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United Reformed Church

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United Reformed Church
LOGO-URCblue.png
ClassificationProtestant
OrientationReformed
PolityPresbyterian
Congregationalist
ModeratorNigel Uden and Derek Estill
AssociationsWorld Council of Churches,
World Communion of Reformed Churches,
Council for World Mission,
Conference of European Churches,
Community of Protestant Churches in Europe,
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland,
Churches Together in England,
Action of Churches Together in Scotland,
Cytûn,
Christian Aid,
World Development Movement
RegionGreat Britain
Origin1972
Merger ofThe URC is the result of a union between the Presbyterian Church of England and the Congregational Church in England and Wales in 1972 and subsequent unions with the Re-formed Association of Churches of Christ in 1981 and the Congregational Union of Scotland in 2000.
Congregations1,400
Members56,000[1]
Official websitewww.urc.org.uk

The United Reformed Church (URC) is a Protestant Christian church in the United Kingdom. It has approximately 56,000 members in 1,400 congregations with 608 active ministers, including 13 church related community workers.[1]

Origins and history

The United Reformed Church resulted from the 1972 union of the Presbyterian Church of England and the Congregational Church in England and Wales. In introducing the United Reformed Church Bill in the House of Commons on 21 June 1972,[2] Alexander Lyon called it "one of the most historic measures in the history of the Christian churches in this country".[3] About a quarter of English Congregational churches chose not to join the new denomination; in England, there are three main groups of continuing Congregationalists: the Congregational Federation, the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches and the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches.

The URC subsequently united with the Re-formed Association of Churches of Christ in 1981[4] and the Congregational Union of Scotland in 2000.[5]

In 1982, the United Reformed Church voted in favour of a covenant with the Church of England, the Methodist Church and the Moravian Church, which would have meant remodelling its moderators as bishops and incorporating its ministry into the apostolic succession. However, the Church of England rejected the covenant.[6][7][8][9]

In 2012, the United Reformed Church voted to allow the blessing of same-sex civil partnerships.[10] In 2016, the URC voted to allow its churches to conduct same-sex marriages.[11]

Congregations and membership

According to its own records, the United Reformed Church has approximately 56,000 members in 1,400 congregations with 608 active ministers, including 13 church related community workers.[1] From 2005 to 2010, 90 congregations closed, the fourth highest number of closures for a British denomination over the period.[12]

Belief

The URC is a trinitarian church whose theological roots are distantly Reformed and whose historical and organisational roots are in the Presbyterian (Calvinism), Congregational and Churches of Christ traditions. Its Basis of Union contains a statement concerning the nature, faith and order of the United Reformed Church which sets out its beliefs in a condensed form.[13]

Polity

The URC is governed by a combined form of congregationalism and presbyterian polity.

Congregation

Each congregation (local church) within the URC is governed by a Church Meeting consisting of all its members, which is the ultimate decision-making body in the local church. There is also an elders' meeting (similar to the presbyterian Kirk Session in the Church of Scotland) which advises the Church Meeting and shares with the minister the spiritual and pastoral oversight of the church. Elders are normally elected to serve for a specific period of time.

Within the present structures, congregations are able to manage themselves and arrange their services as they choose, reflecting their circumstances and preferences. As a result, congregations, even neighbouring ones, may have quite different characters, types of service and eligibility for communion.

Congregations, through the Church Meeting, are responsible for the selection (issue of a 'call') of ministers to fill vacancies. They also select elders from within the membership and accept new members.

Synod

At a regional level, representatives of the congregations assemble in a synod. There are 11 English synods, roughly corresponding to each region of England, one in Scotland and one in Wales; each is served by a synod moderator. The synod and its committees provide oversight within the framework of presbyterian polity, giving pastoral care and making important decisions about where ministers serve and how churches share ministry. Through the synods, the URC relates to other Christian denominations at a regional level such as Anglican dioceses. Synods make many key decisions about finance, and about church property, which is usually held in trust by a synod trust company. Synods have committees and employ staff to encourage and serve local churches.

