In November, both moderators will attend Mission Council at The Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire, from 7 to 9 November. They will also attend a meeting for URC General Assembly Moderators and Chaplains. Additionally, Alan Yates will visit Broad Chalke United Reformed Church, attend the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, and attend the Council for World Mission’s ‘Legacies after Slavery’ hearing in London. He will also meet the Moderator of the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly. The Revd Kevin Watson will attend the synod moderators’ meeting and visit both Toller URC, Kettering and Northallerton URC, North Yorkshire.
In October, the Revd Kevin Watson will be at the Moderators’ Meeting and Southern Synod meeting where he is to speak. He will also preside at Robert Pope’s induction at Westminster College, and lead both Sheffield and SPACE Teams’ afternoon meeting and Sheffield Churches’ Reformation event. He will also attend the Revd Tim Lowe’s induction at Roundhay URC and take morning service at Caldy Valley, Chester.
Mr Alan Yates will attend the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, the Christian Resources Exhibition at Sandown Park, a meeting at South Western Synod, morning service at Taunton URC and the Ecumenical Reformation Commemoration Service at Westminster Abbey.
In September, Mr Alan Yates will attend a meeting with the Mid Essex Area ministers and at Christ Church United Reformed Church, Rayleigh. He will also record Premier Radio’s Your News programme – which is due to be broadcast on 30 September – and preside at the celebration service honouring the reopening of URC House in London.
The Revd Kevin Watson will attend a political party conference briefing in London as well as the Liberal Democrat Conference, Bournemouth, and a meeting of the URC ministries committee. He will also preach at Ponteland URC and Beacon Church Centre, as well as visit Westgate New Church, Peterborough, and the Isle of Wight where he will preach at Ryde Church.