There are approximately 1500 local United Reformed Churches Across England, Scotland and Wales.
Thames North Synod gathers for full Synod meetings 2-3 times a year. The meetings involve approximately 120-150 people, including Ministers and representatives from local churches in the Synod, Committee Members, Staff and children’s/youth representatives.
The meetings include worship, bible study, presentations by some of the Committees and staff of the Synod, and resolutions that set the direction of the Synod and/or establish common approaches adhered to across the Synod.
There are two principles that underpin decision-making at Synod meetings: Firstly, ‘seeking the mind of Christ’ and secondly, establishing consensus so that we can move forward in a spirit of unity. In the first instance we are seeking to discern God’s will for the direction of our churches. We believe this happens when God’s people gather for that purpose, and we believe that the Holy Spirit will guide us so that we can move forward together.
The next Meeting of Thames North Synod of the United Reformed Church will take place on 16 October 2021 at 10am. Please contact [email protected] for details.
Papers for the March 2021 Synod Meeting may be downloaded below. For older papers, please contact Colleen at [email protected].
Agenda Synod 20 Mar 2021 Final .pdf file | 128 KB
Paper A Synod Mar 2021 Personalia .pdf file | 95 KB
Paper B Synod March 2021 Appointments .pdf file | 74 KB
Paper C1 Finance Report .pdf file | 125 KB
Paper C2 Pensions Update .pdf file | 210 KB
Paper D Discipleship Questions .pdf file | 224 KB
Paper E Training .pdf file | 47 KB
Paper F Green Apostle Proposal .pdf file | 79 KB
Paper G Israel Palestine Proposal .pdf file | 103 KB
Paper H District Councils Proposal .pdf file | 69 KB
Synod Minutes 17 Oct 2020 .pdf file | 220 KB
Thames North Synod Vacancies Feb 2021 .pdf file | 69 KB
URC Buildings Forum Zoom Conference .pdf file | 213 KB
Errata Paper A .docx file | 13 KB
Errata Paper B .docx file | 12 KB
Letter to Thames North Synod from Andrew Prasad .docx file | 23 KB
Information and documents relating to Church Premises.
Health & Safety Policy for the United Reformed Church Thames North Synod.
Additional resources & downloads.
Directory of our local churches within the Thames North Synod.
Archived weekly e-newsletters from the Synod.
Embodiment, Identity and the Bible.
The Greenbelt festival this August Bank Holiday.
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.
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!
Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Details of a range of brand new digital resources from the United Reformed Church.
URC Thames North Synod St Paul’s United Reformed Church, Newton Road, London W2 5LS
Phone 020 7799 5000
Email [email protected]