General Assembly

The General Assembly of the United Reformed Church meeting in Cardiff, July 2014
The General Assembly of the United Reformed Church meeting in Cardiff, July 2014
Over United Reformed Church, Winsford, Cheshire
Over United Reformed Church, Winsford, Cheshire

The URC has a General Assembly (chaired by two Moderators, one elder, one ordained a Minister of Word and Sacrament or a church related community worker) which gathers representatives of the whole of the URC to meet biennially. Advised by the Mission Council, the General Assembly plans the activity of the URC across Great Britain and makes key policy decisions about the direction of the life of the denomination. It also appoints central staff (i.e. those responsible Britain-wide), receives reports from committees, and deals with substantial reports and initiatives such as Vision4Life.[14] The synods are represented along with the convenors of the Assembly's standing committees.

There are 11 standing committees appointed by General Assembly to carry out its policy and to advise the Assembly. Each committee relates to a different area of church life, including mission, ministries and education and learning.

Mission Council, the executive body of the General Assembly, meets twice a year.

Church related community work

Church related community work (CRCW) is a distinctive ministry within the URC. CRCW ministers use the principles of community development to respond to issues facing their neighbourhoods, working alongside local individuals and organisations, developing initiatives to transform communities.

Between them, CRCW ministers enable churches to widen their mission by:

  • identifying local needs and opportunities;
  • confronting injustice;
  • organising community action;
  • developing and supporting initiatives that improve the lives and wellbeing of local people; and
  • theologically reflecting upon that action.

Ecumenism

Formed in an act of ecumenical union, the URC is committed to ecumenism. The denomination is a member of many ecumenical organisations, including Churches Together in England, Cytûn (Churches Together in Wales), the Enfys covenant, Action of Churches Together in Scotland (ACTS) and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, the World Council of Churches, the Conference of European Churches, the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe, the World Communion of Reformed Churches and the Council for World Mission.

United Reformed Church Youth

URC Youth is for young people aged 11–25. Formed in 1974, with the name the Fellowship of United Reformed Youth (FURY), it is led by URC Youth Executive who plan the annual Youth Assembly. The Youth Executive comprises a representative from each Synod, and several other members such as the Moderator and Moderator Elect. The current Moderator is Natalie Gibbs and Katie Henderson.

Reform magazine

The United Reformed Church has published Reform magazine since 1972, as a forum for "News, comment, inspiration debate". A digital edition of the magazine, accessed through an app or online, was launched in April 2015. Reform was called "a prophetic voice" by the theologian Robert Beckford in 2013.[citation needed]

Archives

The denominational archives of the United Reformed Church are held in the Congregational Library, housed at the Dr Williams's Library, in London, as are the archives of the Congregational Union of England and Wales.[15] The papers of the Presbyterian Church of England are held at Westminster College, Cambridge.[16] The papers of associated missionary societies (London Missionary Society, the Council for World Mission (Congregational), and the Foreign Missions Committee (Presbyterian)) are held by the Archives of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.[17]

Local church records are the responsibility of the church concerned, and will normally be found either in the relevant local record office, or at the church concerned.

