Thames North Synod is one of 13 Synods that make up the United Reformed Church. With the River Thames as the southern boundary, the 136 local churches of Thames North Synod serve communities in Greater London, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire and Essex. The purpose of the Synod is for our 140 local churches to work together to support each other’s mission and ministry. The main meetings of the Synod take place 2-3 times each year when Ministers and other local church representatives meet for worship and to plan our work together. In addition to this there are various committees that meet regularly to co-ordinate our work.
The Synod has a dedicated team of officers and staff. Some of our staff team are based in our Synod Office in Central London while others spend most of their time visiting and working with local churches.
Please do get in contact with us if you think we might be able to help in any way.
On Saturday 21st March 2015 in St. Albans, the URC Thames North Synod meeting gathered and approved the papers C1 and C2 as a basis for consultation; asking local churches to engage in this process by discussing the proposals in Elders’ and Church meetings, in your pastorate or church group and, where appropriate, with your ecumenical partners.
The papers are available to be downloaded:
Letter from the Moderator, Andrew Prasad
A summary document – Re-visioning, a short guide to re-visioning for growth
A response sheet for local churches
Paper C1 Re-visioning – Empowering local churches
Paper C2 Re-visioning – Streamlining Synod committees
World Council of Churches – position of Director of Faith and Order
The World Council of Churches have a vacancy for a Director of Faith and Order.
The director of Faith and Order will have to lead, inspire and direct the work of Faith and Order, sustaining and developing close relationships with the Faith and Order Commission, ensuring its involvement in producing and promoting studies conducted within the framework of the World Council of Churches towards the visible unity of the church. Deadline for applications: 28th April 2015
‘Making it work’ Synod Roadshows 2015
The Synod Programme Staff team will be on the road throughout 2015 taking part in a series of roadshows helping exploring how to ‘Make it work’ in our local churches. Our Training and events page has all the information you need to find your local roadshow and book a place (or two or three!).
The latest newsletter containing all that’s exciting and new from the Thames North Synod Pilots companies is now available. Click on the link below to download.