In February, Derek Estill will preach at Charlestown United Reformed Church, Ashton upon Lyne, Greater Manchester. He will also attend a series of meetings, including: two with the human resources advisory group in London; the URC mission committee meeting in Birmingham; the children’s and youth work committee meeting in Northampton; the finance committee meeting in London; and the ministries committee meeting, London.
The Revd Nigel Uden will preach at Southbourne, Bournemouth; Emmanuel, Worthing; and at Carrs Lane, Birmingham. Both moderators will attend a meeting of the URC Trust in London.
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.
In November, the Revd Nigel Uden will preach at Westgate New Church (United Reformed and Methodist), Peterborough. He will also meet the Council for World Mission board of directors in Cambridge, attend a retreat at Clare Priory, Suffolk, and meet with the Church of Scotland’s Moderator, the Rt Revd Susan Brown.
Mr Derek Estill will attend a Free Churches Group reception in London; a meeting at Northern College, Manchester, and the opening of a new office for David Edwards Insurance Brokers in Birmingham. Mr Estill will represent the URC at the National Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph, London, and will also lead worship at Westbury Gardens URC, Blackburn, and at Holymoorside URC, Chesterfield.
Both moderators will attend Mission Council from 16 to 18 November. The Council will meet at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire.