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Information, advice and guidance to help you take a more active role in your church, manage your church activities, and get involved in your local and global community

Information and support

Information and support

Guidance, support and information on a range of topics to support local churches.

Church finance

Financial information and guidance for our church and synod treasurers.

To tithe or not to tithe?

Considering proportional giving: A guide for everyone.

The church buildings fund

Providing either grants or loans for local church building projects.

In the local and global community

In the local and global community

From engaging with your local community to supporting fairtrade and global justice, find out how your church can make a difference

Commitment for Life

Find out more about Commitment for Life, what it means to be part of the programme and how your church can get involved.

Become a greener church

Greener church

In the light of the climate emergency, we know we need to act urgently, discover how your church can become a greener church.

Church related community work

Discover how your church can have a positive impact on local communities and neighbourhoods by becoming a Church Related Community Work (CRCW) project.

Family-friendly church

Family-friendly church

Resources, support and activities to help make your church welcoming to children and young people, and their families.

Regenerational

Resources aimed at introducing churches to intergenerational ministry through gathered worship.

Children and youth friendly church scheme

The Children and Youth Friendly Church Scheme can help your church improve the welcome it gives to children, young people and families.

Lundie Memorial Award

Nominate a child or young person for the Lundie Memorial Award and celebrate the good work they do for their church and community.

Safeguarding your church

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Safeguarding

We safeguard the integrity of creation, and we all walk the way together to ensure there is a sustained community of care where everyone – particularly the most vulnerable – find a place of love, pastoral care and support.

Safeguarding Good Practice

The URC’s Good Practice 6 book contains information to assist you in your day to day safeguarding responsibilities.

Policy Statement

The 鶹ý Church’s Policy Statement outlines its committment to safeguarding in every area of its life and ministry.

Become a Safeguarding Coordinator

Guidance for those who have been asked to become the Safeguarding Coordinator, or deputy, in their local 鶹ý Church.

Church guides

Church support guides

From using social media to crisis communications planning, we’ve produced a series of guides to help support you and your church.

Setting up public wi-fi for your church

Setting up public wi-fi for your church

Advice and guidance exploring the options available for setting up public wi-fi for your church.

Livestreaming your church service

Livestreaming your church service

Advice and guidance exploring the options available for livestreaming your church service.

Church giving contactless

Online and contactless giving

Advice and guidance on online and contactless giving options for churches.

Taking a role in your church

Taking a role in your church

Find out more about all the different types of church positions available and decide which one is right for you.

They've asked me to be a church secretary

Become a church secretary

Find out more about the role of church secretary and what would be expected from you.

They've asked me to be a church treasurer'

Become a church treasurer

This guidance is for those who are considering taking up or have very recently been appointed to the role of church treasurer in their local 鶹ý Church.

Children and youth worker

Working with children & young people

From becoming a youth worker to a children’s work volunteer, find out how you can support young people in the URC.

Prayer and worship resources

Prayer and worship resources

Prayer, hymn and worship resources to help your church.

URC Worship notes

Worship notes

Worship Notes is a free resource for anyone who leads and plans worship. We offer prayers for Sunday Services, thoughts on the readings, and hymn suggestions.

URC Worship Book

Material for Holy Communions, Baptisms, Confirmations, weddings, funerals, ordinations, inductions, public worship and the Lord’s Prayer.

As part of the URC’s support of local churches we are pleased to make Powerpoint Pulpit Supply Materials freely available to churches.

Other Resources

GA Moderator’s Blog

The Revd Dr Tessa Henry-Robinson, writes and reflects on the things she does, places she visits, people she meets during her time in office

URC News Update

A downloadable versions of our News Update, formatted for print, for you to to cut and paste into your church newsletters and magazines.

Church & Soceity

Find out how we work for peace and justice through listening, learning, praying, speaking and acting on public policy issues, as part of the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT)

URC Church Update

URC Church Update enables you to make changes to the information we hold on your church and information we hold about people in key roles in your church at any time of the year

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Grants & funding opportunities

Find out about the grants and funding opportunities the URC offers churches, community groups and individuals

Mission Enabling Fund

The 鶹ý Church is a Multicultural Church engaging in Mission in the world and working to become an anti-racist church. Through the Mission Enabling Fund we aim to give some financial support to Mission projects.

The URC History Society is open to anyone interested in the history of the denomination

A website that helps churches to think creatively about the potential and the missional use of buildings

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