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CWM Assembly 2024: GA Moderator reflects on The Day of the African Child

On 17 June, the Revd Dr Tessa Henry-Robinson, Moderator of the URC General Assembly, reflected on The International Day of the African Child in a sermon delivered at CWM Assembly 2024 on 16 June.

The day is in memory of the Soweto Youth Uprising which took place on 16 June 1976 in South Africa against the Apartheid government.

Dr Henry-Robinson greeted Assembly with a Zulu greeting, saying: “Sanibonani (I see you) and greet you in the name of the One living, loving Liberator, through Jesus Christ, our Saving grace.”

After expressing blessings from her family and a short prayer, the Moderator delivered the following sermon:

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May 2024

The Revd Dr Tessa Henry-Robinson will lead a joint worship service with URC churches in Chester on 5 May. From 10 May, she will spend four days with the Lancashire East Missional Partnership Churches, including visits to the Kairos Housing Hub in Blackburn, the URC Community Project Award winning DARE project in Darwen, and Barrow URC Primary School. She will lead worship at Clitheroe URC on the Sunday.

Dr Henry-Robinson will attend the Church of Scotland General Assembly in Edinburgh (18-20 May) and is the keynote speaker at North Western Synod’s May School, 21-23 May. 

For further stories from the General Assembly Moderator, visit

April 2024

In April, the Revd Dr Tessa Henry-Robinson will induct David Salsbury as Moderator for the Synod of Wales, at Beulah URC in Cardiff, before participating in an ecumenical pilgrimage to Jamaica (7-21 April). On 28 April, she will preach at United Emmanuel Church in Tunbridge Wells. For further stories from the General Assembly Moderator, visit