Churches

Eastern Synod

Church Location Web Founded Denomination
Bar Hill Church Bar Hill, Cambridgeshire [1] 1967 CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Basildon & Pitsea URC Basildon, Essex URC
Bassingbourn URC Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire URC
Billericay URC Billericay, Essex [2] 1672 URC
Water Lane URC, Bishop's Stortford Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire [3] 1662 URC
Bocking URC Bocking, Essex URC
Bowthorpe Church Bowthorpe, Norfolk [4] 1984 CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Bramerton Road Community Church Hockley, Essex [5] 1926 URC
Brentwood URC Brentwood, Essex [6] URC
Bridgwater Drive Church Southend-on-Sea, Essex [7] CoE / URC
Burnham-on-Crouch URC Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex [8] Methodist / URC
Bury St Edmunds URC Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk [9] 1646 URC
Cambourne Church Cambourne, Cambridgeshire [10] 2001 CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Castle Camps URC Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire URC
Castle Hill URC, Ipswich Ipswich, Suffolk [11] 1957 URC
Chappel URC Chappel, Essex [12] 1901 URC
Cheveley URC Cheveley, Cambridgeshire URC
Chignal Smealey URC Chignal Smealey, Essex [13] URC
Christ Church URC, Clacton-on-Sea Clacton-on-Sea, Essex 1885 URC
Christ Church URC, Sudbury Sudbury, Suffolk URC
Christ Church URC, Chelmsford Chelmsford, Essex [14] URC
Christ Church URC, Southminster Southminster, Essex URC
Christ Church URC, Buntingford Buntingford, Hertfordshire [15] 1776 URC
Christ Church, Ipswich Ipswich, Suffolk [16] 1686 Baptist / URC
Christ Church, Braintree Braintree, Essex [17] Methodist / URC
Christ Church URC, Colchester Colchester, Essex [18] 1843 URC
Christ Church, Wickford Wickford, Essex [19] Methodist / URC
Christ Church, Great Yarmouth Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Methodist / URC
Christ Church, Needham Market Needham Market, Suffolk [20] 1662 Methodist / URC
Christ Church, Newmarket Newmarket, Suffolk [21] Methodist / URC
Church Langley Church Church Langley, Essex [22] CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Clare URC Clare, Suffolk URC
Clavering Church Clavering, Essex CoE / Methodist / URC
Cloverfield Community Church Thetford, Norfolk [23] CoE / URC
Christ Church, Coggeshall Coggeshall, Essex [24] Baptist / Methodist / URC
Kings Road URC, Southend Southend-on-Sea, Essex [25] URC
Danbury Chapel URC Danbury, Essex [26] 1937 URC
David Livingstone URC, Harlow Harlow, Essex URC
Debenham URC Debenham, Suffolk [27] URC
Denton Church Denton, Norfolk [28] CoE / URC
Diss URC Diss, Norfolk [29] URC
Dovercourt Central Church Dovercourt, Essex [30] 1689 Methodist / URC
Dunmow URC Great Dunmow, Essex [31] URC
Duxford URC Duxford, Cambridgeshire URC
Downing Place URC, Cambridge Cambridge, Cambridgeshire [32] 1687 URC
Emmanuel, Bungay Bungay, Suffolk [33] Methodist / URC
Emmanuel Church Walton Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex [34] Methodist / URC
Emmanuel, Chatteris Chatteris, Cambridgeshire [35] Methodist / URC
Epping URC Epping, Essex [36] 1625 URC
Felixstowe URC Felixstowe, Suffolk [37] 1869 URC
Felsted URC Felsted, Essex URC
Fenstanton URC Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire [38] 1874 URC
Fowlmere URC Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire URC
Framlingham United Free Church Framlingham, Suffolk [39] 1662 Methodist / URC
Fulbourn URC Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire [40] URC
Grays URC Grays, Essex [41] URC
Great Baddow URC Great Baddow, Essex [42] 1814 URC
Great Chishill with Barley URC Great Chishill, Cambridgeshire 1694 URC
Great Totham URC Great Totham, Essex URC
Great Meeting URC, Hadleigh Hadleigh, Suffolk [43] URC
Halesworth and Bramfield URC Halesworth, Suffolk URC
