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Our Committees

A list of committees at URC Thames North Synod.

Synod Executive

Revd George Watt
Convenor

Synod Clerk (currently vacant)
Secretary

Appointments Advisory Group

Revd George Watt
Convenor

Colleen Fraser
Secretary

Resources Committee

Dr John Wise
Convenor

Ms Nneoma Chima
Secretary

Discipleship Steering Group

(currently vacant)
Convenor

Ms Nneoma Chima
Secretary

Pastoral Committee

Revd James Fields
Convenor

Alison Ensor
Secretary

Church & Society Working Party

Sandra Ackroyd
Coordinator

Listed Buildings Advisory Committee

(current vacant)
Convenor

David Skipp
Secretary

Racial Justice Advocates

Revd Shahbaz Javed
Joint Co-ordinators

Committee Structure

Committee Structure of URC Thames North Synod
Committeestructure 1

Synod Executive

  • Trusteeship of the Thames North Synod
  • Responding to the needs of Local Area Groups
  • Encouraging growth and future mission
  • Developing of Synod budget and strategies
  • Managing Synod office, Staffing and HR matters
  • Encouraging the performance of Synod committees

Discipleship Steering Group

  • Mission and growth objectives in the context of Vision 2020
  • Encouraging Local Area Groups to identify priorities for growth and service.
  • The CLR process
  • Championing work with children, young people and the 20-40 age group
  • Information, training and project support
  • Synod wide issues and opportunities
  • Ecumenical, inter-faith relationships

Resources Committee

  • Synod’s finance and property
  • URC’s Ministry and Mission fund
  • Reviewing applications for alterations to URC churches and manses
  • Making grants and loans to Local Area Groups
  • To alleviate the welfare needs of ministers and other eligible persons

Pastoral Committee

  • Reviewing, supporting and developing Synod deployment of lay and ordained leaders (stipendiary and non-stipendiary, SCMs and CRCWs)
  • Supporting Local Area Groups
  • Reviewing group statements of mission priorities (or Church Life Reviews)
  • Supporting candidates for ministry
  • Continuing education and mentoring of ordained ministers (EM2, EM3, MASA)
  • Concurrence with the calling of Ministers/ CRCWs
  • Ministerial Accompanied Self-Appraisal (MASA) system
  • Pastoral care for churches or ministers in conflict or crisis
  • LEP constitutions, Local Area Group agreements, and sharing agreements

Listed Buildings Advisory Committee

  • Advise on the repair and works on Listed Buildings

Appointments Advisory Committee

  • Recruiting for Synod vacancies in Synod committees
  • Making recommendations to Synod on appointments
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Holiday Forum 2022

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Embodiment, Identity and the Bible.

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Stewards Needed!

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2022

The URC are looking for stewards for the 50th Anniversary service at Methodist Central Hall Westminster on October 1st 2022.

Investiture of David Jonathan of Grassroots, Luton

Investiture of David Jonathan of Grassroots, Luton

Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2022

David Jonathan (Johny) of the Grassroots Programme, Luton Council of Faiths and the Near Neighbours Programme has received an MBE Award!

Digital Worship

Digital Worship

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Details of a range of brand new digital resources from the United Reformed Church.


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