In September the Revd Nigel Uden will preach at Dursley Tabernacle United Reformed Church, Gloucestershire; Dorking URC, Surrey; Christ Church, Port Sunlight, Merseyside; and Carver URC, Windermere. He will also attend the Labour Party Conference, address elders serving in the URC’s Yorkshire Synod, attend the Free to Believe conference in Ely, Cambridgeshire, and attend a General Assembly arrangements committee meeting in London. He will be present at the induction of a New Testament Tutor at Westminster College, Cambridge.
Derek Estill will attend a political party briefing at Methodist Church House, London. He will also lead Tockholes URC’s harvest festival service in Lancashire, and lead worship at Immanuel URC in Swindon, Wiltshire, during its anniversary celebrations. He will join a group of approximately 20 URC representatives on a ten-day educational visit to Israel/Palestine.
He will also attend the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. Both moderators will meet with the URC Trust in London.
Both moderators will begin July by attending a parliamentary prayer breakfast at the Palace of Westminster, London. Also in July, the Revd Nigel Uden will preach at Havant United Reformed Church, Hampshire, and Rhyl United Church, Denbighshire. He will also attend a meeting of the North Wales Regional Consultative Group. In addition to events linked to the parliamentary prayer breakfast, Derek Estill will attend the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Wales, Wrexham, Clwyd.
In August, Mr Estill will lead worship at Westbury Gardens and at Revidge Fold URCs, both in Blackburn. He will also go to Greenbelt festival. Mr Uden will preach at Trinity, Plymouth.
In June, Derek Estill will attend the induction of Rabbi Danny Bergson at St Anne’s Synagogue, Lytham St Anne’s, Lancashire. He will also preach at Bolton le Sands United Reformed Church, to a congregation from the North Lancashire Pastorate; take an assembly at the URC primary school in Barrrow, Lancashire; and lead worship at Birkdale URC, for the churches served by Southport Formby Team Ministry’s group of churches, Merseyside.
The Revd Nigel Uden will attend an open day at Westminster College, Cambridge, before visiting the URC’s ecumenical partners in North America: the United Church of Canada and the United Church of Christ. He will also serve as chaplain to the URC’s history society conference in Cambridge, and address representatives of URCs in Enfield and east Hertfordshire.