Safer for All

As we start the New Year, it’s a good time to reflect on what we want our church communities to look like in the coming months. How do we ensure that our churches and Synod are emotionally healthy – a place where everyone can thrive? Here are some questions to ask: Do we as a […]

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Synod Office Christmas closure

The Synod Office will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 December and reopen at 9.30am on Tuesday 4 January 2022. Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a joyful New Year! With best wishes from the Synod Team, Simon, Claire, Chris, Diana, Gaynor, Helen, Jason, Joel, Judy, Martin, Meg, and Stephen.

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Advent Boxes thrill in Rhyl

The United Church in Rhyl gave 250 Advent Boxes to a local school, Ysgol Bryn Hedydd. Packed full of festive activities, the boxes invite children and their families to explore the Christmas story. Some pupils took their boxes home, others are exploring them in their classes at school, but all are abuzz with the excitement […]

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Dragged to Church

Drag queens return to St Andrew’s URC in Cardiff for another joyous Christmas fundraiser! Since 2018, ‘Dragged to Church’ has raised over £12,000 for building repairs. Not only is this year’s event on Tuesday 7 December already sold out, but it will be filmed by the BBC for The One Show. ‘Dragged to Church’ began […]

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From Cardiff to COP26 and back

Eileen Newington, Synod Green Advocate, reflects on the campaign to tackle climate change at COP26. I remember travelling with others from Beulah URC to a Christmassy London in 2009 to join with thousands demanding climate justice before the Copenhagen summit. I remember being touched as the Greenpeace polar bear and the World Wildlife panda hugged […]

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Abergavenny’s Day of Action for Climate Justice

Members of Abergavenny URC joined a silent procession of over seventy people to highlight the need for action against climate change on the Global Day of Action, Saturday 6 November. Representatives from the local Council of Churches, NHS workers, local councillors, Friends of the Earth, residents and families participated in the well-organised procession. The youngest […]

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Church website help from iChurch

Does your church have a website? Perhaps it doesn’t, and you’re not sure where to start. Perhaps it does, but it’s in need of a refresh. Whatever your website needs, iChurch can help. iChurch is part of the URC Communications Department in Church House, London, and it offers a bespoke website service for churches. Take […]

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