The United Reformed Church is often referred to as the URC.
We are a family of Christians, worshiping in the name of Jesus in about 1500 local churches from Orkney to Cornwall.
‘Reformed’ means that we delight in the Bible, we do not fear change, and we try to run our churches in ways that take everyone’s insight and contribution seriously.
‘United’ is an important part of our story. We started when English Presbyterians merged with English and Welsh Congregationalists in 1972. Churches of Christ joined in 1981 and Scottish Congregationalists in 2000. We still work as closely as we can with Christians of all traditions and styles and are part of a worldwide body of reformed churches.
And we are one ‘Church’. We aim to grow through supporting one another and taking decisions together.
All our tasks and posts are open to women as fully as to men.
We are an intercultural church, where people with varied ethnic roots enrich each other’s Christian living.
Our people hold a range of opinions about theology and church life and the URC is sometimes referred to as ‘the thinking person’s church’
Find out more about the URC nationally here
Find out more about the URC in Yorkshire here