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to the North Western Synod

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


to the North Western Synod

of the United Reformed Church

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

Labyrinth Workshops

Labyrinths are designed to enable a spiritual journey – an ancient and powerful spiritual exercise.  It’s why you’ll often find them within medieval cathedrals, for...

Office Opening Hours

Due to the latest government guidance (Plan B) regarding working from home, the Synod Office will be closed until further notice. All staff can still be contacted on the usual...

The Synod studio is up and running!

Lawrence Heath-Moore and Kevin Snyman (the Programme Officer for the URC’s Commitment for Life and Global and Intercultural Ministries) have spent the past three days turning an...

Exploring the Sheffield model: video recording

Video link https://youtu.be/ofAwiJPecqk Ministers and members of the Missional Partnership Steering Groups met on Zoom to explore the Sheffield Team Ministry model as part of a...

New! North Western Synod Instagram page!

Hey everyone the North Western Synod Instagram page is now live!! Please click here and this will direct you to the page. Follow us and make sure you have your notifications...

Facilitation Group Consultation

Hello everyone, I write as Synod Pastor to encourage you in your life and work in the Synod.  I particularly encourage you to engage with the facilitation group consultation...

URC Youth Leaders Gathering

The URC Youth Leaders’ Gathering will take place from 28-30 January 2022 at Whitemoor Lakes, near Lichfield, Staffordshire, and the event will run separately and alongside URC...

NEW – Discipleship Development Grant

The URC’s Education and Learning Committee is launching a new grant to support lay discipleship development. Around £5,000 pa per group is available from the Discipleship...

50 Years of the United Reformed Church

Church House is compiling a book, to be published jointly with the Congregational Federation to celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2022. The planning group is looking for positive...

Synod Office new address

Please note that we are now in our new premises Unit 20 Sandpiper Quay, Waters Edge Business Park, Modwen Road, Salford, M5 3EZ. Landline will stay the same (0161 769 1122).

Renewed Beginnings

supported self reflection for churches

Using a model of reflection known as The Pastoral Cycle, Renewed Beginnings invites you to reflect on the life of your church and wider community – starting with your experience. From here, a process of further Exploration, leads to deeper Reflection, and finally to Action.

Children & Young People

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

Mission & Discipleship

Events and resources to equip you and your local church for life-long discipleship


Our commitment, to ensure our churches are safe places for children, and adults at risk


Whilst the office is closed we advise churches to view the government website for the most up-to-date guidance

Here are four of our most visited pages, and a selection of highlights you may have missed

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