United Reformed Church LogoIn our day concerns about ecology are rising. Climate change (which means far more than global warming), pollution, and extinction of plant and animal species make us question harmful human treatment of the natural world. It is also one of the five mission marks of our United Reformed Church: to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, to sustain and renew the life of the earth.

At our last Synod Meeting in Bridgwater we discussed the business of our Synod’s divesting from fossil fuel and by doing so taking a stand for renewable energy resources and saying No to fossil fuel.

Increasing CO2 emissions, contributing to it in any way (even by taking unnecessary car and aeroplane journeys) is one of the “great sins” of our day. At that Synod Meeting we also had an Eco Workshop and explored, or rather scratched the surfaces of, exciting ecological and environmental issues and what we can do as a church and as individuals to reduce our carbon footprints.

Sharing God's Love in a practical way has always been our aim, whether that be overseas or in our local community. We support overseas mission projects via Commitment for Life and Nailsea Water Project. We also support Samaritan's Purse, Children's Hospice South West and local community projects by raising funds through special events and offerings.

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Induction Rev.d Janos Nagy

Dear Friends,
I am John, a Hungarian and British national who moved to England with my family 12 years ago. In 2002 I had a transfer from the UCC, Calvin Synod, USA to the British URC. Prior to that, I served in the Hungarian Reformed Church as a local church minister, a part time teacher and an editor for a church publishing house.

Since May 2002, I have served at Horfield and Argyle Morley URCs in Bristol, and I am still their minister, so they must be a very patient people!

What's it all about?

Church Membership is the way in which Christians who have made their home in the local church are encouraged to express their commitment to that congregation of God’s people.

Who are they?

Well Church Members are not Super-Christians, just ordinary people who meet regularly to try and make sure that the continued life and witness of the church is in line with how God wants it to be. You can still be effective within the life of the church without being a member, but only members have a vote at Church Meeting, and are therefore the people who, as a body, make decisions.