Covid-19

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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Latest URC Covid19 advice - Emerging into the New Normal

26th June 2020: Read the latest advice from the United Reformed Church

  • Emerging into the new normal 
  • Personal Risk Assessment

 

 

URC Latest Advice about the Reopening of Church Buildings for Private Prayer

This includes an updated advice note from the General Secretary and Synod Moderators, a new Covid-19 Risk Assessment document, an example of a completed Risk Assessment form, and a new disclaimer poster.

PLEASE NOTE: The guidance directs any churches who do plan to reopen their buildings for this purpose to advise the Trustees. In the East Midlands Synod, please contact Mr Geoff Milnes, Property Officer: mailto:property@urc5.org.uk

 

New Reality, Same Mission

A stimulus to renewed community engagement as we emerge from the Pandemic

URC produces plan for new normal post-Covid-19

Are you ready for the “new normal”? United Reformed Church (URC) Synod Moderators have produced a new booklet to help churches and ministers move forward once the Covid-19 lockdown eases

Easter Resources for Young and Old

This unique Easter is making us tell the old, old story in striking new ways with so many of us stuck indoors...

Coronavirus in 17 Syllables

Coronavirus in 17 syllables

During the lockdown the Revd Derek Hopkins, minister at Yardley Hastings, has not only been supporting the church’s contribution to community action in the village but has expressed his reactions to coronavirus in a series of haiku. This is a Japanese verse form of 17 syllables over three lines (typically 5,7,5) and often with a contrast or development in the final line...

HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY IN LEICESTER AND LEICESTERSHIRE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

To: Ministers and churches in Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and the East Midlands

Worshipping together, apart

It is truly inspiring to see the many ways URC ministers and members in the East Midlands have responded to the challenges of worshipping God during a lockdown, with almost as many solutions as there are churches. From shared prayer sheets to pre-recorded services and even live telerooms, the approaches are myriad. Here are just a few examples...

 

A Thought for the Present Moment

Revd Derek Hopkins has kindly allowed us to share the reflection he has written, "Thought for our moment"...

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