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.
All grant applications with a discipleship or mission content come to the Synod Discipleship Steering Group (DSG) for support before going to the Synod Resources Committee for approval. The DSG have been finding that they often have to go back to the applicant church because of missing or ambiguous information. This inevitably causes delays and may result in much extra work for both the church and the DSG.
To try to pre-empt this problem, we would encourage churches to contact DSG at the stage when they have formulated their project and are ready to fill in the application form. If at all possible, DSG will assign someone to support you in making the application. Unfortunately though, DSG is a finite resource and we cannot guarantee to have someone available.
I am aware that there are people in churches in the Synod who have successfully been through the process of applying and receiving Synod funding for their projects. You therefore have experience! Perhaps, as a thanks offering for the financial support you have received, you would be willing to be part of a panel of 'experts' that DSG can call on for this new proactive way of approaching grant applications. If so, then please do get in touch.
Either to seek support in making a grant application, or to offer your experience to others, please get in touch with Nneoma Chima, DSG Secretary ([email protected]).