Halstead URC Halstead, Essex URC
London Road Church, Harleston Harleston, Suffolk [44] Methodist / URC
Hatfield Heath URC Hatfield Heath, Essex URC
Howe Green URC Howe Green, Essex [45] 1873 URC
Hungate Church, Beccles Beccles, Suffolk [46] 1652 Methodist / URC
Hutton and Shenfield Union Church Hutton Mount, Essex [47] 1912 Baptist / URC
Ingatestone URC Ingatestone, Essex [48] 1812 URC
Ipswich Road URC, Norwich Norwich, Norfolk [49] 1952 URC
Kelvedon URC Kelvedon, Essex [50] URC
Leaside Church Ware, Hertfordshire [51] 1814 Methodist / URC
Leiston United Church Leiston, Suffolk [52] Methodist / URC
Linton Free Church Linton, Cambridgeshire [53] 1690s URC
Little Abington URC Little Abington, Cambridgeshire URC
Little Baddow Chapel URC Little Baddow, Essex [54] 1662 URC
Little Waltham URC Little Waltham, Essex [55] 1803 URC
Lion Walk URC, Colchester Colchester, Essex [56] 1642 URC
Long Melford URC Long Melford, Suffolk URC
Maldon URC Maldon, Essex [57] 1696 URC
Melbourn URC Melbourn, Cambridgeshire [58] 1694 URC
Mendlesham URC Mendlesham, Suffolk [59] URC
Monks Eleigh URC Monks Eleigh, Suffolk URC
North Lowestoft URC Lowestoft, Suffolk URC
The Old Independent URC, Haverhill Haverhill, Suffolk [60] 1662 URC
Ongar URC Ongar, Essex [61] 1662 URC
Plume Avenue Church, Colchester Colchester, Essex [62] URC
Christ Church URC, Rayleigh Rayleigh, Essex [63] 1910 URC
Roydon URC Roydon, Essex URC
Abbey Lane & Newport URC, Saffron Walden Saffron Walden, Essex [64] 1665 URC
Sawston Free Church Sawston, Cambridgeshire [65] C18th Methodist / URC
Saxmundham URC Saxmundham, Suffolk URC
Shipdham United Church Shipdham, Norfolk [66] Methodist / URC
Southchurch Park URC, Southend Southend-on-Sea, Essex [67] 1893 URC
Southgate Church, Bury St Edmunds Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk [68] 1970s CoE / Baptist / URC
Southwold URC Southwold, Suffolk [69] 1672 URC
St Augustine of Canterbury, North Springfield Chelmsford, Essex [70] CoE / Methodist / URC
St John's URC, Ipswich Ipswich, Suffolk [71] 1853 URC
St Luke, Cambridge Cambridge, Cambridgeshire [72] CoE / URC
St Neots URC St Neots, Cambridgeshire [73] pre-1888 URC
St Peter’s Jessopp Road Church, Norwich Norwich, Norfolk [74] Methodist / URC
Stansted Free Church Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex [75] 1687 Methodist / URC
Stetchworth URC Stetchworth, Suffolk URC
Stowmarket URC Stowmarket, Suffolk [76] c. 1719 URC
Stowupland URC Stowupland, Suffolk [77] URC
Thaxted URC Thaxted, Essex URC
The Church in Great Notley Great Notley, Essex [78] c. 2005 CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
Church of Our Saviour, Chelmer Chelmer Village, Essex [79] CoE / URC
The Cornerstone URC, Southend Southend-on-Sea, Essex [80] URC
St Ives Free Church St Ives, Cambridgeshire [81] 1630s URC
Princes Street URC, Norwich Norwich, Norfolk [82] 1819 URC
Thetford URC Thetford, Norfolk [83] URC
Tiptree URC Tiptree, Essex [84] 1664 URC
Trinity URC, Norwich Norwich, Norfolk 1867 URC
Trinity URC, Harlow Harlow, Essex [85] URC
Trinity Church, Burwell Burwell, Cambridgeshire [86] Methodist / URC
Trinity Church, March March, Cambridgeshire [87] Methodist / URC
Union Church, Hunstanton Hunstanton, Norfolk [88] 1860s Baptist / URC
Brightlingsea United Church Brightlingsea, Essex [89] Methodist / URC
Wattisfield URC Wattisfield, Norfolk [90] URC
Whittlesford URC Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire Methodist / URC?
Wickhambrook URC Wickhambrook, Suffolk 1670 URC
Witham URC Witham, Essex [91] URC
Wortwell URC Wortwell, Norfolk [92] URC
Wrentham Chapel Wrentham, Suffolk URC
Writtle URC Writtle, Essex [93] URC
Wroxham and Hoveton URC Wroxham, Norfolk [94] URC
Fairland URC, Wymondham Wymondham, Norfolk [95] 1652 URC
Holy Trinity, South Woodham Ferrers South Woodham Ferrers, Essex [96] Methodist / URC

