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"...

QR code posters and the Test and Trace app - ACTION NEEDED

Download the latest advice from the URC about the Test & Trace app and the QR code poster. All churches should generate and display an official NHS Test & Protect QR code poster from September 24th. Currently, the Governments in England and Wales are strongly encouraging places of worship amongst others to display the QR Code poster, rather than requiring it. The United Reformed Church strongly encourages churches in England and Wales that are open for any purpose to comply with this

Churches now open or re-opening post-Covid

The East Midland Synod is maintaining a list of churches who have reopened their buildings for gathered worship...


Latest Coronavirus Update 14.09.20

The URC has issued a new statement about how churches are affected by the new guidance in force today...

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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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:


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


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