URC Ministers’ Gathering

Ministers of the Synod of Scotland have spent this week with colleagues from the whole denomination at the second gathering of ministers from the whole of the United Reformed Church at Yarnfield Park Training Centre in Staffordshire.

Our main speakers have been Rev Najla Kassab, a Presbyterian minister in Lebanon and currently the President of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (of which the URC is a member) and Pádraig Ó Tuama, Poet Theologian and former leader of the Corrymeela Community. Our focus has been on the theme of Jubilee inspired by this being the URC’s 50th year. To help guide us we were also addressed by Rev John Bradbury, General Secretary of the URC and Rev David Cornick, our former General Secretary and more recently General Secretary of Churches Together in England.

Refreshed and inspired we look forward to sharing with you what we have learned together as we prepare to mark this Jubilee year.