Category Archives: Moderators’ blog

A welcome from Derek and Nigel

Derek Estill and Nigel Uden have admired the blogging of moderators who have gone before them, and hope to be able to follow in their stead in this, as in many other things. A blog will appear next week.

For now, we send our greetings in the name of Christ to all blog readers, and say thank you to Alan and Kevin for their dedicated and valued ministry as General Assembly Moderators.

Derek and Nigel

Au Revoir

Kevin and Alan with our chaplains Mark and Gwen at the start of our journey in 2016

It is with very mixed feelings that we publish our final blog as GA Moderators.  It has been a very rich and rewarding time for us both, and we hope we have managed to share that with you.  The two years since we announced our theme of ‘The People of God’ seem to have flown past.  We chose the theme as a preparation for the denomination embarking upon Walking the Way. Before starting to Walk the Way, did that mean the United Reformed Church was standing still, or had it not even got out of bed in the morning? Continue reading

Spirit of Windrush: Contributions to Multicultural Britain

John Proctor and I were invited to the Spirit of Windrush thanksgiving service in Westminster Abbey on Friday, the 70th anniversary of the arrival of MV Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks with over 500 women and men from the Caribbean.  These people agreed to emigrate to the UK, at our government’s request, to help us rebuild the UK after the devastation of the 2nd World War.

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