The Synod supports the mission and ministry of our local churches.
Who We Are
Who's who at URC Thames North Synod?
A list of committees at URC Thames North Synod.
Find out about the structure of the United Reformed Church.
There are approximately 1500 local United Reformed Churches Across England, Scotland and Wales.
Thames North Trust
Find out about the Thames North Trust.
What We Do
How we undertake a range of functions to support our local churches.
Discipleship Steering Group
The DSG at the forefront of our commitment to whole life discipleship.
Children & Youth
News on our children's and youth work and activities.
Support for those working with children, young people and adults at risk of harm.
Church & Society Network
The Church & Society Network explores various church and society issues.
Work With Us
Current job vacancies within the Thames North Synod and our partner organisations.
Find a Local Church
Directory of our local churches within the Thames North Synod.
Weekly e-newsletters from the Synod.
Thames North Synod gathers for full Synod meetings 2-3 times a year.
Information and documents relating to Church Premises.
Health & Safety
Health & Safety Policy for the United Reformed Church Thames North Synod.
Additional resources & downloads.
The DSG reviews and updates strategies and plans for nurturing faith across all age ranges and for promotes new patterns of activity to further Synod’s mission and growth and seeks to encourage and challenge diverse Local Area Groups across Synod to identify local priorities for growth and service. Childrens and Youth Work, Safeguarding, Mission, Interfaith relations, Ecumenical relations, issues of justice and equality are also covered by the remit of the DSG.
Our lead person for the whole life discipleship work is Revd. Eddie Boon, a Special Category Minister (SCM) serving our Thames North Synod as Discipleship Enabler. Eddie works with people, groups, leaders, congregations, and areas of the Synod in variety of ways. These include consultations, appreciative gatherings, mentoring, visits, and working alongside congregations and Synod committees to respond to grant applications.
Eddie is also building online community in our Synod and wider for discipleship, write blogs, produces short videos and posts regularly on social media.
As a synod, we are in partnership with the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC) and we have just completed a one year Learning Hub for churches in 2023 giving opportunities for participating church leaders, and other members of local churches to come together, be resourced, and learn from each other about how to create and sustain whole-life disciple-making communities. We are currently planning some new conferences for 2024
We believe that it is possible for us all to identify 1-degree shifts that will begin to influence our way of being church and living out Christian discipleship in our context. As a whole the United Reformed Church seeks to embed the Discipleship agenda (such as Walking The Way) deeply in the life of our church and there are resources available at https://urc.org.uk/your-faith/mission-and-discipleship-toolbox/
We would be delighted to hear news and stories about discipleship from around the churches of our Synod and to identify people willing and able to advocate and encourage it further. You can contact Eddie Boon about anything relating to discipleship by emailing him at [email protected].
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