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February 2020

In February, Derek Estill will lead worship at Tonge Moor United Reformed Church, Bolton. He will also attend meetings of the URC’s children and youth work committee, Leeds, the URC equalities committee, London, and the General Assembly arrangements committee, London.

The Revd Nigel Uden will preach at St John’s URC in Marsh Green, Kent; at Abbey Hill URC in Kenilworth, Warwickshire; and at Fleet URC, Hampshire. He will join URC House staff in London to commemorate the bombing of URC House in 1945, visit URC representatives in West Thamesmead, London, speak to students and staff at Westminster College, Cambridge, and begin a two-month-long visit to URC representatives on the Isle of Man.

Both moderators will attend the URC Trust meeting in London.

December 2019 and January 2020

In December, Derek Estill will preach at Hampton Park United Reformed Church in Hereford. The Revd Nigel Uden will preach at Princes Street URC, Norwich; Sompting URC, West Sussex, and a West Sussex Area church. He will also attend a prayer breakfast hosted by the Trussell Trust. Both moderators will attend a meeting of the URC Trust.

In January, Mr Uden will preach at Christ Church, Chichester; East Hill, Wandsworth, London; in Cambridge, for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, and at Wesley Methodist Church, Cambridge. He will also attend the URC Youth Assembly. Mr Estill will attend an interfaith reception at the House of Lords for Holocaust Memorial Day, represent the URC at the UK government’s event marking the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and lead worship at Westbury Gardens URC, Blackburn. Both moderators will attend meetings of the URC’s Assembly arrangements committee and the Mission Council advisory group.

November 2019

In November, the Revd Nigel Uden will join a group of United Reformed Church representatives visiting the Church of the Palatinate, Germany, for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. He will also represent the URC at the National Service of Remembrance held at the Cenotaph in London, attend a meeting of ministers from the URC’s Group for Evangelism and Renewal, and preach at Besses o’th’ Barn URC, Manchester.

Derek Estill will preach at Revidge Fold URC, Blackburn, attend Wilmslow URC’s 175th anniversary concert, Cheshire, and take part in Wilmslow URC’s celebratory service. Mr Estill will also meet with the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly Moderator in London.

Both moderators will attend the URC’s Mission Council, from 15 to 17 November.