Category Archives: diary

October 2020

The following appointments are subject to change.

In October, Peter Pay will preach at online services in Ipswich, Suffolk, and at Banbury United Reformed Church, Oxfordshire. He will also attend a meeting of the URC’s communications committee.

The Revd Clare Downing has no General Assembly Moderator-related appointments in October.

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September 2020

The Revd Clare Downing and Peter Pay were inducted as Moderators of the United Reformed Church General Assembly on 11 July. The following appointments are subject to change.

In September, Ms Downing will induct the new Moderator for Yorkshire Synod, Jamie Kissack, online, and take part in the induction of Sam White as Principal for Westminster College. She also plans to preach at St Columba URC, Leeds, and online for Shrewsbury URC, Shropshire, as well as attend meetings of the URC’s business and mission committees.

Both moderators plan on attending a URC Trust Meeting, and both have availability to offer either live (online) or recorded services or sermons this autumn, or in 2021. Please direct enquiries to Deborah Walker by email to

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April 2020

In April, Mr Derek Estill will lead worship at Westbury Gardens United Reformed Church, Blackburn, and support the church’s holiday club during the Easter school holidays. The Revd Nigel Uden will preach at St Andrew’s with Castle Gate URC, Nottingham, at Hambleton URC, Lancashire, and at the Wolfesdale pastorate, Pembrokeshire.