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of the United Reformed Church


The North Western Synod stretches from the Scottish borders,
through Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, and into parts of Cheshire, and Derbyshire


to the North Western Synod

of the United Reformed Church

Our vision, to be

“Jesus-shaped churches, full of Jesus-shaped people,
making a Jesus-shaped difference in our communities and world”


to the North Western Synod

of the United Reformed Church

The Synod’s purpose is to help local churches in their mission to reach out to the people around them with love, truth, justice, and peace, to make this world more as God wants it to be


to the North Western Synod

of the United Reformed Church

Our website is jam-packed with resources, ideas, events, information, and advice, designed to equip and support your local church


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Go on, explore what’s on offer, and if you need anything further – contact us below, we’ll be happy to help

Preaching Online workshop

1-2 March 2021 The Internet - and Zoom in particular - make it easier to preach short  sermons aimed at transformation.  It’s not a case of simply lifting a sermon you’d preach in church and...

Office Closure

The Synod Office is now closed under the current lockdown guidance.   You can still contact us by telephone on 0161 769 1122. Office opening hours at the moment at 9am—3pm.

Basic Safeguarding Training

Due to demand, additional sessions added to the Basic Safeguarding training programme Basic Safeguarding Training is being delivered by the Synod Safeguarding Adviser and started week commencing 23...

Mission Council meeting

Mission Council, the United Reformed Church’s executive body, met online from 20-21 November. Please click on the link for more information. Mission Council meeting, 20 - 21 November, latest updates...

Church urges Government to protect aid budget

The Moderators of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church (URC) have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer in response to reports this week that the government is preparing to cut...

New office contact number

We would like to inform you that the North Western Synod Office will officially use this new telephone number, as a main line 0161 769 1122 to replace the current one, with effect from 04/12/20.

Wellbeing Workshops

The Mentors invite you to the following learning opportunity, more info to follow in January

NEW Ministries

The appointment of Rev'd Ruth Watson to Special Category Ministry at MediaCityUK Church, Salford The North Western Synod of the United Reformed Church is delighted to announce the appointment of...

Covid-19, Exile and Resurrection

Rev'd Dr. John Bradbury [the recently appointed General Secretary of the URC] gives us an address considering some important questions concerning our current experiences and the future, under the...

Post Covid Support Officer

A lot of us closed our Church doors as directed by the Government and URC back in March and have been wondering ever since when we will reopen and what it will look like for churches. Synod have...

Children & Young People

Events, Training, and Resources for Children and Young people and those working with them

Mission and Discipleship

Events and Resources equipping you and your local church for the journey of life-long discipleship


We are committed to ensuring that our churches are safe places for children, young people, and adults at risk

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