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Reform Magazine | April 23, 2024

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October 2022 Archives - Reform Magazine

A day to dance

03/10/2022 |

Stephen Tomkins revisits the day the URC was born

The sun shone on London for 5 October 1972. Three thousand people, Congregationalists and Presbyterians, gathered to become the United Reformed Church, celebrating the fruition of nine years’ work and full … Read More

A good question: What is the United Reformed Church for?

03/10/2022 |

One question, four answers

David Cornick‘A community of tenth lepers’

Luke tells us that one day when Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem, he passed through the borderlands of Samaria and Galilee. Ten lepers, keeping a safe Covid distance, … Read More

Proclaim Jubilee!

03/10/2022 |

Meg Warner investigates the Bible’s idea of the 50th year

Happy Birthday United Reformed Church! Fifty years is a grand age, and Jubilee is a superb model to have chosen for the celebrations. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been … Read More

I remember it well: Memories of 1972

03/10/2022 |

Stephen Tomkins interviewed scores of people for his book That They All May Be One: The story of the United Reformed Church. These are some of the memories they shared of the founding of the URC in 1972

It was … Read More

I remember it well 2

03/10/2022 |

Geoffrey Roper recalls 1972

For years we had been issued pamphlets in blue (Presbyterian colour) or brown (Congregational) setting out principles, proposals, drafts and finally the Scheme of Union and parliamentary bill. These were discussed and debated (sometimes heatedly, sometimes … Read More

I remember it well 3

03/10/2022 |

Gwen Hall, a member of the Joint Negotiating Committee, looks back to 1972

My husband Richard was the Minister of Emmanuel Congregational Church, Cambridge, in 1969, and I been doing things with the women and students in the church. There … Read More