross or St Pancras Main line or underground get south of the Euston Road through a subway tunnel to Euston Road (South) or by using light-controlled crossing from the St Pancras side of the road that runs between the stations. In the subway, exit up the stairs to Camden Town Hall/St Pancras Library. Cross Argyle Street and turn left, walking South beside the St Pancras public library (route of the Jubilee Walkway). Near the end of Argyle Street turn right following sign to Holy Cross Church and turn left beside McGlynn’s pub (Whidbourne Street). You will see Holy Cross church in front of you across Cromer Street. Go around left side of the church and keep forward (South – Harrison Street) to Church House either beside short cycle path and along the short side of Regent Square or beside Stanstead housing block.

If you end up West of Camden Town Hall just walk South along Judd Street to traffic lights; turn left along Tavistock Place. 

urcchurchhouseFrom Tavistock Square (buses 59, 68, 91,168)

From south-eastern corner of the Square (Eastern, if you are using a compass), where there are traffic lights, come along the full length of Tavistock Place. Church House is next to Lumen and clearly labelled high up as United Reformed Church House.  

From Grays Inn Road (buses 17, 45, 46)

Alight at Eastman Dental Hospital (southwards) or Acton Street/Sidmouth Street (northwards) and walk West along Sidmouth Street beside Westminster Kingsway College, through Regent Square (pavement beside old regency terrace) to Church House.

From Russell Square underground (Piccadilly Line) Buses 7 and 188 terminate nearby.

Turn right out of the station, but cross two roads by zebra crossings at right angles, then walk below Brunswick Centre (concrete retail and housing complex originally built in 1970s). Turn left at end of Brunswick Centre, cross zebra below Renoir Cinema, then turn left, walk North beside garden of Brunswick Square and one more block before turning right at traffic lights (King of Falafel restaurant).

Driving

Expensive meter parking charges apply till 6.30pm weekdays....1.30pm Saturdays and free on Sundays. Bring an assortment of coins with plenty of pounds and just pay the minutes (maximum 2 hours). Thereafter parking is free whether in meter spaces or on single yellow lines. Longer period parking available beneath Brunswick Centre (access from Marchmont Street), Holiday Inn (access from Herbrand Street) or Russell Court.

What is the URC coverWhat 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.

 

 

  pdf downloads for A4 printing
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.