Northern Synod

Church Location Web Founded Denomination
Bellingham Methodist / URC Bellingham, Northumberland [97] Methodist / URC
Berwick-upon-Tweed URC Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland URC
Bethel URC, Chester-le-Street Chester-le-Street, Durham URC
Blyth URC Blyth, Northumberland URC
Boldon URC Boldon, Tyne and Wear [98] 1863 URC
Christ Church URC, Stanley Stanley, Durham 1895 URC
Cromer Avenue URC, Gateshead Gateshead, Tyne and Wear URC
St Andrew's Dawson Street Methodist / URC Crook, Durham C18th Methodist / URC
Crookham URC Crookham, Northumberland URC
Denewell Avenue URC, Gateshead Gateshead, Tyne and Wear URC
Erskine and St Cuthbert's URC, Belford Belford, Northumberland URC
Falstone and Kielder URC Falstone, Northumberland [99] URC
Glanton URC Glanton, Northumberland URC
Great Bavington URC Bavington, Northumberland URC
Grindon Church Community Project Grindon, Tyne and Wear [100] 1950s URC
Guisborough URC Guisborough, Cleveland [101] URC
St Cuthbert's Centre, Holy Island Lindisfarne, Northumberland [102] 1891 URC
Horsley Village Church Horsley, Northumberland [103] 1662 URC
Jesmond URC Jesmond, Tyne and Wear [104] URC
West Denton Church West Denton, Tyne and Wear [105] URC
Keld URC Keld, North Yorkshire [106] 1789 URC
Longframlington URC Longframlington, Northumberland URC
Low Row URC Low Row, North Yorkshire [107] 1690 URC
Christ Church, North Broomhill Broomhill, Northumberland Methodist / URC
Northgate URC, Darlington Darlington, Durham [108] URC
Ponteland URC Ponteland, Northumberland URC
Redcar URC Redcar, Cleveland [109] URC
Robert Stewart Memorial URC, Fenham Fenham, Tyne and Wear URC
Roker URC Roker, Tyne and Wear [110] URC
Rothbury URC Rothbury, Northumberland [111] pre-1944 URC
Elsdon Avenue Church, Seaton Delaval Seaton Delaval, Northumberland [112] Methodist / URC
St Aidan's URC, Hexham Hexham, Northumberland URC
St Andrew's, Benton Benton, Tyne and Wear [113] Methodist / URC
St Andrew's & St Mark's, Newbiggin Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland Methodist / URC
St Andrew's URC, Blackhill Consett, Durham URC
St Andrew's URC, Hebburn Hebburn, Tyne and Wear [114] URC
St Andrew's URC, Kenton Kenton, Tyne and Wear [115] 1955 URC
St Andrew's URC, Monkseaton Monkseaton, Tyne and Wear [116] 1932 URC
St Andrew's URC, Nunthorpe & Marton Middlesbrough, Cleveland [117] 1960s URC
St Bede's URC, Sunderland Sunderland, Tyne and Wear [118] 1887 URC
St Columba's URC, North Shields North Shields, Tyne and Wear [119] 1662 URC
St Columba's URC, Billingham Billingham, Cleveland [120] URC
St Cuthbert's, Heaton Heaton, Tyne and Wear Methodist / URC
St George's URC, Hartlepool Hartlepool, Cleveland [121] 1839 URC
St George's URC, Morpeth Morpeth, Northumberland [122] 1693 URC
St George's URC, High Heaton High Heaton, Tyne and Wear [123] URC
St James's URC, Alnwick Alnwick, Northumberland [124] 1669 URC
St James's URC, Newcastle Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear [125] 1684 URC
St John's, Kingston Park Kingston Park, Tyne and Wear [126] 1975 CoE / Baptist / Methodist / URC
St John's URC, Wideopen Wideopen, Tyne and Wear URC
St Margaret's URC, South Shields South Shields, Tyne and Wear [127] 1937 URC
St Mark's URC, Amble Amble, Northumberland URC
St Paul's & St John's URC, South Shields South Shields, Tyne and Wear [128] URC
Stamfordham Uniting Church Stamfordham, Northumberland Methodist / URC
Stockton Road URC, Sunderland Sunderland, Tyne and Wear [129] C18th URC
Stockton-on-Tees URC Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland URC
Church of the Good Shepherd, Wallsend Wallsend, Tyne and Wear [130] CoE / Methodist / URC
St Andrew's Mission, Thornaby Thornaby-on-Tees, Cleveland [131] URC
Trinity Church Gosforth Gosforth, Tyne and Wear [132] Methodist / URC
Trinity Church Ashington Ashington, Northumberland Methodist / URC
Trinity Church Bedlington Bedlington, Northumberland [133] Methodist / URC
Waddington Street URC, Durham Durham, Durham [134] 1662 URC
Wark Methodist / URC Wark on Tyne, Northumberland Methodist / URC
Warkworth URC Warkworth, Northumberland [135] URC
West End URC, Newcastle Fenham, Tyne and Wear 1931 URC
Widdrington URC Widdrington, Northumberland [136] 1765 URC
Wooler URC Wooler, Northumberland URC
Zion URC, Northallerton Northallerton, North Yorkshire [137] URC

