December 2018 & January 2019

In December, Mr Derek Estill will attend a Council of Christians and Jews event at Lambeth Palace marking the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht and Kindertransport, which involved German Jews in 1938. He will also meet with Muslim primary school children at a church in Blackburn, attend a Messy Church session in Lancashire, visit Blackburn Cathedral for the collation and installation of honorary and lay

canons, and attend a Christmas tree service in support of a sports club in Blackburn. The Revd Nigel Uden will preach at Oxted (Surrey) and Wilmslow (Cheshire) United Reformed churches. Both moderators will attend a meeting of the URC Trust in London.

In January, Mr Uden will preach at: Emmanuel Methodist/URC, Eastbourne; Zion URC, Northallerton; Northern College, Manchester; Hythe URC, Southampton; and at the retirement service for the Revd Dr Elizabeth Welch. He will also attend a meeting

about Brexit with the Lutheran Council of Great Britain, and attend the Uniting Service for Cheveley and Stetchworth URCs,  Cambridgeshire. Mr Derek Estill will lead worship at Westbury Gardens URC, Blackburn; attend the URC Youth Assembly in Staffordshire; attend a meeting of the church-related community work programme subcommittee in Manchester; lead worship at St Johns URC, Warrington, Cheshire; and attend a Holocaust memorial service at Blackburn Town Hall. Both moderators will meet the URC Assembly arrangements committee in London.

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