Who we are

Northern Synod is one of the thirteen synods which together form the United Reformed Church in England, Scotland and Wales.  Congregations in Northern Synod stretch from Wooler in North Northumberland to Northallerton in North Yorkshire.  If you visit one of our churches you’ll find a warm welcome.

Synod Officers and Staff

The leadership team, administration support team and field staff work together to look after all aspects of synod life.

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The Synod Meeting is the Synod’s decision-making body.  The work of the Synod is overseen by the Synod Executive Committee and seven other major committees.

Synod History

The United Reformed Church was formed in 1972 by the uniting of the Congregational Church in England and Wales and the Presbyterian Church of England.  In September 1981, by the unification of the latter Church and the Re-formed Association of Churches of Christ of Great Britain and Ireland, there came into being the United Reformed Church in the United Kingdom.  In 2000, by the unification of the latter Church and the Congregational Union of Scotland there came into being the United Reformed Church.

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Non Conformist Histories

This section traces the history of some of our current URC congregations to the original dissenting groups.

Synod Meetings

Synod Meetings are held twice yearly in March and October.  Each meeting is hosted by a different congregation in the Synod.

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