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EMURCE-Letter 335 - 21st January 2021


Opening Reflection by:

The Revd Geoffrey Clarke, East Midlands Synod Moderator



Guidance from the Synod Moderators on closing church buildings for public worship (Statement 5/1/21)

Guidance from the Synod Moderators on closing church buildings for public worship - Synod Moderators strongly recommend that churches should cease to meet for in-person worship and move exclusively to online or paper-based worship material.

New Resources for Advent

Photo by Daniel Seßler on Unsplash

We are delighted to share a set of new resources for Advent 2020, several of them produced within East Midlands Synod.

Photo by Daniel Seßler on Unsplash

Pastoral Letter, Statement from URC General Assembly Moderators and Latest Advice from Synod Moderators on Places of worship and community halls during November lockdown in England

  • Pastoral Letter for the Churches of East Midlands Synod at the beginning of the second lockdown
  • Latest advice from Synod Moderators on ‘places of worship and community halls during November lockdown in England’
  • Statement from the URC General Assembly Moderators, Revd Clare Downing & Mr Peter Pay

Creating Space with Children

An opportunity to gather with others and explore, learn and reflect together on how ministry with children in both peer and intergenerational settings can nurture the spirituality and faith formation of all involved. Be part of a community of practice that engages in this together...

In sad and glad remembrance - written by Revd Michael Forster

In sad and glad remembrance - Revd Michael Forster

Written by Michael Forster, one of our own Synod's retired ministers, this hymn was used in Sunday evening's live-streamed "Lincoln Remembers: Covid, Grief and Hope"...

Transition from Lockdown

A group of the URC’s Training & Development Officers have compiled this simple document, giving examples of what some churches have done during the lockdown and how they are now adapting their practice during this tricky transitional period...

Coronavirus: URC guidance around face coverings

In light of the various guidance issued by the governments in England, Scotland and Wales, the United Reformed Church (URC) Synod Moderators strongly encourage the use of face coverings for all people attending worship and other URC events that involve face-to-face meetings

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New Synod Safeguarding Officer

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Donna Gordon as our new Synod Safeguarding Officer.

HOW LONG? Psalm 13

How Long

A reflection by The Moderator, pre-recorded at Gainsborough United Reformed Church as part of the live-streamed "Lincoln Remembers: Covid, Grief and Hope" service. 

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