North Western Synod

Church Location Web Founded Denomination
Accrington URC Accrington, Lancashire URC
Adlington UR and Methodist Church Adlington, Lancashire [138] Methodist / URC
Albion URC, Ashton-under-Lyne Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester [139] 1815 URC
Alexandra URC, Blackpool Blackpool, Lancashire URC
Alkrington and Providence URC Middleton, Greater Manchester URC
Altrincham URC Altrincham, Greater Manchester [140] C19th URC
Ashton-on-Mersey URC Ashton-on-Mersey, Greater Manchester [141] URC
Bamford Chapel & Norden URC Bamford, Greater Manchester [142] 1801 URC
Bank Top URC Bolton, Greater Manchester [143] 1830s URC
Besses Oth Barn URC Whitefield, Greater Manchester URC
Beulah Community Church, Hollinwood Hollinwood, Greater Manchester URC
Bewcastle URC Bewcastle, Cumbria URC
Bispham URC Bispham, Lancashire [144] URC
Blackford Bridge URC, Bury Bury, Greater Manchester URC
Bolton Road URC, Darwen Darwen, Lancashire URC
Bramhall URC Bramhall, Greater Manchester [145] 1902 URC
Brampton URC Brampton, Cumbria URC
Burnley and Nelson URC Burnley, Lancashire URC
Bury with Freetown URC Bury, Greater Manchester [146] 1792 URC

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c 2016 Yearbook (United Reformed Church, 2015), 12
  2. ^ The United Reformed Church Act 1972 (a private bill) at section 2 provides that 'United Reformed Church means the church or denomination which on its formation is to be described and known as the United Reformed Church (Congregational-Presbyterian) in England and Wales, or as the United Reformed Church (Congregational-Presbyterian) or as the United Reformed Church'.
  3. ^ House of Commons Hansard, 21 June 1972
  4. ^ Section 2 of the United Reformed Church Act 1981 mentions 'the church thenceforth to be known as the United Reformed Church in the United Kingdom'.
  5. ^ The 2008 Year Book published by the URC explains that, after the 2000 union, it is now known simply as the United Reformed Church, as defined in the United Reformed Church Act 2000. In any case, the URC no longer has any congregations in Northern Ireland, a fact acknowledged in URC (2004) A Gift Box (ISBN 0-85346-222-4); but it does have congregations in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, both outside the United Kingdom.
  6. ^ The Rev Caryl Micklem: Obituary in The Independent, 18 June 2003
  7. ^ Thompson, David M.; Briggs, John H. Y.; Turner, John Munsey (5 February 2015). "Protestant Nonconformist Texts Volume 4: The Twentieth Century". Wipf and Stock Publishers – via Google Books.
  8. ^ Tony Tucker (2003) Reformed Ministry: Traditions of Ministry and Ordination in the United Reformed Church. ISBN 978-0853462170
  9. ^ Camroux, Martin (27 May 2016). "Ecumenism in Retreat: How the United Reformed Church Failed to Break the Mould". Wipf and Stock Publishers – via Google Books.
  10. ^ "Ekklesia - United Reformed Church votes to host same-sex civil partnerships". www.ekklesia.co.uk. 8 July 2012.
  11. ^ "United Reformed Church approves gay marriage services - BBC News". Retrieved 2016-07-10.
  12. ^ https://faithsurvey.co.uk/download/csintro.pdf
  13. ^ The Basis of Union. United Reformed Church website
  14. ^ "Vision4Life". Vision4Life.
  15. ^ Garner, Nicholas. "Dr Williams's Library - Congregational Collections". www.dwl.ac.uk.
  16. ^ "Westminster College, Cambridge".
  17. ^ "Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library, SOAS, University of London". www.soas.ac.uk.

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Continuing churches that did not unite organically with the URC

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